I occupy Study 30 at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. I requested it based on the recommendation of my friend Fred Turner, who had enjoyed it a couple years back and who said it doesn’t get too hot. Which it doesn’t. Then I looked at the list of previous residents of […]
For our first three years in Montreal, we lived in a Francophone working class neighborhood, on Frontenac, just south of Sherbrooke St. The ad for the place didn’t mention a neighborhood, and we knew we were east and south of the Plateau. We deduced that we resided in the Hochelaga part of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. Our landlord […]
for working in historical landmarks. As a professor, I have never worked in a building that is not designated as an historical landmark. First the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning. Now, McGill’s Arts Building. So today I head over for my morning surf and what do I discover but that Salon.com has listed the […]
Names omitted to protect the innocent; otherwise copied verbatim: Dear Dr. Jonathan Sterne: Thank you so much for agreeing to participate in reviewing the tenure and promotion documents of —–. As you know, excellence in research activity is one of the most important areas of evaluation for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and […]
I’m starting a very small list: International Standards Organization (ISO) / International Socialist Organization (ISO) International Federation of National Standardizing Associations (ISA) / Ideological State Apparatus (ISA) It’s like “separated at birth” but much, much nerdier.
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