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  • Harpers – The Neoliberal Arts. How college sold its soul to the market.
  • GQ – The Late, Great Stephen Colbert.  Since last winter, after laying to rest the blowhard host of The Colbert Report and inheriting Letterman’s seat on The Late Show, the most inventive comic of his generation has been consumed with one very large question: Who will he be now? Stephen Colbert—the real one—gives a sneak peek. And in revealing his truest self (and boy, does he go deep), he shows us how he might just reinvent late-night, too
  • WSJ – Grad-School Loan Binge Fans Debt Worries.  Graduate students account for 40% of borrowing; many seek federal forgiveness.
  • FT – MC Escher’s impossible dreams – Credit DH – The printmaker is best known for the baffling geometry of his work but beneath the playful surface lay serious intent.
  • WSJ – Danny Meyer, Restaurant Impresario.  The restaurateur on Shake Shack’s IPO, moving Union Square Cafe and the new wave of ‘fine casual’ dining.
  • T&C – Meet the 29-Year Old Who is Making Bordeaux Cool AgainBordeaux, the hallmark of what wine should be, was once something you didn’t have to be an oenophile or a billionaire to drink. Can the 29-year-old scion of one of its most vaunted—and humble—dynasties make hounds of a new generation?

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