Something happens when you’ve been out of work for half a year. Employers ignore you completely. That was the conclusion of a new field study by Rand Ghayad, a visiting scholar … read more »
Remember sitting through high school math class while the teacher droned on about polynomial equations and thinking there wasn’t a chance you’d ever use any of it in life? Well, … read more »
Our Twitter book club has read so many books in so many varieties, it’s hard to believe we’ve neglected one of the most vibrant, creative categories of all: children’s lit. … read more »
There’s a new cliff in town, and it’s much scarier than the fiscal cliff. It doesn’t have anything to do with expiring tax cuts or sequesters. It has to do … read more »
As longtime bookies know all too well, I have occasionally been derelict in my duties as your literary cruise director here at #1book140. No, no, you doth protest too much. … read more »
Voters dislike negative advertising. And voters don’t like super PACs very much. But perhaps I repeat myself. Check out this animation of spending by super PACs over time from Northeastern … read more »
Fleura Bardhi believed what many of us do about members of car-sharing services like Zipcar. They care about the environment. They want to take cars off the road. They’ve created … read more »
From Mauro Martino at Northeastern University comes this intriguing infographic of fundraising by the presidential candidates from March 2011 to Feburary 2012.
The Obama campaign’s attempt to make an issue of Mitt Romney’s governorship quickly descended into spectacle Thursday. As the president’s chief strategist, David Axelrod, made his case in front of … read more »
Dismantling urban freeways — replacing elevated viaducts of steel and concrete with parks and boulevards — is happening in so many places, it’s like an unspoken national urban policy. We’ve … read more »
Marion Jackson’s airy, light-filled studio is filled with Brazilian art and sculpture. It sits on the third floor of a five-story, 100,000-square-foot industrial building in downtown Detroit that opened in … read more »
In May 2010, a 30-year-old Pakistani-American drove his Nissan Pathfinder into one of the most scrutinized urban spaces on the planet and parked along the curb.