Welcome to Harlot's fourth issue! With the special theme of "Rhetoric at Work," this collection offers fresh insights into our everyday experiences through a lens of work-related issues.

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We're incredibly proud to announce the addition of the glorious Sheila Bock to the editorial board. Through her work as a folklorist, Sheila seeks to explore the artful ways people communicate meaning out of the stuff of everyday life, from the stories they tell to the food they eat. With a particular interest in cultural forms and perspectives so often marginalized in "official" records, she is excited to participate in Harlot's mission of inclusivity and accessibility. And you're excited she's here; trust us.

We've also invited some new voices to join the Harlot blog. You'll remember Ben McCorkle, whose "The Annotated Obama Poster" has been a popular favorite among Harlot fans. Ben is the genius behind Glossa Technologia and one hell of a bass player. Heather Lee Branstetter, whose "Why the Duke Lacrosse Scandal Mattered — Three Perspectives" demonstrates an all-too-rare kind of rhetorical listening, has also come on board. Born and raised in a rural mining town out West, Heather has a libertarian streak, doesn't care much for social norms and, luckily, enjoys the taste of her own feet. Paul Muhlhauser — whose collaborative piece appears in this issue — will be offering up some of his trademark wit and wisdom on the blog as well. Paul is known for his incisive take on texts, sure, but he's also known for bringing overalls back to the style-laden streets of NYC.



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