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This is a fascinating–and appalling–look at the way Oxford University Press is now treating academics’ work–not as the intellectual property of the author, but as the Press’s to do with whatever they like. This is important reading.

Mythgirl posted this a while back, and it’s brilliant, thus I repost it: The Illustrated Guide to a PhD

And this article on the poverty-level pay of most adjunct positions–and the MLA taking notice of the issue–is pretty requisite reading.

Also, unrelatedly, I highly recommend Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, with the always marvelous Joss Whedon-favorite Alan Tudyk. It’s a hilarious example of playing with classic horror tropes and audience expectations. And includes the line, “You’re half-hillbilly!”, which I find hysterical. Of course, I am too.