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Race vs. sexual orientation article

Please help me find a Colin Powell article, circa mid nineties, comparing sexual orientation and race. [more inside]
posted by Amalie-Suzette on Jul 27, 2014 - 6 answers

What was this article about an ambitious film?

About 3-6 years ago, I read an article visiting the set of an ambitious film. Does anyone remember the piece, and know if the film in question was ever released? [more inside]
posted by Magnakai on May 22, 2014 - 3 answers

Help me track down an article I read on young Jewish settlers

Here's a tough one.... I read a long-form article online a few years ago about Jewish settlers in the West Bank. I remember that it focused on a few teenagers who squatted at an outpost that lacks things like electricity and running water. I definitely remember it was illustrated with photographs of the settlers. I think it focused on a few religious schools in the West Bank that produced these settlers, and was more a profile of the participants than anything else. It was from an English-language publication, probably a Jewish one. Ring any bells?
posted by whitewall on Apr 29, 2014 - 2 answers

Teaching Finnegans Wake to High Schoolers

A couple of years ago I read a piece online written by a teacher about using Finnegans Wake as a teaching tool. He had them analyze the ending of the book, or rather, the beginning/end. Their analysis of it surprised him. Many of the students came up with different interpretations showing how many ways it can be read. I can't for the life of me find it anywhere. Could someone help me out?
posted by holmesian on Apr 28, 2014 - 0 answers

Article about Common Core math

Trying to find an article I read sometime in the last three months about Common Core math. [more inside]
posted by Questolicious on Apr 5, 2014 - 7 answers

App for organizing tons of pdf and other files into a research library?

1. I don't want to have to upload anything to the web. 2. I'd like to have one and the same file show up under multiple different categories. For instance, if there's a book about the math of baseball, I'd like to be able to have it show up in a category called "math" and also show up in a category called "baseball." 3. It would be cool if it could allow for the feature of associating a given file with an image, such as a book or DVD cover (so that browsing them could be like browsing on Netflix) or a book or DVD binding (so that different collections could appear in a graphic way as looking like items on a bookshelf).
posted by Eiwalker on Mar 17, 2014 - 10 answers

Life Magazine? Article About A Violent Pair of Addicts

I'm searching for an ethnographic, non-fiction article about two young homeless addicts, one a white male and one a pregnant black female. I believe, but am not certain, it was published decades ago in Life Magazine and that I found it through Longform.org. I'll put as many (possibly triggering, definitely unpleasant) details as I can inside. [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Feb 12, 2014 - 1 answer

Articles on structural inequality in NYC?

I would like to be pointed towards an article that connects how NYC's investment in corporate and banking interests directly worsened the prospects of the poor and working class in NYC during the Bloomberg years. This should be intelligent but not too dense -- something that could be easily readable by college freshmen without background in social science, written in a style such as you'd find in the New Yorker, Atlantic, NY Times Mag, etc in style and difficulty level. Thanks! Note: I **don't** need ethnographic stories focusing on people's lives, such as the Dasani article in the NY Times. (Those are great but I have plenty.) Rather I need a non-specialists' discussion of the structural connections between wealth and poverty in NYC, something explaining exactly why choices to invest in fancy buildings led to more homelessness -- for example, detailing how city money was diverted from x to y during these years.
posted by third rail on Feb 9, 2014 - 4 answers

Can you help me puzzle out what my sister is going to name her baby?

My sister is pregnant, and they're keeping the baby's name a secret. But I get one guess, and she'll tell me if I'm right. They came across the name in a magazine article, and they heard it in a sci fi movie, as well. Here's everything I know about the article and the movie... can you help me sleuth out the name? [more inside]
posted by daisyace on Jan 19, 2014 - 23 answers

Onion bit re: brother & sister wait for sibling relationship to occur?

The Onion posted either a photo with a title, or a short article, around the idea of a brother and sister who are awkwardly waiting until they somehow magically end up with a close sibling relationship. I've googled and searched the Onion site, but I can only find the one about the brother and sister who talk on the phone to make their mom happy. [more inside]
posted by chonus on Nov 25, 2013 - 5 answers

I'm looking for an article about an old woman that looks fabulous.

Roughly a week ago I read an article about an elderly woman (eighties or nineties) that looked fantastic for her age. I cannot find it. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Nov 23, 2013 - 3 answers

What do you wish you'd read before you left college?

I'm helping to design a course for college juniors and seniors in the health sciences. What books (textbooks, popular non-fiction, or even novels), articles, essays, and websites would be most helpful for the students as they finish up their degrees? [more inside]
posted by terrierhead on Nov 12, 2013 - 19 answers

Religious pilgramages united India prior to British rule?

