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Human Rights Index #39: Guns and Human Rights

TIR staff

The Human Rights Index is prepared three times a year by the University of Iowa Center for Human RightsThe Iowa Review is proud to feature the Index on its web site, to suggest the global political and socioeconomic context within which we read and write.

Human Rights Index #39

Prepared by The University of Iowa Center for Human Rights (UICHR)*

Highbrowse: always have something to read

TIR staff

So long, boring bus rides to work—and welcome, Highbrowse!

Highbrowse——is a brilliant new website that aggregates writing (poems, stories, essays, interviews, book reviews) freely available on the websites of literary periodicals like The Iowa Review, The New Yorker, Witness, Ninth Letter, Los Angeles Review of Books, Poets & Writers, Virginia Quarterly, Bookforum, The American Scholar (and lots more), presenting the titles in an easy-to-scan format, including—get this—the approximate time it'll take you to read each piece.

And each title links back to the original website where the text is posted, directing much-needed traffic to litmag websites.

Online submission app unaffected by Heartbleed

TIR staff

Have no fear, TIR submitters! Our online submission application was not affected by the Heartbleed bug. Your credit card information is safe.

Submittable, the company that runs our submission system, has issued the following statement:

The Heartbleed bug is a very serious exploit and it affects a very large number of sites—big and small. Fortunately, Submittable's systems do not use OpenSSL, so we were unaffected by the Heartbleed bug. SSL connections to Submittable services were never at risk of being compromised.

Please note that just because Submittable was unaffected does not mean that your password is not at risk. If you used the same password on any other sites that were affected by the bug, then you probably want to take the extra precaution of changing that password on every site it was used.


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