Each week on Tuesday we’ll post our favorite links to articles from the pop culture world. They’ll at least tangentially pertain to education or sociological issues in general, and they’ll be from the past week. There will be a few bonus exceptions though, usually in the form of a link that was too fun to pass up. Because we too like to have the fun.
In people who should know better: Gary Oldman apologizes on Jimmy Kimmel Live for things he said in Playboy magazine that were offensive to the Jewish people, the homosexual community, and anyone who has heard of Mel Gibson. (Los Angeles Times)
In student?-athletes: A good rundown of the NCAA’s recently re-opened investigation into the University of North Carolina’s academic scandal. (News & Observer)
In great movies: Spike Lee reflects on his 25-year-old masterpiece, Do the Right Thing. (Vanity Fair)
In the scourge of the Internet: An interesting blog post on Internet comments. (Some Came Running)