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Weekend Reading: Forked! (It’s just out)

Saru Jayaraman.  Forked: A New Standard for American Dining.  Oxford University Press, 2016. I did a blurb for this one, for good reason.  Saru Jayaraman is doing important work on behalf of low-wage restaurant workers, most of them immigrants and women.  This book is her manifesto. That restaurant workers can be paid as little as […]

Louisville schedules press conference with Pitino, others

Louisville has scheduled a press conference "to deliver an important message to the university community."        

Shakespeare’s Reading List: INFOGRAPHIC

Oxford University Press has created an infographic called Shakespeare’s Reading List. The infographic explores early national literacy rates in England; the production costs of bookmaking; along with the writers that influenced Shakespeare. We’ve got the entire infographic for you to explore after the jump.

REVIEW: How to Stop the Super-Rich From Dominating Presidential Politics

This article first appeared in The National Book Review Plutocrats United: Campaign Money, the Supreme Court, and the Distortion of American Elections Yale University Press 256 pp. $32.50 By Lawrence Norden Nearly half of the early money for this year's presidential contest was provided by just 158 families, the New York Times reported last fall. Show More Summary

“Sexual Politics” and the Feminist Work That Remains Undone

This piece was drawn from the afterword to a new edition of “Sexual Politics,” by Kate Millett, which is out in February from Columbia University Press.

University of Minnesota Press published first biography of industrial designer and illustrator John Vassos

2 days agoArts : Artdaily

What should a television look like? How should a dial on a radio feel to the touch? These were questions John Vassos asked when the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) asked him to design the first mass-produced television receiver, the TRK-12, which had its spectacular premier at the 1939 New York World?s Fair. Show More Summary

News in Brief: Researchers Announce They Don’t Have Heart To Reveal What Will Happen To 1 In 5 Women

2 days agoHumor : The Onion

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA—Having difficulty looking gathered members of the press in the eye, researchers from the University of Virginia announced at a news conference Wednesday that they didn’t have the heart to reveal what a recent study determined will happen to one in five women in the U.S. Show More Summary

The Transnational Dimensions of the New Deal

Review of The New Deal: A Global History. By Kiran Klaus Patel. Princeton University Press. 435 pp. $35 "We have learned that we cannot live alone, at peace," Franklin Roosevelt declared in 1945; "our own well-being is dependent on the...Show More Summary

Trump's Own Words Prove He's a Liberal

"As far as single payer, it works in Canada, it works incredibly well in Scotland." "I would press for universal health care.... I would put forward a comprehensive health care program and fund it with an increase in corporate taxes." "We must have universal healthcare." – Donald Trump

Williams on Internal and External Reasons - Part 3

I am trying to work out a if Bernard Williams, in “Internal and External Reasons” (in Moral Luck, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1981, 101–13), believed that beliefs provide reasons for action. I would argue that they do not....Show More Summary

Ending the Curse of Oil: Is It Possible?

Emma Ashford Blood Oil: Tyrants, Violence, and the Rules that Run the World By Leif Wenar Oxford University Press, 2015, $27, 552 pages The oil magnate J. Paul Getty once described his formula for success: “Rise early, work hard, strike oil.” He could not have been more wrong when it comes to states with substantial endowments of natural resources. Show More Summary

Black UK Graduates Earn 23% Less Than White Colleagues - TUC

Salaries of black university graduates in the United Kingdom are on average 23 percent less than wages of their white counterparts, the British Trades Union Congress said in a press release published Monday.

West Virginia Basketball: Jonathan Holton suspended

According to a press release from the university, starting forward Jonathan Holton has been suspended indefinitely from the West Virginia basketball team for a violation for team rules. A source for The Charleston Gazette reported that...Show More Summary

Weekend Reading: From Farm to Canal Street

Valerie Inbruce.  From Farm to Canal Street: Chinatown’s Alternative Food Network in the Global Marketplace.  Cornell University Press, 2015. I live in downtown Manhattan, love to wander through the open-air food markets in Chinatown, and have always wondered how the extraordinarily fresh and exotic vegetables and fruits get there.  Who grows them, and where? The […]

New to Town: Books About Seattle That Everyone Should Read

Native Seattle: Histories from the Crossing-Over PlaceBy Coll Thrush(University of Washington Press, 2008) It's Coll Thrush's claim that Seattle visualizes Natives more than any other major American city—from the wildly displaced Alaskan...Show More Summary

One Way Geoengineering Might Get Started

This essay is adapted from The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World, by Oliver Morton, published by Princeton University Press.

Marian Reviews The Hidden Wealth Of Nations

Omri Marian (UC-Irvine), Tax Havens and the Rise on Inequality (reviewing Gabriel Zucman (UC-Berkeley), Hidden Wealth of Nations: The Scourge of Tax Havens (University of Chicago Press, 2015)): Tax literature is bitterly divided on the role that tax havens play in global economy. The negative view of tax havens paints...

Aerial Phenomena in the Old Days: A Tale of Sprites and Saucers

The study of UFOs has brought to light many pressing questions over the decades, particularly since the end of the Second World War. Such questions include whether we are alone in the universe, although the UFO subject also inspires us to ask whether our conventional notions of...

FTC sues DeVry, claims it counted a grad who was a rural mail carrier as working in 'technical management'

In a press conference on Wednesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has filed a lawsuit against for-profit college DeVry University claiming it placed deceptive ads about the likelihood that graduates will find job...Show More Summary

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