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Gay Sex vs. Straight Sex

Gay issues have been in the news a lot lately, from the debate over same-sex marriage in Congress to a sickening rash of gay-bashing here in New York City. We see a lot of emotion out there, instead of information, and we wanted to provide some data-based context on sexuality so that people might make better choices about what they say, think, and do.

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Jacobson wins UK’s Booker Prize

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
Author and columnist Howard Jacobson wins the Man Booker Prize at London’s Guildhall for his comic novel The Finkler Question

Becoming a Master in Knowledge and Networks

from DML Central by jbrazil

Habitats for Academic Freedom

In weighing a proposed outpost in Singapore, Yale considers the parameters of inquiry and speech in a more authoritarian society. more

A radical pessimist’s guide to the next 10 years – The Globe and Mail

Protest or porn?

from Osocio Weblog by Tom Megginson

FEMEN (?????) is a womens movement in Ukraine, founded in 1998, ?To develop leadership, intellectual and moral qualities of the young women in Ukraine? and ?To build up the image of Ukraine, the country with great opportunities for women?.

But what they are better known for is their protest tactics. Over the past two years, FEMEN have protested issues as diverse as access to clean water, the safety of women on public transit, and of course free speech and the exploitation of women ? all while going topless and wearing traditional flower wreaths.

Mobile Assemblages in Digital Humanities: From Backchannel to Buzz

from digital digs by Alex Reid

I was scheduled to attend the Rocky Mountain MLA going on this week and deliver this paper. Unfortunately I came down with something that stole away my voice. So here’s a copy of the paper I was going to deliver. I welcome your feedback. The paper draws on other work I’m doing, including my recent article in Enculturation and a chapter I have forthcoming in March 2011 in a book titled Teaching Arts and Science with the New Social Media edited by Charles Wankel.  Here’s a downloadable version of the text which follows from my academia.edu page.

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