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A must watch. Climactic scene is a tour de force.
I am not sure why the link to Slate does not show up. Here it is http://www.slate.com/id/2300107/
I'm an academic (in a field toward the quantitative end of the social sciences) who moved overseas about 15 years ago. It worked out great for me and I would go so far as to say that any PhD who does not conduct a global job search is pretty much a fool (personal circumstances permitting). Particularly in smaller countries, universities care about their global reputation, happily hire American trained PhD's and often teach classes in English. These days there are quite a...
By coincidence, the same author published a similar article in Slate today.I doubt at this point, though , that anyone going into a Ph.D. program is unaware of the job market situation. I suspect that most entrants understand that there is a very high probability that after graduation they will go through a long period of marginal employment and may not ever land a satisfying job in their field. The problem is that most young people going into Ph.D. programs already are...
Maybe you are right, though it seems the FM are up to something as well (see prologue for AFfC).Which Klitschko does everyone have in the Battle Royale?
How long has it been like this?
Somehow I think of Risky Business or Fast Times at Ridgmont High, though neither captured the quintessence of Bruckheimeriness or Spielbergitude. Excepting the James Cameron stuff, how much do the classic 80's movies hold up today?
Assuming that we are all working at SF fall back salaries, I think almost everyone would give up a boring drone job to pursue their passion without compromise for a quarter or even less. The problem is that all those pursuits, would end up, in reality, require so much passion draining compromise as to be self defeating. Say your passion is Civil War history. Would you take $63,000 a year to be Shelby Foote writing tomes in your modest homes and giving the occasional...
Hey, do they still have "The Red Onion" in LA? That's my image of a downtown LA bar, or something on Skid Row maybe. Guess things have changed.
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