Private: A little upset, then?

The Los Angeles Times pokes holes in a study that ranked L.A. as the 54th most literate in the U.S.:

…if you believe this fusty professor, you should read his “study” more closely.

Jack Miller, who heads Wisconsin’s satellite Whitewater campus, made up his own rules about what makes for a literary-minded city, and with his academic outlook, you can bet his criteria reflect a certain slant. He really ought to yank the ivy off his tower so he can look out his western window at the real world.

(Via Bookslut.)