Naomi S. Baron in a post at the Chronicle of Higher Education argues that e-reading is the single greatest threat to the humanities. Well, maybe not the biggest threat, but enough of a menace for Baron to publish a soon to be released book from Oxford University Press extolling the dangers posed by e-readers entitled 475 more words
Ryan Reft at Tropics of Meta has another blog post on the multiracial history of Los Angeles. In this article, Reft examines the development of Boyle Heights. Boyle Heights is bordered on the north the USC Health Scienes Campus, east of the Los Angeles River and north of I-5. It is one of the older neighborhoods of Los Angeles and has a unique history. Due to restrictive covenants, Jews were prohibited from buying homes in much of Los Angeles and settled into the multiracial enclave of Boyle Heights with African and Japanese Americans. Overtime, Boyle Heights morphed into a predominately Latino community. Reft traces the history of this neighborhood and explains how its past has helped bring Los Angeles' Jewish and Mexican American communities closer together.