The bias hiding in your library

Library subjects and call numbers can be the subject of controversy. jakkaje808/shutterstock.com For many years, the Library of Congress categorized many of its books under a controversial subject heading: “Illegal aliens.” But then, on March…

The truth about St. Patrick’s Day

A man dressed as Saint Patrick blesses the crowd in Dublin as the parade makes its way through the Irish capital in 1998. AP Photo/John Cogill In 1997, my students and I traveled to Croagh…

How to distinguish a psychopath from a ‘shy-chopath’

Ted Bundy, a day before his execution in January 1989. AP Photo/Mark Foley What makes a criminal a psychopath? Their grisly deeds and commanding presence attract our attention – look no further than Ted Bundy,…