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Twenty- Five Thoughts On The Method Wars

11234 I declare a thumb war. That one is easy, it has clearly defined rules and parameters. More Method Wars should be like this. 2It...

The Social Life of the Riverside Chaucer

The Riverside Chaucer is a book that tends to hang around. First published in 1987 and immediately established as required reading for students and...

What’s Dark about Dark Academia

One of my favorite posts on Tumblr, now a halfway defunct social blogging platform, restages with gorgeous brevity and absurdity one of the most...

Poems on the University

1. Poem on the Xerox Machine The Xerox machine is not printing currently, But feel free to try it Later on today. We wanted you to know That we are...

David Brooks Writes a Yelp Review of the New Thai Restaurant

The new Thai restaurant, Pad Basil, is a great and searing contribution to the dining options on Tenth Avenue. It is a mind-altering account...

How Email Ruined My Life

(For Tom)   I got my first email account the fall I started graduate school, in 1995. Even then I had an inkling of the pressures...