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Nonprofits and Organization

Nonprofits and Organization

Nonprofit organizations have an unfortunate reputation for not being that – organized, that is. Perhaps the best measure of a nonprofit is the percentage spent on administration and upkeep: the higher their internal costs,...

On Doctors and Fences

On Doctors and Fences

“Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies,” quoth Jane Austen in Northanger Abbey. (Naturally, it wouldn’t be a proper Jane Austen novel without gossip, rumors and love intervening in things.) It...

Bodice Rippers and Manuscripts, Oh My!

Bodice Rippers and Manuscripts, Oh My!

It’s not everyday that your academic paper happens to tie in with a best-selling novel or a hit Showtime series. Those of you who will be in Montreal this March can find out how...

Repertory at the Met

Repertory at the Met

There are 29 operas in repertory for the Metropolitan Opera’s 2010-2011 season. This is a stupendous amount for most companies and most cities, and makes you wonder what things would be like if the...