"No money, no water" for Detroit—and possible punitive actions from the UN.

In addition to the water news out of Detroit, the UN has declared the U.S.to be in violation of international human rights laws by not supplying cleanwater to the poor. BY KAREN PIPERAuthor and professor of postcolonial studies in English and adjunct professor in geography at the University of Missouri Flushing a toilet in Detroit … More "No money, no water" for Detroit—and possible punitive actions from the UN.

Let’s have a conversation about U.S. schools that is, ideally, not nice.

What can educators learn from comedians? BY ANGELINA E. CASTAGNOAssociate professor of educational leadership in the College of Education at Northern Arizona University Comedian Louis C.K. has recently made critical comments of Common Core and standardized testing that have lit up the Internet. He did not parse words, nor did he attempt to avoid offending. … More Let’s have a conversation about U.S. schools that is, ideally, not nice.

Diane C. Fujino on getting to know Yuri Kochiyama (1921–2014)

While on a book tour for Heartbeat of Struggle, Yuri Kochiyama and Diane Fujinospeak on April 24, 2005, at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles.Photo by Nobuyuki Okada. BY DIANE C. FUJINOProfessor of Asian American studies and director of the Center for Black Studies Research at the University of California, Santa BarbaraAppearing in … More Diane C. Fujino on getting to know Yuri Kochiyama (1921–2014)

From corsets to commerce: A two-part look at European and American fashion in the nineteenth century.

The extraordinary color and variety of textiles in this afternoondress, ca. 1872, attest of the refinement of the French textileindustry. Creator: Charles Frederick Worth. This image is postedunder terms of ARTstor. Fashion, clothes, and culture BY CRISTINA GIORCELLIProfessor of American Literature at the University of Rome Three <!– Habits of Being I dealt with the … More From corsets to commerce: A two-part look at European and American fashion in the nineteenth century.

Case study #5 (and final) from the Media Archaeology Lab: On OTHER NETWORKS and "the internet."

BY LORI EMERSONAssistant professor of English, as well as the founder and director of the Media Archaeology Lab, at the University of Colorado at Boulder — #MALcasestudies is a weekly blog series featuring treasures that exist in the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Media Archaeology Lab. See links to previous posts below.— It’s been a privilege … More Case study #5 (and final) from the Media Archaeology Lab: On OTHER NETWORKS and "the internet."