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Benjamin Winterhalter

Benjamin Winterhalter is JSTOR Daily‘s features editor.

What is health

What’s the Definition of Health?

The WHO’s definition has been the target of criticism in the medical literature since its first appearance in 1948.
Little Women movie

My Summer of Watching Little Women

What the author learned from his mother, a feminist academic doing a research project on film adaptations of Little Women.
James Bond

The Marketable Misogyny of James Bond

The attitudes reflected in the James Bond franchise are wildly out of touch with social reality.
Stanley Fish

Stanley Fish’s Academic Clickbait

The “renegade” scholar Stanley Fish is really a bit dramatic.
Why Bother with OK Cupid

Don’t Fall in Love on OkCupid

More than a decade into OkCupid's existence, sociologists are finding that its widely touted algorithm doesn’t actually help us find romance.

Reopening The X-Files: Is ESP Possible?

"Here I am again, Scully, up late pursuing this obsession with ESP." "It's a fraud, Mulder."
Nebula

I ❤ Physics: A Love Story

I could not bring myself to accept string theory’s claim, often presented as a scientific fact, that there are exactly 11 dimensions.
Illustration of the Cosmic order by Robert Fludd, the World Soul.

Let Panpsychism Expand Your Mind

An examination of panpsychism's history.
Photo of a young boy spending summer vacation with his two moms on the beach.

Should Sperm Donors Have Visitation Rights?

A lesbian couple from New Jersey now find their most intimate decisions at the center of a precedent-setting appeal about sperm donor visitation rights.