Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Reading

20 Mar 2019, 10:28 a.m.

Steerswoman Series

If you have never read Rosemary Kirstein's "Steerswoman" book series I envy you because I just read them and it was such a thrill ride. Here's the first chapter of the first book as a …

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24 Feb 2019, 11:10 a.m.

Interesting University Press Ebooks via NYPL

Hey New York Public Library patrons! Today I looked at NYPL's "E-Book Central" and discovered University Press Scholarship Online. Click "Connect to database" and enter your NYPL barcode number and PIN, and you can read …

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22 Feb 2019, 8:33 a.m.

The Fascinating Life of Dalip Singh Saund

My latest MetaFilter blog post is "At the beginning I never thought of becoming a candidate myself." Immigrant, math Ph.D., farmer, and judge Dalip Singh Saund wasn't just the first Asian American elected to the …

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29 Oct 2018, 12:32 p.m.

Miscellany

Life is varied. I spend some of my spare time trying to do my bit for the election next week. I volunteered at a voter registration drive. I participated in some get-out-the-vote phone banking, and …

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04 Oct 2018, 16:42 p.m.

Miscellaneous Recommendations

"CARBORUNDORUM > /DEV/NULL" by Annalee Flower Horne is a ten-minutes-into-the-future science fiction short story that works as a feminist Parker Lewis Can't Lose/Ferris Bueller's Day Off homage/critique, a cri de coeur on teen girl agency …

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11 Jul 2018, 12:12 p.m.

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges

Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy by Tressie McMillan Cottom (2017, The New Press) is simply excellent. Here's an excerpt, here's Dr. McMillan Cottom's page about the book, here's …

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27 Jun 2018, 17:50 p.m.

Songs And Books That Have Helped Me Get Through News Despair

When I feel despondent about my country and my world, a few things that help or have helped: Rebecca Solnit's nonfiction book Hope in the Dark (which I still have not finished) which makes the …

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10 Dec 2017, 16:14 p.m.

Boisebration!

I deeply enjoy the work of writer and artist Jon Bois, so I compiled a big MetaFilter list of fiction and nonfiction he's created about class, feminism, aging, sports, politics, wonder, education, and art (not …

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08 Dec 2017, 10:10 a.m.

A Theme in Newitz, Sugar, Wells, & Leckie

I'm starting Annalee Newitz's Autonomous (enjoying so far; the science-sex-and-slaves narrative makes me also want to reread Nicola Griffith's Slow River). I'm fuzzily thinking about thematic echoes in Rebecca Sugar's Steven Universe, Martha Wells's All …

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07 Sep 2017, 9:43 a.m.

In Black

Grabbing a book to read, thought I was grabbing Johnny Cash's autobiography, was actually grabbing Jonathan Zittrain's The Future Of The Internet And How To Stop It. I'd like to code a rainbow every day …

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