* 2015 CFP for the MRG: “Enthusiasm for Revolution.”
* The Long, Wondrous Interview with Junot Díaz You Have to Read. By the great Taryne Taylor! From the same issue of Paradoxa that has my essay on Snowpiercer in it.
* Having paddled so hard to avoid the Scylla of hyperprofessionalization in English studies, some promoters of alternative careers may not notice that they are in the grip of Charybdis’s hyperprofessionalization of everything else. The harder they paddle, the harder the whirlpool pulls us all down. Great piece from Marc Bousquet addressing a number of key issues in academic labor.
* The headline reads, “UMass Ends Use of Student Informants.”
* Malcolm Harris: The Small Miracle You Haven’t Heard About Amid the Carnage in Syria.
* To be clear, late-night votes might be a bit of a problem for Joseph Morrissey, the newly sworn-in Virginia House delegate who must report to his jail cell about 7:30 each evening.
* Muslim Americans are the staunchest opponents of military attacks on civilians, compared with members of other major religious groups Gallup has studied in the United States. Seventy-eight percent of Muslim Americans say military attacks on civilians are never justified.
* $1 Million Prize for Scientists Who Can Cure Human Aging. Sure, I’ll go in for a few bucks on that.
* In 2014, Florida recorded at least 346 deaths inside of their prison system, an all-time high for the state in spite of the fact that its overall prison population has hovered around 100,000 people for the five previous years. Hundreds of these deaths from 2014 and from previous years are now under investigation by the DOJ because of the almost unimaginable role law enforcement officers are playing in them.
* Danny Boyle Having “Serious” Conversations About 28 Months Later. I’m in as long as it’s the first step towards Years.
* Radically unnecessary Avatar sequels reportedly having script problems. What could explain it?
* Seems legit: NASCAR driver says his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin.
* Scholar and activist Glen Coulthard on the connection between indigenous and anticapitalist struggles.
* Ah, there’s my problem: iPhone Separation Anxiety Makes You Dumber, Study Finds.
* Study says we prefer singers who look like big babies during good times. This research must be stopped. Some things mankind was never meant to know.
* And Cookie-Based Research Suggests Powerful People Are Sloppier Eaters. Of course the sloppy among us have always known this.
Written by gerrycanavan
January 15, 2015 at 8:30 am
Posted in Look at what I found on the Internet
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