Merry War on Christmas! Did you miss it? No? Well, too bad, because after ten years it appears to be as important and obnoxious a part of our solstice revels as SantaCon and "Wonderful Christmastime." But though sheer habit and a taste for proven clickbait may be what keeps rightbloggers on the Wo ... More >>
Before it housed NYU students with smoothies and laptops during the workday, the Asch Building on Washington Place was known as the Triangle Shirtwaist factory. Two years before the fire that scorched Triangle Shirtwaist's name into history, the women toiling away inside--mostly Jewish and Italian i ... More >>
Since Mitt Romney tapped Paul Ryan's Workout Routine as his running mate Aug. 11, details have emerged that the vice presidential candidate has a grueling workout routine. "Fresh from a workout at a hotel gym in Iowa" and wearing "exercise shorts and a University of Wisconsin baseball cap pulled d ... More >>
Despite launching a website featuring Ryan Gosling that became an overnight hit, and recently publishing a book filled with Gosling's broodingly sexy photos, Danielle Henderson is not a Ryan Gosling fan-girl. The New York native is actually a graduate student in women and gender studies at the Unive ... More >>
From a joke, to a meme, to a book
Zola Jesus Guggenheim Museum Thursday, May 10 Better than: Dancing about architecture. One had to assume that Nika Roza Danilova would make it into a museum sooner or later. A classically trained opera singer, she released her first album under the moniker Zola Jesus while studying French philosop ... More >>
A report released today argues that the city is excessively fining street vendors and in doing so is actually losing out on revenue it would get with a fine system that's more fair. The report, called "Fining the Hand that Feeds You," from the University of Wisconsin, argues that high fines are les ... More >>
Major League Baseball has its opening day today, and the Yankees might want to station some ambulances outside the stadium for their fans. It seems that the Bronx has maintained its title of least healthy borough, out of the 62 counties of New York state, for the second year in a row, via a s ... More >>
Pictures of health.Perhaps it seems intuitive, but that's probably because you, too, were the captain of your high school's debate team, or the leading AV squad member, or that guy with the tape on his glasses who was super-awesome at trigonometry. Science has said it, though, and it must be ... More >>
Julian Lynch promises 'special guests'
Even if you don't know much about rightbloggers, you probably know that since time immemorial conservatives have blamed the nation's problems and Democratic Administrations on something called the Liberal Media. This nefarious press syndicate (of which the Village Voice is considered a charter membe ... More >>
From the University of Wisconsin-Madison: "Experts: Big Tobacco Dead by 2047, Possibly Sooner." But if you're a smoker, they'll certainly outlive you. The University of Rochester: "Rock, Pop Historian Assesses Michael Jackson's Greatness." Sample: "The single glove, his patented moonwalk step, that ... More >>
"Snowflake" babies, embryo "adoption," and being pre-born again
Columbia students among those proselytized at a screwy Colorado confab
Gay adults like to say they were born that way. So where are the gay children? Everywhere? Fabulous, baby.
Extending the legacy of dance ancestor Katherine Dunham, 19092006
Cranky satirists too cool for School
Uncovering a secret history of stuttering research
Your extensions look hotexcept maybe for the roots
Fear of frying
Talking with James Sturm, co-founder of the nation's first school for cartoon studies
Students rate profs onlineand vice versa
The wheel world: Is disability studies academia's next frontier?
Learning the real-world lessons of the jazz musician's life in a university setting
Will more professors develop video games for their classes?
Prof's soul story subsumes civil rights and black power in gospel vision
From Nicholas Berg to Abu Ghraib, the search for something to trust
Why Brain Structure Makes Unintended Shootings Inevitable
Also Adolf, Jesus, Eleanor, Robin Hood, and Other Historic Greats
Selig Makes Big Haul From Pal's Firm
Now That We've Lost the Anti-War, We Need the Peace Movement More Than Ever
Performing Gender in Phnom Penh and on Gay Barricades
The New Geography Reaches Critical Mass
Sensitivity Above All?
Campus Speech and the David Horowitz Ad
The GOP and Campus Rights
When Movie Moguls Wage War to Protect Copyright, the First Amendment Ends Up on the Cutting Room Floor
St. Louis Blues
Ten Years After Ushering In the Era of P.C. Policing, The University of Wisconsin Sets Its Faculty Free