The art worn by the first lady means whatever you want it to mean.
For Virginia Postrel's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Unless left-wing academics come to value, or at least tolerate, political diversity, intellectual inquiry in the humanities and social sciences faces a bleak future.
If Google Project Jacquard succeeds, we'll be able to wear touch-sensitive clothing that can control electronic devices.
The Pentagon is trying to figure out why Islamic State has been so successful at attracting followers. Islamic State's recruitment imagery offers a different, more contemporary and overtly violent form of glamour.
In the U.S., vague bans on "offensive" language and other "politically correct" measures that most people think of when they imagine college speech codes are increasingly being joined by quarantine policies that restrict all student speech, regardless of its content.
New research suggests that positive images in The New York Times portend better poll numbers to come. If true, there's hope for President Barack Obama in light of the photo spread for a big story last week.
Designating a limited "free speech zone" is one way in which American colleges try to squelch spontaneous action or immediate responses to controversial news.