The last time Professor Ari Kohen presented a paper at a distinguished academic gathering he offered up his take on heroism in "The Odyssey." On Friday, he'll be sticking with ancient Greece, but adding in modern Italian American. A political theorist at the University of Nebraska, he's one of the presenters scheduled for the first (annual?) University of Chicago Conference on Jersey Shore Studies this Friday. He's found a connection between Plato and the hit show, which promises to draw a crowd. So does the keynote address: "Guidosexuality" by a University of Michigan faculty member. ...
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Facebook is closing in on being a mass medium -- just like TV. More consumers use Facebook during work-day hours, 9 p.m. to 5 ... Read the whole story
Brother, maker of P-touch label maker, has enlisted seven "Extreme Office Ambassadors" to showcase exactly how durable the labels are in extreme work environments. ... Read the whole story
Now five weeks into the new season, Fox is still on top among the key viewers advertisers want most -- but the race is ... Read the whole story
Fox has added two new operators to its effort placing a soft paywall around online streaming of shows, such as "Glee" and "The Simpsons." ... Read the whole story
Leave it to Steve Jobs to break tech news posthumously. There are thousands of stories out there following up on Jobs' comment in Walter ... Read the whole story
Todd Cunningham, senior vice president, strategic insights and research, for Viacom Media Networks (previously known as MTV Networks), built his career starting on the ... Read the whole story