Frank Lee Holt. Lost World of the Golden King: In Search of Ancient Afghanistan. Hellenistic Culture and Society Series. Berkeley University of California Press, 2012. xxi + 343 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-27342-9. Reviewed by Nathan Albright Published on H-War (April, 2013) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey A Numismatic History of the Bactrian Realm At first [...]
Each year on World Press Freedom Day, we celebrate the right to freedom of expression and recognize the challenges so many courageous journalists face, as we strive to promote universal rights and more open and free societies. For so...Show More Summary
University of Ottawa Press has published The Copyright Pentalogy: How the Supreme Court of Canada Shook the Foundations of Canadian Copyright Law available in print and as a free download under a Creative Commons licence. IndividualShow More Summary
AP Photo N ewly out from University of Massachusetts Press, Devon Powers's Writing The Record: The Village Voice and The Birth of Rock Criticism—which'll cost you a whopping $80 for its 160 pages in hardcover, making the paperback'sShow More Summary
College Media Matters | The Daily Reveille | Student Press Law Center The Society of Professional Journalists named Louisiana State University’s student newspaper The Daily Reveille “Best All-Around Daily Student Newspaper” Wednesday. But in what Daniel Reimold calls … Read more
Gillian Lester (UC-Berkeley), 'Keep Government Out of My Medicare': The Elusive Search for Popular Support of Taxes and Social Spending, in Working and Living in the Shadow of Economic Fragility (Oxford University Press, 2013) (Michael Sherraden & Marion Crain, eds.): Despite the broad reach of what is often referred to...
Kathleen Frydl, a historian by training, is the author of “The Drug Wars in America, 1940-1973,” which was released last week by Cambridge University Press. The book details how the federal approach to drug policy changed from largely being about regulating doctors … Continue reading ?
At NBC Universal Summer Press Day on April 22, "Warehouse 13" executive producer Jack Kenny teased a "very big, life-changing event" for Joanne Kelly's Myka in Season 4.5, premiering tonight (April 29).
Six months after our Superstorm the Monmouth University / Asbury Park Press poll reported today that "Sandy recovery is on track for most Jerseyans. 78% say they either have fully recovered or were not impacted by the storm." However,...Show More Summary
According to this Associated Press report Director of Internal Audit and Risk Assessment Bill Eggert – the guy whose audit report uncovered hundreds of phony diplomas at Dickinson State and who more recently rejected accusations of cooked data aimed at Chancellor Hamid Shirvani – is resigning because he sees his job as being a “dead [...]Show More Summary
Daniel S. Goldberg (Maryland), The Death of the Income Tax: A Progressive Consumption Tax and the Path to Fiscal Reform (Oxford University Press, 2013): The Death of the Income Tax explains how the current income tax is needlessly complex, contains perverse incentives against saving and investment, fails to use modern...
Kevin Welner, director of the National Education Policy Center at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was in Washington D.C. on Thursday at the National Press Club to launch a campaign grounded in a new book, ”Closing the Opportunity Gap,” that he … Continue reading ?
Paul Valéry's 'Monsieur Teste' is one of the great literary inventions -- see, for example, the Princeton University Press publicity page for their volume of Teste-work, or get your copy at Amazon.com. Jean Louis Schefer has now published the slim volume of Monsieur Teste à l'école; see the P.O.L. Show More Summary
With the release of Sirius we give our review of the documentary along with discussion on the DNA results from the ATA humanoid. We then look at NDEs once again in the mainstream press in addition to a Police officer’s Bigfoot encounter in NY and the secretive...
All five living presidents are at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, on the campus of Southern Methodist University, in Dallas this morning. The cable news networks are carrying the event in its entirety, with speeches given by former Pres. Show More Summary
Oxford University Press is publishing a book titled "Global Labor and Employment Law: Reports From Law Offices Worldwide," which is being edited by Sam Estreicher (NYU), Michael Gray (Jones Day), and myself. It is going to be a comprehensive book,...
Here's a good correction on a story about chef Jamie Bissonnette (Coppa, Boston) in the Daily Free Press (the independent student newspaper at Boston University): "The original version of this story said Bissonnette was bald, which is not the case....
That is the new book by my colleague Christopher Coyne, due out May 1st from Stanford University Press.
Geoff Hodgson and Thorbjørn Knudsen are doing an online reading group on their book Darwin’s Conjecture: The Search for General Principles of Social and Economic Evolution (University of Chicago Press). Here is the site for the reading club and their proposed schedule for the discussion. During this week, Apr 20-26, they are discussing the preface and chapter [...]
An Amy Winehouse documentary is on the way from director Asif Kapadia and Universal Music, according to a Wednesday press release from Focus Features International. The project will be on the market at next month’s Cannes Film Market with James Gay-Rees producing. The duo worked together previously on Kapadia’s film Senna, based on the life [...]Show More Summary