Scot Sothern’s black and white photographs of prostitutes in Los Angeles.
Statement taken from the 29 year-old Charles Downie after killing his brother during an argument in 1884. In the latter part of the 19th century, the majority same-sex homicides occurred in saloons or right outside of saloons on the street. Despite the locations, most academics point to the working-class norms of violence and aggression in males and not the use of alcohol in these disputes.
Chicago Times, September 6th, 1884.
Evolutionary psychologist (this is off to a bad start) and University of New Mexico professor, Geoffrey Miller gave some unsolicited advice to PhD applicants. He has since deleted the tweet and apologized, but the internet is forever and we all have the screen captures to prove it.
Is this how we represent ourselves in academia? Unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident and academics are not immune from being ignorant assholes.
Follow the link to read more about the story.
Ha, if you haven’t gone through your account with a fine-tooth comb, go ahead and get that done before your name gets out there.
Cape York Annular Eclipse 11-May-2013
Image Credit & Copyright: Courtesy Cameron McCarty MWV Observatory, Coca-Cola Space Science Center, Columbus State University Eclipse Team
Visualizing Punishment by Sarah Shannon and Chris Uggen
Four decades ago, the United States launched a grand policy experiment. The nation began locking up an unprecedented share of its citizens, increasing its rate of incarceration by more than 400% over the period.
I had a chance to see Sarah Shannon’s job talk at my university this past year. She did a great job, and this article gets to some of the points that she was forced to omit because of time restraints.
Check out the article for more graphic representations of incarceration rates.
Interesting game found at the Goodwill.
Can someone make an academic version of this, please?
Giant used book fair on campus the other day. This was my first stop.
You might hear that research is me-search. What we perceive as the most important areas in our chosen field are also seen as the most important issues in our personal lives. So what does that say about you?