Matt Barnum


Corps Curriculum

Over the course of the first year in TFA, through early mornings and frustrating days, with a few bright moments and positive encounters, one U of C grad would stick with the program’s mission despite considerable challenges. The other would quit.


March 10, 2009

Art attack

Dean Art’s handing of Junwan Kong’s situation is indicative of a destructive mindset


February 6, 2009

Transgender, Mormon find The Real World

The Real World returns with the same inimitable mixture of idiocy and insight.


January 30, 2009

Proximity without intimacy

Obama’s presumption of unity may serve to undermine the very thing


January 23, 2009

Clock still ticking, but 24’s glory days near end

With the premiere of its seventh season, Fox's real-time counter-terrorist drama starts to show signs of old age.


January 13, 2009

Seeing the smaller picture

The truth is, things do kind of suck here.


November 25, 2008

Viewpoints columnists and staff discuss the election

What the Maroon editorial writers think of the upcoming election.


November 4, 2008

Voting fraud

The existence of a right does not imply an obligation to use it.


October 31, 2008

A trenchant moment

Trying to sort through a typical existential crisis at the U of C


October 14, 2008

Presidential Debate 2008: Viewpoints columnists react

Matt Barnum, Claire McNear, Tim Murphy, and Marshall Knudson respond to the October 7 presidential debate.


October 10, 2008