Daily Archives: November 12, 2010

Rachel Maddow Interviews Jon Stewart

It’s not clear how long this will stay on YouTube before it’s brought down, but it’s worth a look. Thoughtful and television don’t usually go together, but in this instance it did. Rachel Maddow interviews Jon Stewart:

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Charles Hood: Art and Fame in London

The following is written by my colleague Charles Hood from London, where he is teaching for the fall semester. He sent the piece to me this morning. It may prove to be one in a series—he’s quite the art museum freak—and so we … Continue reading

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The Case against Dumbing Down

I don’t know about you, but I’m totally against dumbing down subjects or language use before my students. I believe, for example, that if the undergraduates sitting before me in a class have limited vocabularies (and they all invariably do), it’s … Continue reading

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