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Book Review: Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist by Jens Hoffmann, Claudia J. NahsonThe Jewish Museum / Yale University Press, 2016Hardcover, 224 pagesOne of the must-see exhibitions in New York right now is Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist, on display at the Jewish Museum until September 18th. Show More Summary

Was The Murder Of California Indians A Genocide Or Tragedy?

An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873, by Benjamin Madley and just published by Yale University Press, is the latest installment in an on-going controversy stretching back decades. The...Show More Summary

A Look Back at the Origins of Photography in Toronto

In this book excerpt, a look at how photography has evolved in the city. Excerpted from Picturing Toronto: Photography and the Making of a Modern City by Sarah Bassnett, courtesy of McGill-Queen’s University Press. By the early twentieth...Show More Summary

News Briefs for June 15, 2016

Recorded Books, Inc., and Zinio announced a new partnership with Bauer Media Group USA; the Associated Press is collaborating with Preservica; the University of Notre Dame, IN, and the Vatican Library formalized an agreement; and more News in Brief from the June 15, 2016 issue of Library Journal.

Pat Summitt, Legendary College Basketball Coach, Dead At 64

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Pat Summitt, the winningest basketball coach in NCAA Division I history who presided over a nearly four-decade dynasty at the University of Tennessee, died on Tuesday morning, The Associated Press reported. She was 64. “It is with tremendous...Show More Summary

Adults Who Were Bullied as Children Can Suffer From Debilitating Symptoms Similar to PTSD

The negative symptoms of Adult Post-Bullying Syndrome can mimic those of PTSD or the effects seen from child abuse. The following is an excerpt from the new book Bullying Scars by Ellen deLara (Oxford University Press, 2016):  In interviewing the people in my research study, I began to notice something unusual. Show More Summary

University Of Houston Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against South Texas's Rebranding Itself Houston College Of Law

Following up on my prior posts (links below) on South Texas College of Law's rebranding itself Houston College of Law: Press Release, University of Houston Files Trademark Infringement Lawsuit Against South Texas College of Law: The University of Houston System has filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against South Texas College...

Harmful and Undesirable review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Guenter Lewy on Book Censorship in Nazi Germany, in Harmful and Undesirable, just out from Oxford University Press. Not really relevant to the book per se but certainlyShow More Summary

University of Minnesota Press publishes "René Magritte: Selected Writings"

6 days agoArts : Artdaily

Available for the first time in an English translation, this selection of René Magritte?s writings gives non-Francophone readers the chance to encounter the many incarnations of the renowned Belgian painter?the artist, the man, the aspiring noirist, the fire-breathing theorist?in his own words. Show More Summary

Scientists Discover Caribbean Sea Sea Produces ‘Whistle’ You Can Hear From Space

Researches at the University of Liverpool have discovered that the Caribbean sea produces a long, continuous note that’s too deep for human ears to detect, but can be ‘heard’ from space. In a press release, the researches say that “in the midst of all the noise of the ocean, this region behaves like a whistle, […]

Teenager photoshops a press pass and sneaks into Game 7 of the NBA Finals

University of Texas sophomore Micah Poag did not have tickets to Game 7 of the NBA Finals, but that didn’t stop him from flying 1,750 miles to Oakland and finagling his way into Oracle Arena. Poag’s secret weapon was a fake press pass...Show More Summary

Book Review: Child Migration and Human Rights in a Golden Age

"Child Migration and Human Rights in a Golden Age" Jacqueline Bhabha Princeton University Press Hardback $35, Paperback $24.95 Princeton's promotional website begins its pitch for this book with the question, "Why, despite massive public...Show More Summary

Dr Arvo Pärt, I presume

press release:   At the annual Encaenia ceremony held today, Arvo Pärt received an honorary degree in Music from Oxford University. At a ceremony held at the Sheldonian Theatre the University of Oxford conferred honorary degrees on nine distinguished figures from the fields of theology, law, economics, architecture, film, science, engineering and music. The honorary […]

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 06/21

William A. Link and James J. Broomall eds., Rethinking American Emancipation: Legacies of Slavery and the Quest for Black Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler, A Field Guide to Antietam: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People (University of North Carolina Press, 2016). David Rieff, In Praise of Forgetting: […]

Free Oxford University Press Resources on Brexit

Oxford University Press has made a number of resources freely available relating to this week's referendum in the United Kingdom on its continued membership in the European Union: From Oxford Scholarly Authorities on International Law,...Show More Summary

With ‘Cold War Anthropology’ David Price brings his trilogy on anthropology and American power to a powerful conclusion

Price, David H. 2016. Cold War Anthropology: The CIA, the Pentagon, and the Growth of Dual Use Anthropology. Duke University Press.  A few years ago, I had a chance to have lunch with David Price and some other people at the AAA meetings. Show More Summary

'Warcraft' is as beloved outside the U.S. as it is hated here

Warcraft is an unexpected runaway success — but you wouldn't know it looking at the U.S. box office. The Universal Pictures film adaptation of the online role-playing game, World of Warcraft, has won few fans in the press. It also saw a significant drop in U.S. Show More Summary

Shakespeare's First Folio review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Emma Smith on Four Centuries of an Iconic Book, Shakespeare's First Folio, just out from Oxford University Press. Somewhat confusingly, Smith has also just come out with...Show More Summary

Jellyfish: A Natural History – A luscious book about our ocean's brainless, heartless creatures

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Jellyfish: A Natural History by Lisa-ann Gershwin University of Chicago Press 2016, 224 pages, 8.2 x 9.5 x 1 inches $27 Buy a copy on Amazon Five interesting facts I read in the just-released Jellyfish: A Natural History: 1. The deadly...Show More Summary

Better Git It In Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus

Better Git It In Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography Of Charles Mingus Krin Gabbard 296 Pages ISBN: 978-0-520 University California Press 2016 Compared to other historically important jazz figures, few have been the books dedicated to Charles Mingus, which is strange given his enduring influence on... [ read more ]

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