“Daily” Links – 2/23/2016.

Kelly J. Baker argues that the PhD is the end of an academic career rather than the beginning of one, and further argues that that is exactly what university administrations want.

Constance Grady breaks down the difference between Jane Austen’s Mr. Darcy and pop culture’s Mr. Darcy.

“The most common barriers to love are greed, envy, pride, and four other drives formerly known as sins. There is one more just as dangerous: boredom. The mind that can find little excitement in life is a dying one; the mind that can not find something in the world that attracts it is dead, and the body housing it might as well be dead…”

~ Harper Lee on love.

Ava Duvernay will direct an all-new live-action version of Madeleine L’Engle’s classic fantasy tale A Wrinkle in Time.

Deadpool is the Marvel film universes’ first working-class (anti-)hero. The Logan Institute on the Marxist implications of Deadpool.

An interview with DeRay Mckesson in which he talks about his mayoral bid, the Black Lives Matter movement, and his thoughts on the 2016 presidential election. Highly recommended reading.

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