Author: Michael O. Johnston

David Charles Sloane, “Is the Cemetery Dead?” (U Chicago Press, 2018)

Michael O. Johnston , November 26th, 2018


It is certain that we all will experience death in our life. What is less certain is how and where our bodies will be disposed of. In Is…


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Gary Alan Fine, “Talking Art: The Culture of Practice and the Practice of Culture in MFA Education” (U Chicago Press, 2018)

Michael O. Johnston , October 25th, 2018


Most people have heard of the Masters of Fine Arts–“MFA”–degree, but few know about the grueling process one must undergo to complete one. In Talking Art: The Culture of…


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Michael Ramirez, “Destined for Greatness: Passions, Dreams, and Aspirations in a College Music Town” (Rutgers UP, 2018)

Michael O. Johnston , May 18th, 2018


The pursuit of a musical career crosses the mind of most children. But, for most, a vocation is nothing more than a farfetched fantasy that will never come…


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Rachel Sherman, “Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence” (Princeton UP, 2017)

Michael O. Johnston , February 26th, 2018


For her new book Uneasy Street: The Anxieties of Affluence (Princeton University Press, 2017), Rachel Sherman conducted in-depth interviews with fifty wealthy New Yorkers—including hedge fund fi… Visit…


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