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TV: Other Shows: America’s Lost Treasures 

“History” isn’t a dry academic study, but you’d never know from most popular culture, where the study of the past is limited to its geeky adherents, walled off from more normal society and called upon only when it becomes directly relevant to whatever story is being told. But everyone lives with some level of personal history, and that personal history is often associated with quite public history.
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Fast-food slows learning, study shows

News : The Rundown News Blog (2 days ago)

A study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics shows that frequent consumption of fast-food may slow children’s academic growth. Photo by Flickr user reynermedia Frequent fast-food consumption may slow children’s academic grow... Read Post

Never Mix, Never Worry: A Brief (And Incomplete) History Of The Academic Couple

Academics : Tenured Radical (4 years ago)

Push your way past the Katie Roiphe essay on page 2 of the New York Times' "Sunday Styles" section today (yes, this conservative, anti-feminist really does seem to own the column named "Cultural Studies," which is an irony, is it no... Read Post

A cultural history of inflation in America

Politics : Lawyers, Guns & Money (1 hour ago)

The title of this post is more in the way of a question regarding whether such a thing exists. The reason I’m asking is that, in the course of researching higher education costs in America back to the middle of the 19th century, I d... Read Post


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