Author: john

John Grochowski: Writer Profiles Series

Known as the “Casino Answer Man,” John Grochowski is the writer of hundreds of columns on gambling topics, slot sites and a large collection of books on gambling. His most notable series, the “Answer Book” series, focuses on helping settle complicated questions about various casino games that new and intermediate players may have. He has also …

Max Rubin: Writer Profiles Series

The son of a professional cross roader, Max Rubin seemed almost destined to end up as a star gambler. Rubin started early, bumming his way to Vegas where he worked with chip thieves and split the loot. He was only 18 at the time, and used his money to pay his way into college. At the …

Tiffany Gasbarrini to Join Johns Hopkins University Press

We are pleased to announce that Tiffany Gasbarrini will join Johns Hopkins University Press as senior acquisitions editor for Life Sciences. Ms. Gasbarrini comes to the press with notable publishing experience and an impressive record of book acquisitions in STEM fields. Tiffany was Senior Acquisitions Editor at Elsevier Science & Technology, Inc., where she founded their Renewable…

New Journal Debuts

Earlier this year, JHU press published the first-ever issue of ASAP/Journal, a new journal from The Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. The quarterly journal promotes intellectual exchange between artists and critics across the arts and humanities. The inaugural issue focused on "Art & the Commons." Amy Elias and Jonathan Eburne, editors…

Feeling Filipinos: Unraveling Thoughts about the Emotional and the (Trans)National

The recent issue of the Journal of Asian American Studies, featured the work of four emergent and established Filipino American scholars. Guest editor Martin Manalansan wrote the introduction to the custer of papers, which we have re-printed here. Guest post by Martin Manalansan Nothing more than feelings. So goes the ballad that many older generations of Filipinos in the Philippines…

An Equation for Every Occasion: Pi Day

Happy Pi Day, readers! In between celebratory pie samplings, get an inside look at the historical context of this famous Greek letter as told by John M. Henshaw, author of An Equation for Every Occasion: 52 Formulas and Why They Matter, coming in paperback this summer. Click here for pi goodness. Looking for more historical context from "Equationland"?…