From THES, Alan Ryan on the faith in education that inspired “Great Books” collections. From Slate, which pop culture property do academics study the most? Bound for glory: A look at academic terms misused and overused in popular vernacular. From TLS, a review of Debates in the Digital Humanities. From The Chronicle, why bother writing book reviews? You might wonder why journals start, how they start and how they get established, especially when so many journals exist. There are no simple fixes, but here are two basic approaches to managing the overload of "must read" publications. Academics are revolting: Catherine Moffat on the open access frontier. Can you ever really retract a paper? Once a study leaves journal-land for the wider world, there’s really no erasing it — a nifty finding takes on a life of its own, even if it’s flawed or fraudulent. Students are taking advantage of a Huffington Post project that allows them to publish a summary of their research (800-1,000 words) on the online news site. In the Facebook era, students tell you everything.