Monthly Archives: March 2019

Hancock Park Resident Was informant in U.S. college admissions scandal

From TheStar.com: MONTREAL—Morrie Tobin, the Montreal native named in reports as the central figure who exposed an alleged college admissions scam in the United States, was described Tuesday by those who knew him as someone who stood out for his … Continue reading

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#206 3-29-19 Theresa May Betrays Brexit

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NYT: An Outbreak Spreads Fear: Of Measles, of Ultra-Orthodox Jews, of Anti-Semitism

From the New York Times: A measles outbreak in a New York suburb has sickened scores of people and stoked long-smoldering tensions between the ultra-Orthodox Jewish community and the secular world at large. SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. — Erica Wingate was … Continue reading

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#204 3-27-19 Facebook Bans White Nationalism

Transcript of part of Wednesday’s discussion: Kyle: Kevin, first I have a question for you, you talked about how I was obsessed with the idea of these dissident right people who were threatening me. Then Luke mentioned to you something … Continue reading

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A Delicate Aggression: Savagery and Survival in the Iowa Writers’ Workshop

Here are some excerpts from this new book: * Engle, the son of a horse trainer who regarded teaching as another form of athletic coaching, transformed the peer criticism component of Schramm’s method into a blood sport. * When authorship … Continue reading

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