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Students Read Less. Should We Care?

I know I should worry. I am a historian, after all, and if people will not read fiction, surely they will read less history. And I’m a teacher, and like everyone else in the humanities, I know students just do not read like they used to do. The trouble is, I am not sure the changes in our cultural context are necessarily a bad thing. I read many airplane novels,…

Press Wrestles With Grammatically Incorrect 'Virgin'

What happens when the title of a hit movie doesn’t conform to AP style? That question was answered in recent days when newspapers started reviewing and writing about the new box office hit whose official name is “The 40 Year-Old Virgin.” Of course, as any reporter or editor worth his or her salt knows, there should be a hyphen between 40 and Year. As it reads now, it’s almost as…