Andrew Hacker and Claudia Dreifus

Andrew Hacker teaches at Queens College and Claudia Dreifus is on the faculty as Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. They are the authors of Higher Education?, which has recently been released in paperback by St.Martin's/Griffin.

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    Borrowing looms large in American life from homes to cars. But the explosion of student debt in the last few decades is a pernicious trend that colleges are helping to feed.

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Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

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Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

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An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

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The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

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The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

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