Little Words, Big Ideas
Man and the Natural World
"Famous" wants us to look—long and hard—at what we often overlook. In contrast to the ways that modern society is often obsessed with superficial and unimportant elements of celebrity and the...
Morality and Ethics
We can't read Nye's "Famous" without feeling like she is reminding us that we should care less about the most recent celebrity divorce and more about how we could be helping the elderly widow acros...
What is community? Perhaps it is just the place you live: as in "the community pool." But, community should be more than that, right? It is the intentional joining together of people (and objects)...
Society and Class
You can figure out a lot about a society if you know what its members deem to be famous. Do they focus on spectacular athletic feats? Are they obsessed with the courage demonstrated in a battle? Do...
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