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The Cult of Grad School

This semester I’m taking a fascinating History of Science course titled “The History of Brainwashing and Mind Control,” with Prof. Rebecca Lemov. Though it’s not particularly in my area of study, we’ve been discussing Soviet brainwashing (Stalin’s show trials, anyone?) … Continue reading

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Brainiac dating? Classy women wanted?

As Jack Donaghy would say, “Three words: porn for women.” Well, maybe not entirely, but the facebook targeted advertising has impressed me again (though the other day I got an ad for badass gear shift covers… though I don’t own … Continue reading

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A witch, a warlord, a writer

It’s not that there weren’t important people roaming around the University of Minnesota, but I had a 5-day stretch here full of brushes with celebrity. Sure, during my undergrad I took a course with former VP Mondale, where people like … Continue reading

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