“Words for the Wise” is a newsletter written and produced by Michael Balter, a journalist and journalism instructor of 40+ years standing. Topically wide-ranging, it draws upon Balter’s wide range of interests and reporting on subjects as diverse as politics, science, #MeToo investigations, art, and culture.

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Michael Balter is a journalist/journalism instructor based near NYC. Over 40+ years, he has written for Science, Scientific American, NYT, WaPo, SciAm, L.A. Times, CJR, Bon Appetit, Islands, SAPIENS, etc.