An incomplete rainbow

When I came out, at 16, in those fashion-​​​​challenged late 70s when tweedy jackets and pinky rings had to do hard labor in sig­ni­fying les­bian iden­tity, my (lib­eral) mother sent […]

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College is still for creating citizens

The fierce debate about the future of higher edu­ca­tion in America has clar­i­fied some issues even as it has polar­ized national thinking on the ques­tion. While most people agree that […]

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NCAA Begins Debate Over Power Shift

The dif­fer­ence between those five and the rest becomes greater,” said Peter Roby, ath­letic director at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “How do we main­tain com­pet­i­tive oppor­tu­nity for every­body and not just for […]

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Erez Aiden Contains Multitudes

Some scholars think that ngrams and other data-​​​​mining approaches will win accep­tance when scholars make use, in a single paper, of both big data and tra­di­tional tex­tual analysis—which Aiden and […]

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A Used Book, a Lost Era

It can be a small world, this niche buying of used schol­arly books on Amazon. It can also be a sobering one. I am on the lookout for both rare […]

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Streaming Video Magic with Chromecast

Some new devices do some­thing so beau­ti­fully and seam­lessly that they seem like magic. I remember, for instance, the first time I used the touch­screen on an iPhone. Sud­denly, the […]

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