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The Look of Winning

P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens (left) stares down racist tweets after scoring the winning goal in a double-overtime playoff game against the Boston Bruins on May 1st, 2014. According to the CBC, a media monitoring company reported that “the … Continue reading

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Savants, Peer Review, and Self-Publishing in 18th-century France

In her invited contribution to the theme of Publication, Marie-Claude Felton offers thoughts about the history of peer review and self-publishing. She recently completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University, where she studied the publishing activities of marginal scientists. … Continue reading

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Origins of Courteous Review

Stephen Jaeger shares a letter from 2010 in which he asked the Medieval Academy of America (MAA) to reconsider the reviewing practices of its scholarly publication, Speculum. Addressed to the Executive Committee of the MAA, the letter describes some of … Continue reading

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What’s Public Belongs to Google

On March 31st, Google asked the Supreme Court to consider legal the company’s interception of unencrypted Wi-Fi traffic. As part of Google’s Street View program which offers panoramic street-level photographs, vehicles are equipped with cameras and other recording devices, and … Continue reading

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Publicizing Public Harassment

Stop Telling Women to Smile is a public art series that addresses gender-based street harassment. Created by the Brooklyn-based artist, Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, portraits of women who have told their stories of harassment are posted on outdoor walls as a way … Continue reading

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Public Exhibitionism

We are crowd-sourcing the most entertaining excerpts from readers’ reports & book reviews! Here’s the next in our series.     Responding to a book on architecture, one reviewer wrote: . . . pubic charities, for example, are not considered. … Continue reading

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Bodies in Public

Top: © Bloomberg & AP. Bottom: Ecko Unltd. prosthetic leg © Jordan Diatlo; Kontrol interface © J. P r e c u r s o r.

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Public Record Office, Liestal

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publication, n. †3. The action or fact of making a thing public or common property; spec. = confiscation n. 1a. Obs. rare. 1611 B. Jonson Catiline i. i. 457 The rich Men..proscrib’d, And Publication made of all their goods. 1650 … Continue reading

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