“Trainwreck” and taboo

by Jay Livingston, PhD
I saw “Trainwreck” last night. The 7:00 p.m. showing at the 68th Street AMC was full. Maybe people had come just to get out of the apartment and yet avoid the beastly heat, but they enjoyed the movie.  Sometimes the laughter lasted long enough to cover up the next joke. The “Trainwreck” story is standard […]


Common Mistakes in Polling and Poll Results

by Lisa Wade, PhD
 PhD Comics, via Missives from Marx and Dmitriy T.M.


Happy Birthday to James Baldwin

by Lisa Wade, PhD
Art by Brandon Odums. Image borrowed from nola.com; thanks to @KhaledBeydoun for the link.

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Lisa Wade, PhD, is a professor at Occidental College in Los Angeles. She holds an M.A. in human sexuality from New York University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Wade has published academic research on U.S. discourse about female genital cutting, hook up culture on college campuses, and the social significance of our body and its biology. She also travels for public speaking and appears in radio, tv, and print media. You can follow her on Twitter, on Facebook, or visit her website.

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