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By JanieS on Mysteries of Adulthood

@shalalas Nobody could tell Jane shit. She only ever did exactly what she wanted/what she thought was right. That her life choices seem questionable to us is entirely beside the point.

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 3:00 pm 6

By bb on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

Congrats to you/her. As an academic I strive so hard to keep it real and write/teach what I want, not what the random arbiters of power want. Who knows how that will pan out. This article does make me sad that academia excludes so many viable voices (commenters included). That's not why most of us who get into academia go there - but it's easy to end up holding an exclusionary line (see JonnyFoy comment above - oh shove it, you are probably the guy at my curriculum committee meeting holding fast on merit over need-based financial aid too).

anyway, bravo all around and I hope a few of the good people can and do remain in academia, because otherwise it's all jerks shaping the minds of the future and sitting near me in meetings.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 2:26 pm 3

By Heath Sledge@facebook on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

We'll be needing several more posts with the tag "Academia is drunk," please.

Posted on March 25, 2014 at 2:20 pm 1

By caber on Adventures With Gym Man

more adventures with the Gym Man, s'il vous plait!

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 7:57 pm 2

By or Elsa! on Adventures With Gym Man

ahahahahahahaha the picture of Jane teetering off the edge of the treadmill ahahahahahahahaha you two broke me im broken now

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 6:37 pm 3

By Apocalypstick on Adventures With Gym Man

This is glorious. Bilingual "croissant" cracked me up.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:33 pm 4

By lasso tabasco on Adventures With Gym Man

LOVE this

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 5:02 pm 2

By adorable-eggplant on Adventures With Gym Man

Parfait!

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 4:50 pm 1

By stonefruit on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

HOLD ON JUST ONE MINUTE HERE. Does this mean that AHP and Simone aren't going to finish the Lilith Fair series? Am I to remain deprived of a critical analysis of The Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Catie Curtis, etc?

I mean, good for you AHP and this is awesome, but I am also feeling bereft. ::sniff::

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 2:12 pm 2

By MerelyGoodExpectations on Talking to Anne Helen Petersen About Leaving Academia for BuzzFeed

@claire2222 Say what you want about Buzzfeed, but the ivory tower ain't what it used to be. I find it hard to come down on anyone who's made the decision to step away from the non-stop pressure and insane expectations of academia and onto what will hopefully be a saner and more stable (but still intellectually and culturally engaged) career path.

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm 8