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Book Review: Urban Underworlds 

A review (by yours truly) of Thomas Heise's book, Urban Underworlds: A Geography of Twentieth-Century American Literature and Culture, has found its way to the online pages of the Teachers College Record. I begin with a cheap ploy: "Urban Underworlds is a haunted book." But as is fitting in tales of fallen spaces (which is …

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Banning the D 

The New York Times is going to have to start a whole new section just for coverage of stories on all things Grade related. Perhaps if we consolidated them we could reach a critical mass of absurdity. Previously, you will recall, we had the Law School Shuffle. Now it's the High School Two Step:

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In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That – NYTimes.com 

"Law schools solve unemployment by raising grades. Human resources departments declare it sheer genius, wondering why nobody thought to give them better applicants to work with from the beginning..." OK, I made that last bit up, but I tell you, it's a great day when you can't tell the difference between the New York Times

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