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Like more than 4 million other people, I'm up and running on Google +. Not at all phased by the disappointing Wave, Buzz or Orkut, I eagerly accepted my + invitation despite knowing little about it. (What can I say?  I'm a glass- half- full kind of girl.) I usually wait to sign on to new technology until I know something about it or have a sense of t...
Merriam-Webster defines biography as "a usually written history of a person's life."   When I think of a biography, I think of a journalist or writer spending days, months, even years interviewing a subject. I think of hand held tape recorders, endless transcripts, and the overwhelming expectation of being expected to synthesize those notes into a narrative that is honest, engaging, and, let's fac...
In the spirit of promoting nonacademic summer reading material, I thought I'd start a series of blog posts: What to Read Next? I call this first list Based on the Book. It features movies that are, you guessed it, based on a book or short story. As an added bonus (I think) all of the movie adaptations listed here in theatres now. In full disclosure, I have not necessarily read the books or seen the movies in this list. You may also ...
Title: Social Movements in India : Poverty, Power, and Politics Edited by: Raka Ray and Mary Fainsod Katzenstein Publisher: Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, c2005 Check it out:
Title: Never Fade Away: A Novel Author: William Hart Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Fithian Press, 2002 Check it out! PS3558.A6844 N48 2002 From the publisher: In William Hart’s Never Fade Away an English Department offers writin...
There are at least five reasons I’m pumped the rapture was a spoof. In all honestly, one of them is not so I can continue to listen to Bob Dylan but hey, it’s his birthday and he deserves all of the recognition he's getting. For those of you new to the...
Dear Google, I’m sure you already know this, but for many undergraduate and graduate students around the country and world, the semester is over. For a lot of us, that means an end to classes, exams, research, constant engagement with scholarly material,
Title: Better Together : A Model University-Community Partnership for Urban Youth Author: Barbara C. Jentleson Publisher: New York : Teachers College, Columbia University, c2011 Check it out!
Title: Ignored, Shunned, and Invisible : How the Label  Retarded  has Denied Freedom and Dignity to Millions Author: J. David Smith Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2009 Check it out!
What do Russia, Ice T, Roger Ebert and