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Posts tagged ‘New Yorker Magazine’

7
Aug

“The Widow’s Children”

But once in the world, she learned everyone’s lesson – families were not as they seemed, she grew artful in spotting the cracks in domestic facades. Wasn’t everyone damaged….

For many years, a book – The Widow’s Children – sat on a shelf in my bookcase untouched because I had read that the author – Paula Fox – tended toward the somber although many critics consider Fox one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. Most of Fox’s works were published in the 1960’s, 70’s, and 80’s, so many of her books are out of print which means Fox is not as well-known as she was 30 years ago. Read more »

29
Oct

Let’s Dig Deeper to Understand School Rankings

Ranking schools – high schools, colleges, business and law schools – is big business¬†these days. US News & World Report, Newsweek, Business Week and countless other national and regional magazines and newspapers rank our schools annually. ¬†Schools seem to be obsessed with their respective rankings proudly displaying them on their websites and in press releases. But, if the public dug deeper and understood how the rankings are computed, these publications would not be considered gospel. Read more »