LA Hump Day Links: May 2, 2012

Happy Hump Day! Has this week gone as fast for you as it did for us? Newt may be out of the race, but we’re still in the liberal arts links game — so check these out:

  • The Beginning of the End of the Unpaid Internship, by Josh Sanburn at TIME Magazine. If you’ve ever been a liberal arts student, you are familiar with “academic credit,” which loosely translates to “no paycheck.” This may soon be changing, as the business community has begun to change their internship policies in the face of tension and lawsuits.
  • Occupy’s Meme Warrior, by Joel Bleifuss at In These Times. In honor of May Day (or, May Deux?) we present to you a Q&A with Adbusters’ co-founder and Occupy instigator, Kalle Lasn.
  • Boys’ Achievement Gap A ‘Ticking Time Bomb,’ by Amy Tennery at The Jane Dough. I will be the very first one to support girl power and the achievement of women in school and the workplace. However, the trend of boys slipping in the classroom will do nothing good for families or jail populations. How do we balance girl power with boy power in the classroom?
  • “Forget your personal tragedy,” by Ernest Hemingway at Letters of Note. Readers who are writers, take note. This is a letter from Ernest to F. Scott. And he has some advice: “Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it—don’t cheat with it.”

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