SoCal Ravers Ring In The New Year In OMFG! Fashion
The media is zero for two in trying to tie the Connecticut shooter’s identity to specific social networking profiles. So maybe it’s time to stop doing that. (Looking at you, Slate, Buzzfeed, and Huffington Post.)
You can add CNN to that list, as well.
Obama tearing up during today’s address about the Sandy Hook shooting.
Until we get video of Obama’s statement on the shooting, this will have to suffice. We’ll have an excerpt up shortly.
USC Professor Discovers Gender And Racial Inequality In Tenure Grants
Dr. Mai’a K. Davis Cross, assistant Professor of International Relations, was denied tenure at the University of Southern California despite her outstanding accomplishments (see her list of accomplishments here.) In response, Cross is filing a federal grievance “challenging a pattern of gender and ethnic discrimination in USC’s tenure process.”
(read full article here)
The big $1 billion renovation of USC’s University Village goes before the city council tomorrow. If the council approves the project, it’ll be at least another year before shovels strike the ground. All the while, business owners will be nervous.
Instagram and Twitter just broke up.
Paul M. Davis, “Culture is Not a Crime: 10 Years of Creative Commons.”
“The future of the cultural commons looked dim in December 2002: Napster had been shuttered a year earlier, while record labels treaded warily into selling DRM-locked music online. The FCC dismantled regulations forestalling the consolidation of media ownership. And as the housing bubble inflated, privatization — of media, public space, scientific and technological research, even the military — became the watchword of the day.”