Emmett Rensin


Hyde Park hysteria

The neighborhood isn’t as dangerous as it is made out to be.


May 15, 2009

The case for smoking

Despite all the criticism, there are valid reasons for lighting up a cigarette


April 14, 2009

Ephemeral bliss

Happiness exists only at the razor’s edge of its attainment and not beyond.


February 24, 2009

The audacity of high hopes

Dreams of Earth-shattering eminence only lead us down the path of unhappiness.


January 27, 2009

Friendly fire

College is no longer as scary or as lonely as it used to be, and this new comfort makes clearer our initial choices about companionship.


November 25, 2008

The Nixon charm

How the 37th president gives hope to the common man


November 18, 2008