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  • Wandering Eye: Medicine's gender bias, critiquing technology, and more

    Wandering Eye: Medicine's gender bias, critiquing technology, and more
    Josh Leopold and Helen Ho's analysis for the Urban Institute of the 100,000 Homes Campaign, an effort to get more homeless Americans into permanent housing, has some interesting findings. The key to its success—the campaign boosted the median housing-placement rate to 4.7, a 262-percent increase in four years—was knowing the "names and faces" of those without homes, "along with the severity of their needs," so that the "urgency of the problem" could be used to rally resources. Also important were "setting goals and regularly reporting on performance measures." Leopold and Lionel Foster succinctly sum up the findings on the Urban Institute's blog, Metrotrends. (Van Smith)
  • Social media theorist Nathan Jurgenson talks digital dualism, slacktivism, and why 'Videodrome' is the best movie about social media

    Social media theorist Nathan Jurgenson talks digital dualism, slacktivism, and why 'Videodrome' is the best movie about social media
    Social media matters. Twitter isn't a waste of time and an application like Yik Yak is a useful and arguably, a vital outlet for anonymous speech (as Jordan Sargent over at Gawker proved when he used messages from the app to highlight students of Jerry...

    Debussy Riot: The life of African-American composer Undine Smith Moore

    Debussy Riot: The life of African-American composer Undine Smith Moore
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s “journalist-in-residence,” Ricky O’Bannon, published a pretty interesting database on the BSO’s website a few months ago. He gathered the classical programs for the 2014-2015 season for 21...

    On International Women's Day, activists keep attention on prisons, police brutality, and women heroes throughout history

    On International Women's Day, activists keep attention on prisons, police brutality, and women heroes throughout history
    When global corporations such as BP and Accenture become vaunted sponsors of International Women's Day, it's easy to worry that the holiday—first organized by early 20th-century socialists—has lost its radical roots. But for the 50 Baltimore...

    'Benefactor' at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative is dystopic with confused gender politics

    'Benefactor' at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative is dystopic with confused gender politics
    General Electric just bought Greece, Pfizer owns every politician, and the few remaining women on earth have been forced to become child-bearers or prostitutes. Sound familiar? Perhaps you’re thinking of “Children of Men,” “The...