Fully Renovated Archaeological Preserve of Ancient Roman Colony Deultum Opened near Debelt in Southeast Bulgaria

Lyudmil Vagalinski (left), Director of the National Institute and Museum of Archaeology in Sofia and lead archaeologist of the Deultum excavations, shows the bronze head of Roman Emperor Septimius Severus (found in 1987) to Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov (right), during the opening of the fully renovated Debelt-Deultum Archaeological Preserve. Photo: Bulgarian Prime Minister’s Facebook[…]

Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen

Bridge over the Stony Run, Baltimore. Photo by Anand Pandian. By Dr. Cymene Howe Associate Professor of Anthropology Rice University By Dr. Anand Pandian Director of Undergraduate Studies Anthropology Johns Hopkins University We write in the midst of a dramatic revaluation of the epoch at hand, as a subcommission of the International Commission on Stratigraphy[…]

Attorneys General Come Down on Accreditor of For-Profit Colleges

Orange County Register Citing ProPublica’s reporting, thirteen attorneys general called on the federal Department of Education to revoke the recognition of the quasi-regulator. By Annie Waldman / 04.11.2016 Twelve state attorneys general have asked the federal Department of Education to revoke the recognition of the much-criticized Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and School. If ACICS[…]

Barney Frank Has a Lengthy History of Hating on Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders and Barney Frank have a long and stormy relationship. / Brennan Linsley / AP Photo and Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images The retired Massachusetts lawmaker has been criticizing Sanders for a quarter-century. From Eric Levenson at Boston.com Barney Frank, the wisecracking former Massachusetts congressman, has taken to criticizing Bernie Sanders and his[…]

The Price of Suffering: William Pynchon and “The Meritorious Price of Our Redemption”

Portrait of William Pynchon, featured as the frontispiece to The Puritan in England and New England (1896) by Ezra Hoyt Byington / archive.org William Pynchon, earliest colonial ancestor of the novelist Thomas Pynchon, was a key figure in the early settlement of New England. He also wrote a book which became, at the hands of[…]