Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Resources for October 14, 2014

Sawant, Kshama. "Socialist City Councilmember on Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai: 'Socialism is the Only Answer'.” Democracy Now (October 13, 2014)

Ensler, Eve, Saru Jayaraman and Ashley Agogor. "Campaigners Call for 'One Fair Wage' to Help End Sexual Harassment for Tipped Restaurant Workers." Democracy Now (October 13, 2014)

Peters, Cynthia. "Lecturer Andy Lee Roth is Co-Editor of Censored 2015, the Top Censored Stories of 2013-14." Pomona College (October 10, 2014)

Kenny, Glenn. "'Gone Girl' And The Deplorable Evolution Of The 'Cool Girl'." Some Came Running (October 7, 2014)

via @CorinneAbrams - Homework area of 2014 Hong Kong protests

West, Lyndy. "Gone Girl's Girl Problem." GQ (October 7, 2014)

Carson, Tom. "Gone Girl Is David Fincher's Most Entertaining Movie Yet. Also His Cruelest." GQ (October 2, 2014)

Labuza, Peter and Matt Zoller Seitz. "Born on the Fourth of July." The Cinephiliacs (July 29, 2012)

Merriam-Webster Word-of-the-Day

judgment \JUJ-munt\

noun 1 : a formal utterance of an authoritative opinion; 2 : a formal decision given by a court; 3 : the capacity for judging or the exercise of this capacity


Theresa showed good judgment by clearing her family out of the house as soon as she smelled gas.

"Christenson said he'll reserve judgment on the larger iPhone 6 until he holds one in his hand." — Neil Nisperos, Redlands (California) Daily Facts, September 10, 2014

Judgment can also be spelled "judgement," and usage experts have long disagreed over which spelling is the preferred one. Henry Fowler asserted, "The OED [Oxford English Dictionary] prefers the older and more reasonable spelling. 'Judgement' is therefore here recommended." William Safire held an opposite opinion, writing, "My judgment is that Fowler is not to be followed." "Judgement" is in fact the older spelling, but it dropped from favor and for centuries "judgment" was the only spelling to appear in dictionaries. That changed when the OED (Fowler's source) was published showing "judgement" as an equal variant. Today, "judgment" is more popular in the U.S., whereas both spellings make a good showing in Britain.

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