Kierstin Utter

Wed, Mar 5, 2014, 11:43pm

Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel talks about the brain, the arts, and what they mean to him.

Thu, Feb 20, 2014, 4:26am

Like many women, I’ve been warned since childhood that I’m a perfect target. Even before sex education in the fourth grade, my parents let me know (in not so few words) that, given the chance, people would take advantage of girls like me.

Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 4:33am
Thu, Feb 13, 2014, 3:21am

My first memory of Valentine’s Day is my second-grade teacher giving my class brown paper bags, red glitter glue, and 3-D heart stickers a few days before the 14th to decorate our own personal Valentines mailboxes, where we were expected to deposit notes for our friends (and Hershey’s Kisses).

Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 9:37pm

Since 2002, British street artist Banksy has charmed the public, enthralled the art world, and infuriated the police with his political spray paintings, stenciled onto sidewalks and museum walls alike.

Wed, Apr 10, 2013, 11:07pm

I’ve heard it said that James Franco is a brilliant actor, that he’s James Dean reincarnated, and that he is as intelligent as he is talented. I see the facts on which these statements are based, and I don’t contest them.

Wed, Oct 3, 2012, 10:32pm

Now that the novelty of the Pumpkin Spice Latte has worn off, it’s time we turn our attention to the harvest season’s greater virtue: Television premieres.

Thu, Apr 12, 2012, 12:47am

Initially, I admit, it was a kind of narcissism that made me skeptical of Invisible Children’s “Kony 2012” video: I didn’t want my otherwise politically detached Facebook friends to be right.

Thu, Mar 22, 2012, 12:29am

Something strange happens every Thursday night on MTV: As the clock strikes eleven, the image of gelled, orange Pauly D morphs into that of a pale, gangly, Jewish hipster type from Brooklyn. As the saying goes, if you’re not confused, you’re just not paying attention.

Thu, Dec 1, 2011, 12:18am

I’ll begin the way I always do: Last year, I took a year off.