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50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: Language

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April 16 is the 50th anniversary of the publication of a little book that is loved and admired throughout American academe. Celebrations, readings, and toasts are being held, and a commemorative edition has been released.

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A tiny town in Michigan will sell you a police badge and gun permit - Salon.com

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: Crime

From www.salon.com

Oakley, Mi. is barely a town at 300 people, only one streetlight and, until recently, one police officer. The one cop was good at his job, reports Vocativ’s M.L. Nestel, until he was forced to step down after getting caught stalking a teenage girl.

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For richer, for poorer: How family structures economic success in America » AEI

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: America

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The standard portrayals of economic life for ordinary Americans and their families paint a picture of stagnancy, even decline, amidst rising income inequality or joblessness. But rarely does the public conversation about the changing economic fortunes of Americans and their families look at questions of family structure.

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The Burning of the World by Bela Zombory-Moldován

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: Book Reviews

From www.nybooks.com

The budding young Hungarian artist Bela Zombory-Moldován was on holiday when the First World War broke out in July 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire.

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NPE suits down a massive 35% in the third quarter of the year as Alice and the AIA take their toll - Blog - Intellectual Asset

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: Innovation

From www.iam-magazine.com

Further evidence of a dramatic slowdown in patent litigation activity in the United States is provided today in data published by Unified Patents, the entity whose business is based on helping SMEs fight frivolous patent suits.

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Hold Your Nose: Toilet Shelf on Trial - SPIEGEL ONLINE

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: World

From www.spiegel.de

Flip open the toilet lid in older German hotels, homes and apartments and you may find yourself confronted with a rather odd porcelain construction: the so-called toilet shelf perfectly placed to catch whatever may be deposited.

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Alice decision a big reason for sharp fall in US patent litigation, says Mark Lemley - Blog - Intellectual Asset Management (IAM

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: Innovation

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Yesterday the legal analytics company Lex Machina released its latest analysis of US patent litigation. This revealed that the number of cases filed in September was down 40% year-on-year. As luck would have it, IAM has been in Silicon Valley this week and was able to catch up with Lex Machina founder Professor Mark Lemley at Stanford University Law School.

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Professor Pinker and Professor Strunk – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: Language

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On the panel show A Good Read (Radio 4, October 17, 2014), each guest recommends a book, which the other guests also read and discuss. And Pinker’s recommendation for a good read was … The Elements of Style?!

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Dear White People’s Missed Opportunities - In These Times

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: America

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Dear White People is a well-produced directorial debut by Justin Simien, whose analysis of race and power is just as muddled and contradictory as the young and confused elite college students he portrays.

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How different religions would deal with aliens - Ideas - The Boston Globe

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: Religion

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Religions have surprisingly diverse approaches to the issue of possible extraterrestrial life, David Weintraub found. Below, a quick survey adapted from his book “Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?” and interviews with the author.

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