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From the Editor’s Desk: Writer’s Block (p. 2)

Adjuncting: Stifling the Economy of Ideas. Renée McGarry (p. 4)

Political Analysis: Letter from Dakar. Michael Busch (p. 7)

Foul Play at Bard? Controversy Ensues After College Terminates Kovel. John Boy (p. 8)

Midlife Crisis for a Movement Icon: At 95, the “Peace Pentagon” Building is Hardly in its Dotage; Is it Nonetheless Nearing the End of Its Days? John Otrompke (p. 10)

Masthead (p. 2)

CUNY News in Brief (p. 3)

Student Enrollment to Hit All-Time High

Even on the Cheap, Education Costs are Difficult to Bear

While Students Struggle to Make Ends Meet, CUNY Fundraising Goals Exceeded…and then Some

In Memoriam: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick (1950–2009)

Robert Reid-Pharr (p. 5)

Steve Kruger (p. 5)

Meena Alexander (p. 6)

Poem: “Deer Park at Sarnath.” Meena Alexander (p. 6)

Rob Faunce (p. 6)

Book Reviews

Reality is Very Haunting: Reevaluating Giorno. Review of Subduing Demons in America: Selected Poems 1962-2007 by John Giorno and edited by Marcus Boon (Soft Skull Press, 2007). Jason Schneiderman (p. 12)

“No War But Class War.” Review of Dynamite: The Story of Class Violence in America by Louis Adamic (AK Press, 2008). Abe Walker (p. 14)

Art Review (p. 16)

Generation “Ehh.” Review of “The Generational: Younger Than Jesus” at the New Museum. Clay Matlin.

Theater Review (p. 17)

“Pull the String! Pull the String!” Review of “Puppet Kafka,” written by B. Walker Sampson and directed by Gretchen Van Lente. Presented by Drama of Works, at Here Arts Center. Frank Episale.

Music Review (p. 18)

The Sign of Three: Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier and Jeff Ballard. Review of “Sky & Country” by Fly (ECM, 2009). Mark Schiebe.

Film Reviews

Two Contemporary Hells. “Reviews of “Hunger,” directed by Steve McQueen; and “Gomorrah,” directed by Matteo Garrone. Tim Krause (p. 20)

The State of French Cinema. Review of French Cinema in 2008 at the César Awards. Nicole Wallenbrock (p. 21)

News from the Doctoral Students’ Council (p. 23)

Adjunct Project


To-do List: Elections!

The DSC Webpage

DSC Group Page

DSC Calendar

Chartered Organization News

A Word from Members of the Media Board

The Back Page (p. 24)

Many GC Professors Almost Public Intellectuals. Matt Lau

ph.d. comics: Your Life Ambition – What Happened?? Jorge Cham

Announcements / Advertisements

Don’t Submit. Contribute. The Advocate (p. 2)

Elections. Doctoral Students’ Council (p. 3)

Want Unemployment Insurance? Act Now! PSC CUNY (p. 6)

The Story of Class Violence in America by Louis Adamic; and The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism by Barry Sanders. AK Press (p. 11)

Pronto Pizza (p. 23)



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