Steve Weinberg Staffwriter

Class of 2008


  • Curb offers witty television with social undertones

    Between psychologists that wear thongs and HBO executives that steal shrimp, it’s tough to look at Larry David’s HBO series, Curb Your Enthusiasm, as anything more than a hilarious TV show. But it’s much more. For behind the laughter, the show’s creator and star, Larry David — a genius if there ever was one — has inserted underlying themes that radiate with acute cultural wisdom. While other ins...

    Forum | February 25, 2008
  • Adjusting our extremist attitudes

    “Are you a vegetarian?” A seemingly benign question. Do you never eat meat or do you eat meat without hesitation? We hear this question a lot in our society, especially when someone at our table orders tofu.

    Forum | November 5, 2007
  • Library floor rankings

    Whether pushing the blue handicapped button or pulling open the unusually heavy glass door, everyone entering the lobby of Hunt Library is thinking the same thing: ‘Which floor?’ Maybe you have a meeting on a specific floor, maybe there’s a designated spot where you’re meeting your friends, or maybe you just want a white-chocolate macadamia nut cookie from Maggie Murph Café. Nevertheless, all Carn...

    Pillbox | October 29, 2007
  • Reevaluating our motives for discrediting other peoples’ faith

    It’s difficult to go through college without getting into some kind of religious debate — or at least witnessing one. I’m not referring to a theological argument on the proper interpretation of a certain religion. Nor am I talking about a socio-political debate on topics like teaching creationism in schools, the influence that the Christian Right has over the Bush administration, or to what extent...

    Forum | October 15, 2007
  • Paperhouse

    In an interview with Playboy in 1980, John Lennon talked about writing the song “Nowhere Man”; “I’d spent five hours that morning trying to write a song that was meaningful and good, and I finally gave up and lay down,” he said. “Then ‘Nowhere Man’ came, words and music, the whole damn thing as I lay down.”

    Pillbox | October 8, 2007