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Revisiting this Proverbial Question of Equal Opportunity Review of No Citizen Left Behind by Meira Levinson (Harvard University Press, 2012) {click for pdf} By Moorel Bey And what I believe unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple, profound belief in opportunity […]

Click for PDF. Consent and Money A dialogue on the ethical dilemmas in the reporting and writing of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks By Sue Ellen Christian and Ann Miles Sue Ellen Christian is an associate professor of journalism at Western Michigan University. Her book, Overcoming Bias: A Journalist’s Guide to Culture and Context […]

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The Destruction of a Presidency By Alan Stein Review of The Eve of Destruction: How 1965 Transformed America by James T. Patterson (Basic Books, 2012) In his new book, James T. Patterson, a Bancroft Award-winning historian, promotes the idea that the Sixties actually began in 1965. This is not a new idea. As the author […]


Jana Andolan The People’s Movement in Nepal By Fritz Tucker Every day, hundreds of European, American, Australian, and Israeli tourists walk the streets of Thamel, downtown Kathmandu. Nearby is the Narayanhiti Palace Museum, the Nepali Royal Palace that was converted into a museum after the Nepali People’s Movement of 2006 (in Nepalese, Jana Andolan II). […]


The Meaning of Lana Del Rey Pop culture, post-feminism and the choices facing young women today By Catherine Vigier This essay will argue that the music of Lana Del Rey gives some expression to the lived experience of her audience, and to the aspirations of that audience. Through an analysis of Del Rey’s songs and […]


Exploring our hopes for a cure, with help from The King’s Speech By William Eaton {Click for pdf} Shortly after seeing the movie The King’s Speech, I had the thought that it might provide a platform for exploring some ideas about psychotherapy. It seemed that this was really what the movie was about: psychotherapy and the […]

Responding to my interest in the financial roles played by fine art (e.g. how it is used to launder money and how museum shows are used to maintain or increase the value of art collections), an art historian friend recently lent me Paul Werner’s Museum, Inc.: Inside the Global Art World (Prickly Paradigm Press, 2005). Werner […]

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Scent and Subversion By Jeffrey M. Barnes Review of Scent and Subversion: Decoding a Century of Provocative Perfume by Barbara Herman (Lyons Press 2013) [click for pdf]   The paradox and beauty of perfume is that it operates on multiple levels: the rational and the irrational; the visceral, the cognitive and the aesthetic. Perfume’s power is […]

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Click for PDF. Wouldn’t You Like to Know? Reading Queer Theory in Pop TV By Mitch Kellaway Mitch Kellaway is a freelance writer, editor, and independent scholar in queer and transgender studies. He holds a degree in gender studies from Harvard University and has been co-editing Manning Up: Transsexual Men on Finding Brotherhood, Family & […]

Photo 317. Sarah Hine’s caption: “Wylie Mill, Chester S.C. Boy with calf is Pimento Benson. Raising it for beef. Has worked in mill 2 years. Mr. Benson said, “Just as soon as the boys get old enough to handle a plow, we go straight back to the farm. Factory is no place for boys.” Next to Pimento is Ray Benson. Helper in the mill. Next, Clarence Rust, works in the mill.”

Click for pdf.   History, Method, and Representation Photo-Elicitation and Lewis Hine’s Photographs of Child Labor in Chester County, South Carolina   By James L. Hughes   James L. Hughes is a documentary filmmaker, instructor in American Studies and an academic advisor in Political Science at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.   Whatever violence may […]


Click for PDF. Educating the Young Wizard  J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis, and Xenophilius Lovegood By Katie Eller Katie Eller is a Curriculum Support Instructor in the Randolph County Schools of North Carolina and a graduate student in Duke University’s Master of Liberal Studies program.   Given how many children have read and re-read the Harry […]

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Click for PDF. Science B By William Eaton William Eaton is the Executive Editor of Zeteo; his explorations appear almost weekly at Montaigbakhtinian.com. Let us begin gently, with, before theory, anecdote. After playing his violin for a range of non-human creatures, Michel-Paul-Guy de Chabanon, an eighteenth-century musician and philosopher, concluded that spiders are pleased by […]

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Click for PDF. Illness, Identity, and the Redefinition of Self through Narrative My Experience with Guillain-Barré Syndrome By Adrian Wittenberg Adrian Wittenberg holds an M.A. in humanities and currently resides in San Francisco, California.   Introduction The mind and body are linked in an individual’s self-identity. A disease—an abnormal biological condition—thus leads to illness, “[the] […]


Poetry as Conversation By William Eaton [Click for pdf] Discussion, orchestrated by William Eaton, of Haikus du temps présent by Mayuzumi Madoka, translated into French by Corinne Atlan (Philippe Picquier, 2012).[1]   In a museum gift shop I came across a book of translations, Haiku Love, credited to Alan Cummings of the School of Oriental […]