Sunday Roundup: School to Prison, Dan Savage, Starbucks

Welcome to Sunday. I had three essays and five blog posts published this week. I filed an essay for the Chronicle, sent out a lot of pitches, and am waiting on edits for a feature. I’m also revising a book proposal and, someday, hope to be able to announce something about that.
I’d like you to read my post – Love Song for a Neoliberal University: StarbucksU
The Atlantic magazine has a big feature on the first crop of Starbucks employees to go to college under their widely publicized plan, and while it’s overall a fair and well-written piece, there are implicit anti-intellectual biases in the description of what a university is for. As my friend Professor Matt Gabriele says, we allow others to define and describe the university at our peril.
My published work:

I also wrote two pieces of cultural criticism this week, one on disability in Daredevil, and the next on a terrific new novel by medievalist Bruce Holsinger.

My other blogs:

Thanks for reading! 

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