How to Make School Better for Boys

This gap in edu­ca­tion engage­ment has dire eco­nomic con­se­quences for boys. A 2011 Brook­ings Insti­tu­tion report quan­ti­fies the eco­nomic decline of the median male: For men ages 25 to 64 with no […]

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The Hidden World of the Typewriter

I met Sobo­roff in Boston, where a curated selec­tion of his type­writers is being dis­played at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. The col­lec­tion rou­tinely tours, and people can type on their favorite luminary’s machine for […]

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How to Save the Long-​​Term Unemployed

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 […]

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1book140: Meet J. Nathan Matias

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. […]

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The Secret Lives of Zipcar Drivers

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 […]

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