RU033114Okay, let’s be real. It’s not Friday. But wouldn’t that be fun? We could annoy ourselves with that Rebecca Black song, merrily chirp “T.G.I.F.!” at passers-by, and dream of our weekend plans… none of which I was doing this past Friday, when I was so mired in work I couldn’t look ahead, let alone behind to sum up the week on TSP. Now’s the time for a little reflection!


Same-Sex, Different Attitudes,” by Kathleen Hull. A lot’s changed in just a few years—why are American attitudes on same-sex marriage moving so quickly?

The Editors’ Desk:

Talking about Society with Society,” by Doug Hartmann. An editor comes around.

There’s Research on That!:

Christian Cinema?” by Evan Stewart. God at the box office: consumption, masculinity, religion, oh my!

Office Hours:

Kathryn Henne on Sport, Sex Testing, and Fairplay,” with Kyle Green. What constitutes an unfair advantage on the most level of playing fields?

Scholars Strategy Network:

The Truth about Health Reforms, Jobs, and the Economy,” by Jonathan Gruber.

Empowering School Districts and Parents to Use Tutors Effectively,” by Carolyn J. Heinrich.

Citings & Sightings:

Why One Social Network Isn’t Enough for Innovators,” by Letta Page. Sociology and business professor Ronald Burt on two types of networking and why each is essential for an aspiring innovator.

Maximizing Your Parental Investment in 10 Easy Steps*” by Letta Page. Dalton Conley on the costs of children—arguably our biggest monetary investment—and how to maximize your ROI.

A Few from the Community Pages:

Last Week’s Roundup

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