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On deck this week

Mon: Ripped from the pages of a George Pelecanos novel

Tues: “We can keep debating this after 11 years, but I’m sure we all have much more pressing things to do (grants? papers? family time? attacking 11-year-old papers by former classmates? guitar practice?)”

Wed: What do I say when I don’t have much to say?

Thurs: “Women Respond to Nobel Laureate’s ‘Trouble With Girls’”

Fri: This sentence by Thomas Mallon would make Barry N. Malzberg spin in his grave, except that he’s still alive so it would just make him spin in his retirement

Sat: If you leave your datasets sitting out on the counter, they get moldy

Sun: Spam!


  1. Bruce says:

    Will you be posting your coments on these 2 subject?

    Wed: Ta-Nehisi Coates, David Brooks, and the “street code” of journalism

    Thurs: Flamebait: “Mathiness” in economics and political science

    • Andrew says:


      Yes, I rescheduled these to a later month to make room for more topical posts. I have to admit it was a pleasure to defer David Brooks on the grounds that, whatever he had to say, it wasn’t urgent enough to require an immediate response!

  2. Elsa says:

    It’s obviously a satisfaction to defer David Brooks.

  3. Anonymous says:

    “Thurs: “Women Respond to Nobel Laureate’s ‘Trouble With Girls’””

    The Times of London has an audio recording of Tim Hunt’s speech that puts it in a very different perspective.

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