Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Sunday Links

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* Following up on the Star-Wars-as-maps link: Indiana Jones as maps.

* At USC between 1998 and 2012, 92% of white men were awarded tenure, but only 55% of women and minorities in the same departments. Via @reclaimuc.

* Adjuncts at MLA.

* The Dark Side of the Digital at MLA.

* The Chinese website Tencent reports that a father got so upset with his son’s nonstop MMO playing that he hired an in-game hit-squad to kill his son’s character whenever it spawned, in the hopes of discouraging the young man from playing.

* For some in the burgeoning stop-hitting movement, the goal is nothing less than a total legal ban on spanking in all settings, as has been passed by 33 nations in Europe, Latin America and Africa (soon to be 34 when Brazil becomes the largest country to outlaw spanking in final action expected this year).

* The Last Days of Detroit.

* Stalin, CEO.

* An oral history of Good Will Hunting.

* Islam and Science Fiction.

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