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Oxford To Publish The Age Of Em

Eighteen months ago I asked here for readers to criticize my Em Econ book draft, then 62K words. (137 of you sent comments – thanks!) Today I announce that Oxford University Press will publish its descendant (now 212K words) in Spring … Continue reading ?

The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction: Why American? Who American? What American?

Cambridge University Press recently released The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction edited by Eric Carl Link and Gerry Canavan, a sequel, of sorts, to 2003's The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn. Show More Summary

Young MIT Economist Argues that NIMBYism and not Financial Assets Is the Source of Inequality

4 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

France's Piketty faces a challenge from a very young American economist Belknap Press | Harvard University Press The story currently making the rounds in the financial blogs is that a 26-year-old MIT graduate, Matt Rognlie, has finally...Show More Summary

Rick Barnes to Tennessee: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Days after Texas fired him, Rick Barnes will be moving to the SEC as the next head coach at the University of Tennessee. According to's Jeff Goodman, Barnes and Tennessee have finalized the deal with a press conference coming...Show More Summary

Mark Twain: American Vandal, Undying Literary Legend

A new biography of Mark Twain (1835-1910) has been published by Harvard University Press. Roy Morris Jr.’s 279-page American Vandal: Mark Twain Abroad takes off at the point when Twain embarked on the cruise ship, The Quaker City, in 1867 when the writer was 31-years-old. Show More Summary

Nick Saban’s Press Conference Sacks College Football For A Big Loss

8 hours agoSports : SportsMoney

Nick Saban showed no remorse for unleashing Jonathan Taylor on the University of Alabama.

Govt to press on with uni reforms

Abbott govt to push ahead despite universities warning watered down reforms unacceptable.

Why Do Zombies Lumber?

Excerpted from Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?: A Neuroscientific View of the Zombie Brain by Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek. Out now from Princeton University Press. In the movie Dawn of the Dead (1978) there is a scene when anarchist outlaws break into the mall that the movie’s heroes had secured and lived in for weeks. Show More Summary

WWE News: Sting Set To Retire After ‘Wrestlemania 31’?

After waiting for nearly two decades, the WWE Universe will witness “The Icon” Sting wrestle his first match for the WWE at Wrestlemania 31, but his first may also be his last. In an interview with the Associated Press, the 56-year-old...Show More Summary

Student group that revealed racist SAE video causes change at Oklahoma

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

At a press conference announcing the findings of an investigation into a racist chant that prompted the shuttering of Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s Oklahoma University chapter and the expulsion of two fraternity members, OU President David Boren saluted the student activists of Unheard, who first brought the now widely viewed SAE video to light.

College Newspaper Staff Know Exactly How They Would Respond If Editorial Freedom Challenged

4 days agoHumor : The Onion

NEW BRITAIN, CT—Calling a strong independent press “absolutely vital” to a democratic society, the staff of The Recorder, Central Connecticut State University’s student-run newspaper, confirmed Friday they know exactly how t...

Tennessee fires Donnie Tyndall after learning he would likely face NCAA infractions for tenure at Southern Miss

The University of Tennessee Volunteers fired basketball Coach Donnie Tyndall after just one season, the school confirmed in a press release on Friday. University officials cite an ongoing NCAA investigation into “another institution as the cause of his termination. “It is highly likely that Coach Tyndall will face significant penalties at the conclusion of the […]

Weekend reading: Fruits of Eden

Amanda Harris.  Fruits of Eden: David Fairchild and America’s Plant Hunters.  University Press of Florida, 2015. I blurbed this one: If you have ever wondered how navel oranges, figs, avocados, dates, and other such foods came to be grown in America, here’s the answer: plant explorers.  Amanda Harris tells the stories of adventurers sent out […]

Today in Media History: In 1947, the press reported on the Hutchins Commission report

On March 27, 1947, the press reported on the Hutchins Commission report about the media. Robert M. Hutchins, the president of the University of Chicago, served as the chair of the 1940s Commission on the Freedom of the Press. Time magazine’s...Show More Summary

Sports, stenography, a syzygy made in heaven

Rachel Maddow explains the backstory on a running joke at the press conferences of members of the University of Wisconsin basketball team who flirt with the...

Adanna Duru, Eliminated From American Idol, Thanks The Voice

Adanna Duru was one of two contestants voted off American Idol by the viewers of the reality singing competition show, The Press Enterprise reported today. Duru, a student at the University of California, Riverside and Maddie Walker received the lowest votes of all the contestants on American Idol. Show More Summary

Publishing Jobs: HarperCollins, St. Martin’s

5 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

This week, HarperCollins is hiring a senior manager of integrated marketing, while St. Martin’s Press needs a digital editor. Oxford University Press is seeking a publicist, and Quarto Publishing is on the hunt for an editorial director. Show More Summary

Rothko's Jewish Influences?

Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel by Annie Cohen-Solal Yale University Press, 281 pages, $25 What is it that gives the paintings of Mark Rothko their tremendous power? Why do those squares of vibrating color, that seem to float...Show More Summary

Press Uncuffed: Free the Press Campaign

Collaboration with University of Maryland students highlights journalists jailed worldwide New York, March 26, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists today launched the Press Uncuffed: Free the Press campaign at the Newseum in Washington to raise awareness about journalists imprisoned around the world in connection with their coverage of news...

Disgraced Oklahamoa Student Apologizes for Racist Song

5 days agoNews : Truthdig

At a press conference, former University of Oklahoma student Levi Pettit asked civil rights leaders and the public for forgiveness for leading a racist chant at a fraternity outing.

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