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From late 2006 to early 2007, a lot of Iowa City ink was spilled over a proposal by the University of Iowa Community Credit Union to change its name to “Optiva,” a name which had been proposed by a br...
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Mac McClelland’s kickass cover story for this month’s Mother Jones is an exposé of the kraken-sized warehouses that make online stores like Amazon the shoppers’ utopias they are today. To get the stor...
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If you only go left, there’s nothing to stop you from going forever. It’s impossible to read about Jaroslav Flegr’s research into toxoplasmosis and not wonder, who in my family is infected? Undercurre...
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My grandfather James D. Bales was a prolific writer, and in his time, his books and many tracts circulated widely within the Churches of Christ and the founding organizations of the modern conservativ...
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I was a diarist as a teenager, as many teenagers are. It will surprise no one to discover that most of the volumes that survive (which is all of them) are thoroughly taken up by extended monologues of...
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Today I’ve been reading the stories that adjunct university teachers have posted both on the Adjunct Project’s blog and in the “Other Notes” section of the spreadsheet. I have been heartened to discov...
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In no particular order, some highlights from the many, many tabs I’ve had open on my Web browsers the past forever. The heading “Every Sufficiently Large Web Company Wants to Become the Internet” is t...
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Oh, Dexter, shut up, just shut up. You had me at American Gothic.
The most inspired shot in episode 7 (“Nebraska”) of Dexter’s sixth season (best summarized as “Dexter goes to Nebraska in his head”), occurs in the midst of act 4, just after Dexter has murdered a tir...
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