Renting Knowledge

This article form the New York Times about renting textbooks has my opinion fairly split.  On the one hand, I’m all for lowering the costs of texts (something I actively try to do when I pick out textbooks for my courses).  On the other hand, I see some problems.  First, if book rentals means that […]

Inherent Other

Oh if I could just get to Poland… Of Pynchon And Vice: America’s Inherent Other (International Pynchon Week), June 09-12, 2010, Lublin, Poland full name / name of organization: Zofia Kolbuszewska, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin contact email: zofkol@kul.lublin.pl cfp categories: american cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches science_and_culture theory twentieth_century_and_beyond While focusing on AGAINST TH DAY […]

Gunnerkrigg Court

I recently stumbled upon the web comic “Gunnerkrigg Court” by Tom Siddell and it has quickly become my guilty escape from work.  I’m not sure how best to describe Gunnerkrigg Court so I’ll simply recommend that everyone go try it out for themselves.  Well, that and I don’t have time to write a proper review […]

The Great Pynchon Caper?

The New Yorker on Thomas Pynchon’s interactions with the band Lotion. (I have to add that the URL for this link has the phrase “Pynchon-Lotion” in it, which frankly just sounds like it might result in a mysterious rash and lead you to calling a help line from the more nefarious depths of Procter and […]