HOW WHITE HOUSE TRANSITIONS WORK


IS AUDIO REALLY THE FUTURE OF THE BOOK?
BY REBECCA REGO BARRY
Does it count as reading? Scholars are divided, but many have found that audiobooks teach critical listening, improve vocabulary, and increase comprehension of the written word.

They are especially helpful for “reluctant readers,” students for whom English is a second language, and those with visual impairments. Audiobooks may be the next chapter in the history of reading.

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HOW WHITE HOUSE TRANSITIONS WORK
BY ERIN BLAKEMORE
Cooperation can make the difference between chaos and control for groups of staffers new to the executive branch.

EARLY MUSLIM AMERICANS
BY LIVIA GERSHON
The first Muslim Americans were brought from Western Africa as slaves during the colonial period. They still found ways to practice their religion.

THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF GAS STATION BATHROOMS
BY GAVIN JENKINS
From Narratively: Believe it or not, gas station bathrooms were once the pride and joy of American motorists.

THE ORIGINS OF THE ALT-RIGHT
BY MATTHEW WILLS
The “Alt-Right” helped drum up support for President-elect Trump online. But the reactionary movement didn’t come out of nowhere.

WHAT WE’RE READING AROUND THE WEB
THE EDITORS

JSTOR Daily editors select stories that bridge the gap between news and scholarship. This week’s picks cover how the wonks got the election wrong, Black Sea shipwrecks, and what’s keeping women out of labs.

About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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