The Curious Case of Steven Galloway

This updated article was originally published in December of 2016. Shortly afterward, I was contacted by a verified and reluctant participant in the scandal. The MC (main complainant) was identified as artist Cara Cole. Then this was republished on the 13th of January. I was then asked to make some changes, which I've made. Apologies for … Continue reading The Curious Case of Steven Galloway

Does the Academy Devalue Children?

Years ago, in a four-plex owned by my mother, I heard a baby's cries coming from a ground-floor unit. I was doing maintenance nearby, patching walls and taping baseboards in preparation for painting. When the cries became worrisome, I knocked on the door, twice. No answer, but the cries worsened. I got out my keys … Continue reading Does the Academy Devalue Children?

Laura Kipnis and Camille Paglia on the Trouble with Campus Sex

Reading Laura Kipnis’ Unwanted Advances is difficult. Not because Kipnis isn’t a gifted writer, but because her experience with Title IX administrators, today’s campus equivalent of a morality squad, is downright noxious. What landed her in trouble was an article she wrote, “Sexual Paranoia Strikes Academe” (Chronicle of Higher Education, February 2015). Many of us … Continue reading Laura Kipnis and Camille Paglia on the Trouble with Campus Sex