Gerry Canavan

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* CFP: Foundation, special issue on Science Fiction and Videogames (15 Apr 2014).

* Tor has an excerpt from the introduction to Disability in Science Fiction: Representations of Technology as Cure.

In their complaints to federal authorities, students and alumni have faulted campus officials for missteps at nearly every juncture: Telling students who report rape to take time off until their assailants graduate. Treating judicial cases like educational exercises. Slapping perpetrators with penalties less severe than those for stealing a laptop.

* The costs of raising a child from birth to age 17, including housing, food, clothing, health care, education, and other expenses, will come to $241,080 for a child born in 2012, up 2.6 percent from the year before, according to new data released by the Department of Agriculture. The annual cost for a child in a middle-income, two-parent family ranges from $12,600 to $14,700.

* In defense of cheerleading.

* Scandal! Exactly Zero Of The 17 Suspected Voter Fraud Cases In Boulder, CO Exist.

Propublica crowdfunds an intern to study interns.

* A quality product in the digital age: Cleveland.com’s Review of the Cheesecake Factory Reveals the Sorry State of American Newspapers.

* And a trailer for Wolverine (dir. Woody Allen, 2013).

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