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#10Readings – May 15, 2016

In Art, Books, Chicago, Education, Events, Film, History, literature, music, news, University of Chicago on May 15, 2016 at 10:37 pm

Things I have Written

  1. Amplify Arts Conference | Voices UChicago
  2. 4 Events from 3rd Week | Voices UChicago

Books Recently Read (& Recommended)

3. The Big Short by Michael Lewis | The Financial System.  Run by honest geniuses.  Best of The Best.

4. Death from the Skies by Philip Plaitt | Clear Science Writing.  Lot of things to (not) worry about.

Found on the Internet

5. How Illinois Pays For Public Schools, $9,794 Vs. $28,639 | WBEZ |  unconscionable.

6. 2016: Age Of The On-Screen Black Superhero | Two years before #BlackPanther

7. Heads Up: More F-Bombs Being Dropped in Public, New Research Shows | It’s not just me.

8. ‘Normal America’ Is Not A Small Town Of White People | Demographics are changing, even if perceptions lag behind.

9. Columbia is first U.S. university to divest from prisons | Divestment movements remain a viable method to advance moral arguments

10. Oral history: Prince’s life, as told by the people who knew him best | One of many good stories about Prince published after his passing



#10Readings – April 16, 2016

In Books, Chicago, Education, History, literature on April 16, 2016 at 8:16 pm

Things I have Written:

  1. Notes on 3rd Week | Voices UChicago

Books I have read recently (and can recommend):

2. Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith |  Katrina.

3. A People’s History of Sports in the United States |  Sports, Politics, Activism

4. Notorious RBG:  The life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg |  Biography

Internet Readings I recommend:

5.  Evicted by Matthew Desmond – what if the problem of poverty is that it’s profitable to other people?  |   How much of the discussions around poverty are really about inequality and those that profit on the poor?

6. The Invention of the Slurpee

7. Chance The Rapper’s ‘Angels’ Video Shows Chicago’s Splendor

8. New Orleans Begins Freeing Inmates Who Can’t Afford Lawyers

9. Georgia paddling video sparks corporal punishment discussion

10.  Question, Unanswered: Allen Iverson and the NBA’s Culture War

#10Readings – April 3, 2016

In Africa, Art, Books, Chicago, Education, History, literature, news on April 3, 2016 at 4:46 pm

Things I have Written

1. Not A Diarist – March 31, 2016. #marooned

Books I have read recently

2.  March: Book 2 by  John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell

Things Read on the internet

3. Can $86 Million Save a Neighborhood? | On the Comer Foundation, Pocket-Town, and Chicago

4. Liberia outsources entire education system to a private American firm. Why all should pay attention |  On outsourcing a national education system

5. The changing rules of segregation in Chicago: or, a Chinatown grows in Bronzeville | On the mechanics of segregation, population shift, and change in Chicago

6.  College endowments under scrutiny | What requirements should there be for tax-exempt institutions with significant (>$1B) endowments?

7. The Journalist and the Troll: This Man Spent Two Years Trying to Destroy Me Online  | What a horror-show the Internet can be.

8.  Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco | Rebecca Solnit

9.  The Republican Party Must Answer for What It Did to Kansas and Louisiana  | When do experiments get termed failures?

10.   McSweeney’s List: The Basic Types of Literary Conflict.  | Pants vs. Everything.




10Readings – Jan 11- Feb 7 #recommended

In Art, Books, Education, History, literature, news, photography, Social Media, sociology, Technology on February 7, 2016 at 11:55 pm


Humans of New York

When My Brother was an Aztec

Bad Feminist

Lobster is the Best Medicine


One-Touch to Inbox Zero — Forte Labs — Medium

The real reasons behind the U.S. teacher shortage

Read This Before Co-Opting MLK Jr.

Ella Taught Me: Shattering the Myth of the Leaderless Movement

What School Segregation Looks Like

Twitter’s Brainstorming Notes for Potential New Features.



In Africa, Chicago, Education, Events, History, photography, University of Chicago on January 17, 2016 at 4:12 pm

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#10Readings – Jan 10

In Books, Chicago, Education, History, literature, news on January 11, 2016 at 2:00 am

#10READINGS – JAN 1-10

Books/Graphic Novels

Salman Khan “One World Schoolhouse – Such an optimistic tome.  Many (many) questions/comments/concerns, but worth reading for the optimism and the possibilities.

Joe Kelly “I Kill Giants – In my opinion, an emotionally beautiful graphic novel.

Claudia Rankine “Citizen: An American Lyric –  Powerful.  Timely. Deserving of all the accolades and more.

Jonathan Hickman “The Nightly News –  Complex. Disturbing.  Visually stunning.

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“Signs of the Times: What would Harold Do?”

In Art, Chicago, History, photography on December 24, 2015 at 8:28 am

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“me, myself and senator bill bradley”

In Events, History, literature, photography, University of Chicago on February 25, 2015 at 5:09 pm

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“They don’t give a damn about us”

In Chicago, Events, Film, History, photography, University of Chicago on February 20, 2015 at 10:14 pm

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“Cornel West @ UChicago RMC (Feb 2015)”

In Books, Education, Events, History, photography, sociology, University of Chicago on February 2, 2015 at 7:11 am

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