I read an article a few months ago that challenged the idea that British colonization united and created the country of India. Instead it suggested that religious pilgrimages to holy sites across vast distances prior to British rule created a cultural cohesiveness prior to any British involvement. Now I can't find it! I am pretty sure it was on reddit but I can't find it. Please help!
posted by j03 on Sep 6, 2013 - 6 answers

History Filter

Is there a statistical measure that I can rely on in evaluating papers or articles in a historical subject? If you teach history, what measure would you rely on in evaluating student papers and take-home exam essays for plagiarism? [more inside]
posted by bad grammar on Aug 14, 2013 - 2 answers

Permission for reproducing examples of GoogleMaps use in journal article

I'm about to submit my first academic journal article for review. The article contains several images / figures and I need to obtain permission to reproduce these before the article goes to print. [more inside]
posted by rinsemedown on Jul 11, 2013 - 9 answers

Need to find: Article read about life expectancy vs hunger at age 10-12

I read an article about how going through a period of severe hunger during age 10-12 can lead to longer life. It was based on birth and death records crossed referenced with annual crop yields for some European country prior to the 20th century. Help me find it? [more inside]
posted by buckaroo_benzai on Jun 26, 2013 - 5 answers

A longform article about morning radio show hosts' conference

Some time in the past 10 years, but likely in 2005-2008, I read a long magazine article that I'd like to find again. The reporter hung around a conference, or convention, of morning zoo radio show hosts. Discussions revolved around stunts and gimmicks, how to deal with the early hours while being consistently fake & peppy, and the like. I seem to recall the author noted the number of Hawaiian shirts present and how male-dominated the scene was. The conference was a huge party, but with some depressed-seeming attendees. This article might've been from Esquire, GQ, or Rolling Stone. I might have seen it on MetaFilter, even! It was not an Onion article. Googling this is proving incredibly challenging.
posted by knile on Jun 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Freelance editing—how to break in?

Freelance editing—does it exist? How can I break in? What are my prospects? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Jun 2, 2013 - 9 answers

What can I use to format my article?

I'm looking for a free, easy to use program to turn one standard-formatting article into a fancy one with columns and pictures and stuff! I'm using word, but it's terrible and I'm getting very frustrated trying to make some pictures big, and some pictures fit columns and the paragraphs keep getting wonky. Does such a thing exist?
posted by Grandysaur on Apr 18, 2013 - 13 answers

Looking for a specific description of John Bonham's drumming

I once read a paragraph-or-so-long review of a Led Zeppelin song that I'm almost completely sure is "When The Levee Breaks" that talks about why it's so incredible from the very first drumbeat, how it has a heavy sound and comes in behind the beat. I'm trying to find it. [more inside]
posted by capricorn on Feb 11, 2013 - 7 answers

I want to learn about the birth of dystopias, fictional and real

I'm looking for books, stories, films, documentaries, articles about the birth of dystopic societies. Examples could be a prequel to the Hunger Games (how did this fictional world come to be?), an article about people's lives in a nation where democracy was overthrown, stories about how Jews and non-Jews reacted to the early days of Hitler's rise, explorations of the slow realization that an ostensibly democratic nation is now really run by a strongman or single powerful party. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jan 9, 2013 - 8 answers

I can't find a great article I read online about Prince.

Some time ago - it was several years ago - I read an article online about Prince. It was a piece written by a person (a man, I'm pretty sure) who - I think - was trying to make a film or documentary about him. [more inside]
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots on Jan 9, 2013 - 5 answers

Blind me with science.

Help me discover recent 'Best Seller' scientific journal articles to read in 2013. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself on Dec 10, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for a mid-1990s magazine article about end-of-year celebrations in Scotland

Longshotfilter: Did anyone else in the U.S. see this magazine article about New Years Eve/Hogmanay (or possibly Christmas Eve) in Scotland circa 1996-97? [more inside]
posted by usonian on Nov 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Articles into Kindles

Any experience with selling an article, as opposed to a book, for Kindle on Amazon? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Oct 31, 2012 - 4 answers

Looking for a Jeanne Gang quote

I'm looking for a quote by architect Jeanne Gang I read in an article about her last year, and my Google-fu is failing me. Help me, hivemind. [more inside]
posted by dw on Sep 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Southwest Spirit Magazine Surfing Article

I once read an amazing article in Southwest's Spirit Magazine about a guy who takes businessmen surfing in southern California, often resulting in the businessmen quitting their jobs to become surf bums. Can anyone help me find it? [more inside]
posted by holympus on Jun 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Civilization 2.0

I remember reading an academic article which discussed the Civilization video game series, and I was wondering if any MeFites could help me find it again. It specifically dealt with the theme of playing a game as if you were a computer/AI, if that helps any.
posted by dkleinst on Jun 24, 2012 - 1 answer

Sometimes a drawing of a pipe is just a drawing

Do you know or can you find any scholarly articles about analysing adults' drawings that do not relate to health? [more inside]
posted by b33j on Apr 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Forgotten remembrances

Help me locate an article on divorce and memory loss. [more inside]
posted by TheRoach on Feb 24, 2012 - 4 answers

The LTR analogy: familiar small town versus exciting Istanbul

I read this article/essay that once compared long term relationships and the excitement of entering new ones with the difference between a small town and the exotic Istanbul / Marrakech (I no longer remember which). Perhaps you can point me towards the right direction? Many thanks.
posted by drea on Feb 15, 2012 - 3 answers

How to Find this Vague Half-Remembered Article?

