Mary Beard: >Mary Beard reviews ‘Shopping in Ancient Rome’ by Claire Holleran: The most memorable account of an ancient shopping expedition is found in some comic verses by the third-century BC poet Herodas, who lived in Alexandria, by far the smartest city in the Western world at the time. Show More Summary
Mary K. Reinhart, Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, Alia Beard Rau and Mary Jo Pitzl: >Arizona House approves Medicaid expansion, $8.8 billion budget: Five months after Gov. Jan Brewer vowed to expand Medicaid, a bipartisan Arizona House coalition...Show More Summary
• Mary Gibbons, co-owner of the Bearded Lady in Prospect Heights, is running the Gowanus Yacht Club this summer with a team that includes chefs like Joe Aponte (Littleneck, the Pines) and Jason Talley (Prime Meats, Buschenschanck), and mixologist Brad Farran (Clover Club). Show More Summary
It seems that Conan O’Brien has a problem with the fact that Superman has a beard in the latest Man of Steel trailer. Here is his hilarious video response (above,) to which I reply: [Team Coco | Via The Mary Sue]
Interesting little video chat over at the British Museum Channel (didn’t know they had one!): Pompeii: an introduction
Post by Mary Fischer Yikes! Have you seen how scruffy and blah Robert Pattinson is looking these days? From letting his beard grow out, to ditching the sleek suits in favor of ratty jeans and t-shirts -- he definitely seems to be in some sort of a funk. Oh yeah, Rob also looks pretty pissed off and unimpressed in recent photos. Show More Summary
Confronting the Classics. By Mary Beard. Profile; 310 pages; £25. To be published in America in September by Liveright; $28.95 MARY BEARD, a professor at Cambridge University, has devoted her career to the study of the distant past, such as daily life in Pompeii and the particularities of religious life in Rome. Show More Summary
A Don’s Life by Mary Beard: Thank you to the Class Ass..
A Don’s Life by Mary Beard: Reviewing the reviews.
A Don’s Life by Mary Beard: Opening Pompeii.
A Don’s Life by Mary Beard: Can you undo “damnatio memoriae”?.
A Don’s Life by Mary Beard: New pope? New Roman emperor?.
From the New York Review of Books: On February 5, The New York Review celebrated its 50th anniversary at Town Hall in New York City. In this recording from the event, Mary Beard discusses the Review’s coverage of the classics from its first issue through to the present day, and the “inextricable embeddedness of the [...]
Mary Beard in Knossos: Fakes, Facts, and Mystery reminds us that human history may not just be written by the victors of war but also by a few modern archaeologists corrupted by the power of capitalist enterprise to ride the fast-track to academic praise.
A Don’s Life by Mary Beard – Times Online – WBLG: Telling a book by its cover.
The wonderful Mary Beard is always worth reading; her recent TLS column "Man ist was man isst?" is about "the great horsemeat scandal," but in the course of it she mentions parenthetically "a friend who recently reminded me that Elizabeth...Show More Summary
Post by Mary FischerStop the presses, ladies and gentlemen -- Ben Affleck finally shaved his beard, which means we can all rest easier at night from here on out. Or at least those of us who absolutely loathe facial hair can. Yep, heShow More Summary
Also: What the royal family and panda bears have in common; Ben Percy dons a pregnancy suit; and classicist Mary Beard wards off online attackers.
In her latest post marking the New York Review of Books’ fiftieth anniversary, Mary Beard reminisces and inter alia mentions something which should be part of our collective mission statement (do universities still have those): “if we were to amputate the classics from the modern world, it would mean more than closing down some university [...]
A Don’s Life by Mary Beard – Times Online – WBLG: New York Review of Books reaches 50.