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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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March 9, 2018
The author of Metahistory, one of the most influential books in the humanities over the past four decades, died Monday. Scott McLemee takes him out of the poststructuralist pigeonhole.
March 8, 2018
Our own experiences in unfamiliar environments can help us appreciate the kinds of sustained support our students need, writes Elizabeth H. Simmons.
March 6, 2018
Amanda O. M. Jackson's view of education's inability to work as an equalizer in our society became more deeply entrenched after spending two weeks behind the wheel.
March 5, 2018
Judith Shapiro reflects on the upsides and downsides of the current vogue of looking up one's DNA to find out who one "really is."
March 2, 2018
High-profile cases of sexual harassment have dominated the media, social and otherwise. Scott McLemee comments on a new book of essays that might push the discussion forward.

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