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Trumplandia

Furman Education Professor Paul Thomas has published a new book, Trumplandia: Unmasking Post-Truth America. Dr. Thomas’ book was featured in a Furman News article last March.

Consumptive Chic

CONSUMPTIVE CHIC: A HISTORY OF BEAUTY, FASHION, AND DISEASE Dr. Carolyn A. Day Long before “heroin chic” made headlines, the emaciated figure and feverish flush associated with tuberculosis victims were admired as beautiful. As the disease spread throughout Europe in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, it became commonplace to regard tuberculosis as a positive affliction, one to be emulated in beauty […]

Don’t Blink

DON’T BLINK Matt Olson, co-founder and leader of the Unhinged Sextet and professor of music at Furman Unhinged Sextet, a jazz ensemble comprised of six leading jazz educators from across the United States, is dedicated to recording the original compositions of its members. They released their second recording, “Don’t Blink,” in August 2017, on OA2 Records, a Seattle record label. Like their first recording, “Clarity,” “Don’t […]

The World is on Fire

THE WORLD IS ON FIRE Dr. Joni Tevis Joni Tevis’ The World is on Fire: Scrap, Treasure, and Songs of Apocalypse is a nonfiction book about living in a haunted world. Its essays draw on material gathered from her trips to San Jose, California, the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, the Cave of the […]