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How Get Out Inspired A New University Course On Racism And Horror

How Get Out Inspired A New University Course On Racism And Horror

Like hundreds of thousands of other people around the world, Tananarive Due saw Get Out earlier this year. Blown away by the hit horror movie, the author and educator decided to design a semester-long special course about how horror and anti-black racism have intertwined in the cinema.

Academics Are Suckers For Clickbait, Too

Academics Are Suckers For Clickbait, Too

Believe it or not, people who write blog posts want you to read their work, and a proven strategy for getting somebody to read something is to give it a snappy title. It seems the same holds true for scholarly papers, at least in the field of psychology.

Academic Publishing Giant Fights To Keep Science Paywalled

Academic Publishing Giant Fights To Keep Science Paywalled

One of the world’s largest academic publishing companies wants to scrub the internet of pirated science. That would be Elsevier, which recently filed a complaint at a New York district court against Library Genesis and SciHub.org, two massive online hubs for scientific research articles.