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Cover of "The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime" by Ethan Tussey
April 27, 2018
A lesson in Ethan Tussey’s The Procrastination Economy: The Big Business of Downtime is that a large, voracious and profitable cultural apparatus is absorbing and monetizing every second of your attention, writes Scott McLemee.
April 26, 2018
Masha Fedzechkina speaks out on behalf of those scholars who have happened to work with those accused of sexual harassment.

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April 26, 2018
Some experiments for creating schedules which may lesson the physical and emotional exhaustion so common at the end of the spring semester.
April 26, 2018
Free faculty labor; the disappearing middle class; Captain Kirk; more.

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February 23, 2018
Almost a century after Prohibition went into effect, we remember it as Puritanism run amok. Scott McLemee looks into a book taking a different view.
February 22, 2018
Michael S. Roth reflects on the questioning of liberal education in China and the United States.
February 21, 2018
The idea of deliberately manipulating a crisis at a flagship U.S. university via social media once sounded like a crazy conspiracy theory, writes Ellen de Graffenreid, but we now realize the extent to which it can actually happen.
February 20, 2018
Mark Edmundson explores -- and applauds -- current students' quest for identity but says that achieving it is only half the game.
February 19, 2018
It's not easy to speak up on behalf of a colleague under face-to-face attack from students, but we must do so to defend our free speech, argues Jonathan Zimmerman.

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