BY EUGENE W. HOLLANDProfessor and chair of comparative studies at Ohio State University The Occupy movement has already spawned one general strike—a spontaneous mass reaction to police brutality in Oakland last November that ended up shutting down the fifth-largest port in the country overnight. The movement is now calling for a General Strike on May … More The Occupy Movement and the General Strike on #MayDay
This sticker of Atomu, which the author owns, dates back to 1963 or 1964. This is Part 2 of a multi-part series in which Marc Steinberg, author of Anime’s Media Mix, lets us into his own world of collectibles. Curious? Read the first part here. ——-BY MARC STEINBERGAssistant professor of film studies at Concordia University … More Marc Steinberg: From "the" sticker craze to my sticker craze
View of the concrete wall and barbed wire separating South Korea from North Korea. Roland Bleiker studies North Korea’s recent provocations and argues for an integrational approach to information diplomacy. Image from Creative Commons. BY ROLAND BLEIKER Professor of international relations at the University of Queensland Dealing with North Korea has never been easy. Authoritarian and … More Roland Bleiker: What to do about North Korea?
Dear reader: This is the first in a series of blog posts in which author Marc Steinberg invites us into his own world of anime collectibles, explaining what makes each object interesting and how it has contributed to the history and transformation of Japanese media culture. —– BY MARC STEINBERGAssistant professor of film studies at … More Mulling things over: Anime collectibles from Marc Steinberg’s closet
A statue of Greek soldier Pheidippides on Marathon Road northeast of Athens. According to legend, Pheidippides died after a 26.2-mile run from the Battle of Marathon to Athens to announce the Greek victory over Persian invaders. Image from Creative Commons. BY CLAIRE E. RASMUSSENAssociate professor of political science and international relations at the University of … More Boston Mania: What drives us, professionals and amateurs alike, to run a marathon?
In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month this month, writer Paul Devlin has agreed to discuss Papa Jo Jones’ little-known stint on Route 66, a series for which all episodes have been recently made available on YouTube. Hello, Good Night, Sweet Blues! — BY PAUL DEVLINEditor of Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones … More Papa Jo Jones, Jazz Drummer and . . . Actor?
BY RICK SHEFCHIKFreelance writer and former reporter and columnist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press Minnesota is blessed to be the home of golf courses designed by some of the best golf course architects who ever drew a blueprint, laid out a fairway or placed a bunker. Scotland native Donald Ross has six examples of … More A little love, and a little luck, helped create the A.W. Tillinghast-designed Rochester Country Club members know today.