Big News

I have some big news. My favorite higher education publication, The Chronicle of Higher Education Vitae, which is never behind a paywall (#openaccess, y’all), has picked up these blog posts as a new column for their publication. Thus: The Freelance Academic Blog...

On Oxford Commas and Yummy Children

Today’s skirmish in the Oxford Comma Wars comes from the New York Times Obituary of Deanna Durbin, 1930s film star. Here’s the pertinent excerpt: After moving to France in 1949 and settling outside Paris in the village of Neauphle-le-Château, Ms. Durbin...

Washington Post’s Interactive Supreme Court

I’m not a fan of fancy interactive graphics when the information could be conveyed more simply, but this interactive web page summarizing the last Supreme Court term is mighty fun. Check it out. [edit 6/2017: WaPo has removed this interactive graphic from their...