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Charles Fountain’s colorful new take on the 1919 Black Sox

By Bill Kirtz Print the legend? Charles Fountain doesn’t. Meticulously researched and colorfully written, his new book, “The Betrayal: The 1919 World Series and the Birth of Modern Baseball” (Oxford University Press, 290 pages, $27.95), offers a host of new information about the often-told 1919 Chicago Black Sox saga. He’s unearthed a ton of fresh material, […]

Professor of philosophy addresses complex emotion in new book

On Romantic Love Photo: Oxford University Press Love is an emotion and as such may be rational or irrational. It may be experienced in degrees; it may be conscious and unconscious; and it may be controlled so that we may fall in and out of love. Show More Summary

Study: Average Photojournalist Male, Self-Employed, Earning Less Than $30K

A new study released by Oxford University’s Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism in association with World Press Photo offers a conflicting view of the lives of today’s photojournalists. On the one hand, the majority of theShow More Summary

Shaviro Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This

Daniel Shaviro (NYU), Book Review (Edward D. Kleinbard (USC), We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014)): This short book review of Edward Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money both discusses the book's many strengths, and addresses...

Zelinsky: John Oliver, Televangelists, And The IRS

Oxford University Press Blog: John Oliver, Televangelists, and the Internal Revenue Service, by Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo): John Oliver’s sardonic spoof of televangelists raises important issues that deserve more than comic treatment. Oliver’s satire was aimed both at the televangelists themselves and at the IRS. In Oliver’s narrative, the IRS acquiesces...

Repatriation Tax Holiday: Wrong In 2004, Wrong Now

Oxford University Press Blog: Wrong Again, by Richard S. Grossman (Wesleyan): Unlike fine wine, bad ideas don’t improve with age. One such idea is the Invest in Transportation Act, co-sponsored by Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Rand Paul (R-KY), which would institute a temporary tax cut on profits brought back...

Soda Politics: the first copy!

Soda Politics is out (almost)!  It ships to preorders next week! Max Sinsheimer, my editor at Oxford University Press, just gave me this advance copy. The official publication date is October 5, but copies should be widely available well before then.  Enjoy! For information about it, click here.

Idealism Without God: a must-read paper!

... by the brilliant Helen Yetter-Chappell [forthcoming in T. Goldschmidt & K. Pearce (eds.) Idealism: New Essays in Metaphysics, Oxford University Press].PDF pre-print available here.I may be a tad biased, but I can't think of a more...Show More Summary

After Much Deliberation, Scholars Add ‘Butthurt’ to Dictionary

On Thursday, sent out a press release that successfully tricked many news outlets into writing a headline with the word awesomesauce in it.  Oxford University Press was announcing the new spate of words that can now be looked up on its website after a quarterly update — the list includes manspreading, butthurt, microaggression,... More »

You Can Now Fat-Shame A Redditor And Not Feel Butt Hurt About It

last monthNews : Huffington Post

via GIPHY Oh, the joys of living language.  Oxford Dictionaries Online, the branch of Oxford University Press that focuses on contemporary language and practical word usage, added a slew of new words and phrases in its 2015 update. Some...Show More Summary

The Origins of American Religious Nationalism

Charles McCraryReview: Sam Haselby, The Origins of American Religious Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 2015) Some of the most interesting and vibrant work in American religious history/studies has analyzed the constructions and intersections of religion, politics, sectarianism, nationalism, and secularism in the early national period. Show More Summary

Oxford University Press Plagiarized Wikipedia, Now Who the Hell Should I Believe? 

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s not only lazy students and Buzzfeed editors who steal from Wikipedia. Read more...

Words ‘Pig’ and ‘Pork’ Banned By Oxford University Press In Children’s Books Because It Offends Muslims

It seems clear that in our quest to not offend anyone, society is becoming more and more absurd. Now, according to a major book publisher, we cannot reference pork or

Rhode: The Trouble With Lawyers

Deborah L. Rhode (Stanford), The Trouble with Lawyers (Oxford University Press, June 1, 2015): By any measure, the law as a profession is in serious trouble. Americans' trust in lawyers is at a low, and many members of the profession wish they had chosen a different path. Law schools, with...

Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare — and Me

In their new book, Imperialism Past and Present (Oxford University Press), Emanuele Saccarelli and Latha Varadarajan write that “western [sic] imperialism did not end with the close of colonialism, but continues to define international...Show More Summary

Virgin Nation: An Interview with Sara Moslener

Samira K. MehtaSara Moslener. Virgin Nation: Sexual Purity and American Adolescence. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015)On July 1, Oxford University Press released Sara Moslener's Virgin Nation. SKM: Professor Sara Moslener, IShow More Summary

Reynolds Reviews Barton's The Decline And Rebirth Of The Legal Profession

Following up on my previous post: Glenn Reynolds review the new book by Benjamin H. Barton (Tennessee), Glass Half Full The Decline and Rebirth of the Legal Profession (Oxford University Press, June 15, 2015) in USA Today, Are Happier Lawyers, Cheaper Legal Fees on the Horizon?: Barton notes that high-end...

Publishing Jobs: Penguin Random House, Barron’s

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, Penguin Random House is hiring an editorial assistant, as well as a senior designer for Random House Children’s Books. Meanwhile, Barron’s Educational Series needs a production manager, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a production team leader. Show More Summary

Slifkin, The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom

NEW BOOK: New from OU Press: “The Torah Encyclopedia of the Animal Kingdom” by Rabbi Natan Slifkin. Note that this is the Orthodox Union Press, not Oxford University Press. Be that as it may, it sound interesting, especially for the lavish illustrations. Show More Summary

Sugar, Sugar

Excerpted from The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets, edited by Darra Goldstein. Out now from Oxford University Press. In the Western musical canon, songs about sweets are a subset of a larger food-themed body of work. With subjects...Show More Summary

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