Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

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Reading

16 Dec 2019, 12:29 p.m.

An Annotated Bibliography of the Inside of My Head

A friend suggested: You know those books that you can’t stop thinking about, won’t shut up about, and wish everyone around you would read? The ones that, if taken in aggregate, would tell people more …

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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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