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Behind The New York Times’ Blake Bailey Bombshell And the fallout continues over the allegations against Blake Bailey, author of the biography of Philip Roth that was canceled this week by publisher W.W. Norton. A publishing executive’s rape allegation against the Philip Roth biographer sent shockwaves through the industry—and put the Times’ handling of it …

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Last Week's Links

Last Week’s Links

Here are some of the articles from around the web that I’ve been looking at recently. Protecting Your Digital Life in 7 Easy Steps Some suggestions for how to make your personal data”more difficult for attackers to obtain.” Excavations at Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre Reveal Elizabethan Secrets Fascinating discoveries from excavation of the Curtain Theatre, a …

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Psychological Text Analysis

Shakespeare’s Plays Reveal His Psychological Signature A hot trend in literary criticism is the use of computers to analyze text, a field known as digital humanities. Recently Ryan Boyd, a graduate researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, and James Pennebaker, the Liberal Arts Regents Centennial Professor of Psychology at the university, conducted one …

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