"Q&A: Humane Advice for the Humanities #14" by Laura Broom
"If your writing program is like mine, then the ultimate goal is to teach students writing skills that they can carry from one domain to another. How that transferable skill is taught is quite open to creative interpretation[.]" (Image by Antonio Litterio)
"Good Will Hunting in Iran: The Nuclear Deal, The Committee on the Persian Danger and Strategic Reality" by David M. Faris
"Not only does [the agreement] substantially decrease the likelihood of introducing another nuclear power into the Middle East, it also provides a potential atlas to navigate Iran out of its pointless global isolation." (Image by U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers)
"The Anti-fantasy of Girls" by Kenneth Lota
"Many of the people who dislike Girls say that they don’t like the characters. Well, duh. I don’t like most of the characters either, or at least I wouldn’t if I ever met them in real life."
"Lean On Me and the Magical Thinking of 'Tough Love' Education Reform" by Bert Clere
"[W]hile the film is based on a true story, it takes numerous liberties with historical truth. This isn’t a bad thing so far as story goes. But it is a bad thing if a film is used as a reform model." (Image by Wolfgang Sauber)
"About (Kimmy) Schmidt" by Ani Govjian
"Outside the bounds of the show, the audience is not free from the very problems, institutions, and individuals who would impose upon it." (Image by Gage Skidmore via GenConnect)
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