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Alex Nunes

Alex Nunes is a writer and journalist based in Rhode Island. His work has aired on NPR and several public radio stations in New England. He’s been published in The Chicago Tribune, the journal Teaching Sociology and newspapers throughout the Northeast. Alex has a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor’s in sociology from Rhode Island College.

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Do You Suffer from Library Anxiety?

What is library anxiety? Librarians and experts discuss how technology is changing students' attitudes toward libraries and librarians.
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The Poetry Up There: An Interview With Skyfaring Author and Pilot Mark Vanhoenacker

Mark Vanhoenacker, pilot and onetime PhD candidate in East African history speaks about Skyfaring, his debut book about aviation.
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Still Visible: William Styron’s Memoir of Madness 25 Years Later

An interview with the daughter of William Styron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Sophie's Choice.
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Deflategate, Shmategate: Aren’t We All Cheaters Anyway?

In a sports world where soccer players theatrically feign injuries and cyclists dope, one might rightfully ask: Is fair play just a myth?
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The Sociology of Mork and Mindy

Mork, from Mork and Mindy, was "subversive with an anarchistic strain of defiance for convention" according to a scholarly analysis.

The Prose and Pedagogy of “Weird Al” Yankovic  

The pedagogy in the music of "Weird Al" Yankovic
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Internet Addiction?

In the new documentary “Web Junkie” by filmmakers Shosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia, viewers are introduced to Daxing ...