Long shot article search: blog post or article about Anderson Cooper's sexuality. [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Jan 31, 2012 - 3 answers

Attacks on Chinese people in Africa

Can anyone help find this article I'm thinking of? [more inside]
posted by Qberting on Jan 22, 2012 - 2 answers

"[I emphatically reject!]" as a euphemism for f***

Can anyone help me find a certain article which discussed the use of the phrase "I emphatically reject(!)" as a euphemism for the word "fuck"? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Jan 13, 2012 - 4 answers

Recent Article on Era by Style in Movies?

Can someone point me to that recent article which was talking about how movies from previous decades were clearly of that stylish era but that it is hard to tell apart movies starting in the 1990's until today except for maybe computer and cell phone technology?
posted by andoatnp on Jan 7, 2012 - 4 answers

ID a short story about an infectious video

I'm trying to find a short story I read a few years ago about a 'viral' video tape. The unique property of the story was that it was written as a collection of notes and emails between the characters. [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Dec 19, 2011 - 4 answers

Who nearly crashed himself & his son & wrote about it?

Who wrote about a change in perspective due to a near-miss in a private airplane he was piloting? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Nov 12, 2011 - 6 answers

Web 101 Course Pack

Internet as visual medium - Intro texts for college level? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Sep 18, 2011 - 4 answers

Where did I read this?

I'm trying to find an article or blog post I've read within the last couple of weeks. [more inside]
posted by Ickster on Sep 17, 2011 - 4 answers

Course proposals and other things that go bump in the night.

Have gotten invited to be part of an academic research center. Will you tell me if I should approach them with the biggest proposal I would complete in three years? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Please suggest some good oral histories

What are the best oral histories to read? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jun 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Looking for good French reading material online

Seeking some French reading material online. What I am aiming for: blogs with good discussion like mefi, publications with long-form articles such as one might find in the New Yorker or the like, or I don't know, surprise me with something I haven't thought of! [more inside]
posted by marble on Jun 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Find This Article on Gender Differences and Free Time

I'm trying to find an article from the past year or two that discussed a general difference in how men and women spend their free time. The article posited that women are more likely to pick up activities that require work/responsibility (volunteering, etc), and men are more likely to pursue activities that are more fun-based (sports, etc). [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on Jun 21, 2011 - 2 answers

Article about a debt collector - help me find it

Help me find...an article about the owner of a small debt collection agency. Came out within the past few years. Described the business from his perspective. [more inside]
posted by quinoa on May 31, 2011 - 2 answers

Best Source for Book Descriptions?

I'm currently working on a research project that will lead to a written product (an article or report, either published in a magazine/journal, or released online). I want to create an appendix to the report that has the names and descriptions for books referenced in the report. This will be an extensive list, so I don't want to create the descriptions myself. Can I use the product description that is put out by the publisher (the one that is used by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other book sellers)? If not, what are my options?
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on May 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Zombie Political Science

Once upon a time on the Blue, I remember reading an article that went into great analytical detail about the social significance of slow versus fast zombies, even citing philosophers like Hume to make its point. However, I can't find the article for the life of me! Help me, MeFites!
posted by whimsicalnymph on May 9, 2011 - 3 answers

Refinery cold start article in Wired?

In the past 6-9 months, I read an issue of (I believe) Wired Magazine that included an awesome multi-page diagram of the steps required to restart an oil/gas refinery after an emergency shutdown due to hurricanes. Which issue of Wired is this in? [more inside]
posted by crysflame on Apr 20, 2011 - 3 answers

Searching for radio program

Billionaire/Millionaire avoid paying taxes - NPR Bloomberg. Please help me find the article about how the rich avoid paying taxes - it was on WNYC AM - I think it was on Friday the 8th and I think Fresh Air. I have searched all I could but to no avail. The interviewer was talking to a writer for the Bloomberg magazine. Any pointers. (I have searched) Thanks!
posted by bright77blue on Apr 11, 2011 - 9 answers

Recommend journal articles about rape.

Please recommend journal or magazine articles about rape. I'm looking for a select few especially worthwhile articles—insightful, written in plain language. Any aspects welcome, from legal analysis to personal stories. Substantial articles preferred (i.e., longer essays, not opinion columns).
posted by red clover on Mar 28, 2011 - 5 answers

Thought-provoking journalism.

I'm in a high-school journalism class. For an upcoming assignment, we have to lead a short class discussion, based around an interesting article. Help inspire me! [more inside]
posted by mekily on Mar 20, 2011 - 10 answers

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