Here is the Columbia Law School FAQ I mentioned in class about the legal proceedings in Eric Garner’s case. There’s also an FAQ about Mike Brown on that same website. Here is the New York Times timeline and explanation of what happened in the … Continue reading
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It seems that the MLK and Malcolm X did not have such opposing viewpoints as we were led to believe by Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing. In the wake of the Ferguson riots, Cory Booker posted this on his wall: … Continue reading
Kurt Vonnegut is an amazing writer, and if you haven’t read his work you should go get Cat’s Cradle or Slaughterhouse Five immediately. He also wrote a piece on “How to Write With Style”. As a professor, my favorite is “7. Pity the readers.” As a … Continue reading
A friend of mine who is also a writing professor just posted this for her students. It’s a characterization (in listicle form!) of what a good thesis statement looks like. For instance: A good thesis statement… involves a sense of … Continue reading
In this post you’ll find links to three online articles about the charges against Woody Allen, which resurfaced at the beginning of this calendar year. “An Open Letter from Dylan Farrow” was published in February by the New York Times … Continue reading
William Deresiewicz recently wrote a book on that expands upon an article you may have read in The New Republic: “Don’t Send Your Kids to the Ivy League: The Nation’s Top Colleges Are Turning Our Kids into Zombies.” Today Kevin Dettmar … Continue reading
In the most recent issue of the New Yorker, Adam Gopnik has an essay on walking around cities: Heaven’s Gaits: What We Do When We Walk. .
Here’s the link to this cartoon.