Of Interest

ACADEMIC ODDS & ENDS

Powerful essay by Ian Frazier in the August 30, 2010 edition of The New Yorker.  “On the Prison Highway: The Gulag’s Silent Remains,” describes a visit that Frazier made to what remains of a prison camp in Siberia.  He writes, “what stuck me then and what still strikes me now was the place’s overwhelming aura of absence.  The deserted prison camp just sat there–unexcused, untorn-down, unexplained.”

An interesting new issue of Teaching Tolerance focusing on rural education.  It features a piece written by George Wood, principal of Federal Hocking Middle and High Schools.  Also includes some good demographic graphics on “What is Rural America?”

“Lawyers have played both fictional and real-life roles in the 80-year history of the comic book industry. Their story is told in an exhibition, “Superheroes in Court!  Lawyers, Law and Comic Books,” now on display in the Yale Law School’s Lillian Goldman Law Library.

A History of the World in 100 Objects (BBC Radio 4 Podcast)

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