Expertise

Zhubin Parang, BS’03 (foreground, left), and his writing staff discuss the day’s script with Trevor Noah (seated) on the set of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. Photo by Sean Gallagher/The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Expertise: How to write a joke

Zhubin Parang, BS’03, always wanted to work in politics. And he does—in a way. But instead of taking a job on Capitol Hill or working for the Democratic Party, like he imagined, Parang writes jokes about politicians. Lots of them. As head writer for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show withRead More

Katrina Markoff, BA’95: How to build a business you love

Katrina Markoff, BA’95: How to build a business you love

Markoff, founder of Vosges Haut-Chocolat and Wild Ophelia, offers several tips for converting something you love into your life’s work.

A guide to good etiquette

A guide to good etiquette

Alumni Association President Perry Brandt, BA’74, JD’77, offers several tips for proper etiquette.

How to Argue: Advice from Robert Talisse and Scott Aikin

How to Argue: Advice from Robert Talisse and Scott Aikin

Vanderbilt philosophy professors Robert B. Talisse and Scott F. Aikin offer some rules of thumb on how to argue.

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How to Buy Art: Advice from Jessica Tribble

Jessica Tribble, BS’08, loves collecting art—so much so that she turned it into a business. She’s the founder of Clara Arts, a full-service art advisory and management firm in New York City that connects contemporary artists with collectors. We asked Tribble to give us some insider tips about collecting art, and here’s what she said.