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  • Writing an Academic Book, Part I: How to Decide Whether You Should Write a Book in the First Place

    Other academics, particularly younger scholars,  often ask me about how to get an academic book published. When I recently floated the idea of writing a series of blog posts about this issue, on social media, the response was so overwhelming that I decided to go ahead with it. This is the first post in what I expect will be a series of four or five in all. It will deal with the all-important question of how you should decide whether to try writing a book in the first place. Future posts in the...

    Reason.com
  • Obituary: Ian Holm

    The Alien and Lord of the Rings star was a consummate actor who made a career in supporting roles.

    BBC News
  • How Can We Coexist with Asia's Communists?

    If Trump was relying on his special relationships with Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping he's going to have to think again. The post How Can We Coexist with Asia’s Communists? appeared first on The American Conservative.

    The American Conservative
  • Philip Bump Thinks He's Smart, So Why Did He Write This?

    Philip Bump is a national correspondent for The Washington Post. He's worked there for six years, and has a college degree from Ohio State. He thinks he's a smart guy. So what would cause him to write an article this embarrassing? The headline was "Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t." This sounds like a "fact check," but it should have the headline "Trump's facts don't matter."  Bump quoted Trump running down crime in big...

    Newsbusters
  • Philip Bump Thinks He's Smart, So Why Did He Write This?

    Philip Bump is a national correspondent for The Washington Post. He's worked there for six years, and has a college degree from Ohio State. He thinks he's a smart guy. So what would cause him to write an article this embarrassing? The headline was "Trump keeps claiming that the most dangerous cities in America are all run by Democrats. They aren’t." This sounds like a "fact check," but it should have the headline "Trump's facts don't matter."  Bump quoted Trump running down crime in big...

    Newsbusters
  • I write obituaries for a living. This is how the pandemic changed me

    I've written my father's obituary, even though he's still alive. I wrote my mother-in-laws. And I wrote my 44-year-old sister’s when she died 10 years ago from the same cancer I’d been diagnosed with

    The Independent
  • Fancy Aussie bees flew in from Asia

    Ancestors of a distinctive pollinating bee found across Australia probably originated in tropical Asian countries, islands in the south-west Pacific or greater Oceania region, ecology researchers claim.

    phys.org