* On the docket in Cultural Preservation today: David Graeber, “The Sadness of Post-Workerism, or, ‘Art and Immaterial Labour’ Conference: A Sort of Review” (main reading); Michael Bérubé, “American Studies without Exceptions” and Graeber, “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs” (optional).
* A great postdoc, if you’re looking: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Center for 21st Century Studies Provost Postdoc Fellow, “Humanities Futures.”
* “Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.”
* To reform higher ed, we need a federal job guarantee.
* 2013 Is the Fourth Hottest Year on Record. 37 years straight of above-average temperatures. Soon, Sochi Won’t Be Cold Enough To Reliably Host The Winter Olympics.
* BREAKING: Rich people are ludicrously rich, everyone else totally broke. It’s fantastic.
* I had no idea cheerleaders were so radically underpaid. I’d always thought it was waged, full-time work — like being a mascot is.
* There Has Been An Average Of One School Shooting Every Other School Day So Far This Year.
* Woman Takes Short Half-Hour Break From Being Feminist To Enjoy TV Show. Nation Back On Board With SeaWorld Following Awesome Orca Trick.
* Officials looking for info on second chemical in WV spill. Behind West Virginia’s Massive Chemical Spill, A History Of Poverty And Pollution. ‘We live in a human sacrifice zone.’
* The FBI Just Busted the King of Revenge Porn.
* Obama Promises Governmentwide Scrutiny of Campus Rape.
* Booz Allen Hamilton Looking To Hire Snowden Catchers. I bet Edward Snowden would be great at this job.
* The allure of the map.
* Durham police practices under microscope by Human Relations Commission.
* Low-Wage Federal Workers Walk Off Job.
* The Academic Job Cover Letter I Wanted to Write.
* These 11 Popular Sodas Tested Positive for a Potential Carcinogen. Pepsi One Won’t Give You Cancer as Long as You Don’t Drink a Whole Can.
* CNN is now officially the worst.
* New Hampshire is considering institutionalizing jury nullification. I’m strongly in favor of all good uses of jury nullification and strongly opposed to all bad uses of it, so I’m pretty torn here.
* Obummer Watch: Southern leg of Keystone XL opens in U.S.
* My friend Jennifer Whitaker reviews my friend Allison Seay’s poetry collection, To See the Queen.
* Bob Dylan is either the most public private man in the world or the most private public one.
* The duties of professors at college and universities.
* Adjunct Unionization.
* Chicken Soup for the Neoliberal Soul.
* Why breaking is funny, and when it isn’t.
* Researchers predict Facebook will die out “like a disease.”
* Breaking the Facts of Life.
* Canavan’s Razor comes to Superman comics.
* Revolution: A Guide.
* “Yale College seeks smart students from poor families. They’re out there—but hard to find.” More here.
* As part of a settlement between the Archdiocese of Chicago and the victims of 30 pedophile priests, a cache of 6000 documents has been made public, detailing the Catholic Church’s efforts over many years to cover up sexual abuse and protect accused priests.
* If there must be a surveillance state, at least let it be steampunk.
* Chessmate-in-one puzzles on the iPad.
* And the last place on Earth without human noise.