Scott Korb is a Religious Studies and Writing professor at Eugene Lang College and New York University.
His latest publication, Light Without Fire: The Making of America’s First Muslim College, tells the story of the nation’s first four-year Muslim liberal arts college. I’ve written about Christianity and I’ve written about Judaism.
At this point, you probably still have a few questions.
For example, what is the difference between the Engine 2 Diet and veganism? “Plant Strong” is essentially a euphemism for “vegan”.
I would fill those weekends with classes and visits to the mosque, with long interview processes and long discussion sessions with the students.
I would also attend celebrations with them, I would go to fundraisers and other lectures.
From what I can gather, people provide him with personal information and then Theodore contemplates their photo, develops empathy with them, and writes love letters on their behalf.
He's a relationship facilitator, but when he returns to an empty apartment and a late-night sex-chat roulette line, or when he walks home through streets of people talking into their devices, we understand that he's genuinely alone.
I thought that in going out to Zaytuna College to try to understand Islam more fully in a personal way through engaging a whole community, people who were committed to education in a way I think I’m committed to education, I would learn a great deal.There's a moment where Theodore, afraid that someone he loves has gone missing, runs through the city streets and falls, and all the citizenry wrapped up in their technological cocoons stop to help him, asking him if he's okay.It's a prime moment for satire, for Jonze to pound home the message that we're separating ourselves from one another--but instead, he goes in the opposite direction: We go inside because we crave connection, and although we recognize the dissonance in that, our need pushes reason aside.“It’s not that I don’t like sex,” she said in an interview.“I enjoy sex, I like to have orgasms, but after an orgasm, I feel this wave of sadness.