Today’s free eBook download is The Norman Maclean Reader from the University of Chicago Press and edited and introduced by O. Alan Weltzien. It’s a treasure trove of stories, essays, interviews as well as Maclean’s unfinished work on George Armstrong Custer. Show More Summary
A new editor takes the reins of Princeton University Press’s Series of Contemporary Poets: poet, critic, and MacArthur Fellow Susan Stewart. Upon her appointment, Stewart said: “At this moment, when American poets have taken so many new directions in their individual poems and the shapes of their books of poems, I look forward to considering [...]
It finally happened. Two years and several million excruciatingly annoying photos later, “selfie” finally made the dictionary. Britain’s Oxford University Press, which publishes the popular Oxford English Dictionary, chose “selfie” as 2013?s word of the year after a rapid spike in online usage. For now, the popular term for a camera phone self-portrait will only [...]
Sagit Leviner (Ono Academic College, Israel) presents The Meaning and Attainment of the Three Goals of Taxation in Honoring Arie Lapidot (Hebrew University Press, 2014) (with Tali Nirat (Israel Civil Rights Association)) at Hebrew University today as part of its Tax Colloquium Series: Why do we need a tax system?...
The Liberty Counsel has lost yet again. The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has turned away a Christian university’s attempt to overturn a key part of the Obama administration’s health care law. The justices did not comment Monday in leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling dismissing Liberty University’s lawsuit. Show More Summary
The Washington Post has a good catch from, of all places, the Fall 2013 edition of the Tufts University alumni magazine, in which author and Portland Press Herald writer Colin Woodward divides the United States into 11 demographically divergent “nations”: The original North American colonies were settled by people from distinct regions of the British […]
(Steven Hayward) I’m currently reading Paul Sabin’s new book The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future, just out from Yale University Press. It was a genius idea to write a book about this epic clash between...Show More Summary
Jonathan Rauch is the author of Kindly Inquisitors, a 1993 book being republished in an expanded electronic edition by he Cato Institute and the University of Chicago Press. "Kindly Inquisitors, Revisited" (page 67) is adapted from a new afterword written for the expanded edition. Show More Summary
Jason C. Anthony. Hoosh: Roast Penguin, Scurvy Day, and Other Stories of Antarctic Cuisine. University of Nebraska Press, 2012. I’ve just been given a copy of this quirky book written by a guy who spent eight summers hanging out in Antarctica as support staff for the American scientific expeditions. It’s a treasure. It never would […]
posted with permission: Roman Disasters. By JERRY TONER. Cambridge and Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2013. Pp. ix + 220. Hardcover, $25.00. ISBN: 978-0-7456-5102-6. Reviewed by Herbert J. Benario, Emory University When this book reached me around the middle of June, I recalled that, in the fall of 2000, I had arranged a panel for the […]
posted with permission: Reading the Letters of Pliny the Younger: An Introduction. By Roy K. Gibson and Ruth Morello. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. iv + 350. Hardcover, $99.00. ISBN 978-0-521-84292-1. Reviewed by Barbara Weinlich, Eckerd College Organized in eight chapters and supplemented by a map, four appendices, references, an index […]
posted with permission: Performing Greek Comedy. By Alan Hughes. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. Pp. xiv + 311. Hardcover, Â£55.00/$99.00. ISBN 978-1-107-00930-1. Reviewed by G. M. Sifakis, University of Crete and New York University This is an extraordinary work about the performance of Greek comedy placed in its historical and social context […]
Student Press Law Center | Fairbanks Daily News-Miner | The Sun Star Sine Anahita, a professor at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, has filed two complaints about student newspaper The Sun Star, Samantha Sunne reports. Anahita objected to … Read more
Posted with permission: The Invention of Greek Ethnography: from Homer to Herodotus. By Joseph E. Skinner. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. Pp. vii + 343. $85.00. ISBN 978-0-19-979360-0. Reviewed by Sandra Blakely, Emory University The Invention of Greek Ethnography is a welcome addition to studies of identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Ambitious […]
The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Yoko Tawada's Portrait of a Tongue: An Experimental Translation by Chantal Wright. This is just out from the University of Ottawa Press, who have quietly been publishing...Show More Summary
This week’s Press Release Headline of the Week waves atop a press release issued by the University of Buffalo. It says: Heavy Drinking Is Bad for Marriage if One Spouse Drinks, but Not Both Beneath the banner lies the story of a breakthrough in the difficult academic field called “Addiction Studies”. The lead researcher, Kenneth […]
The Morgan 3 Wheeler has a special sort of universal appeal: many people will admire it, but only a few will actually buy one. Case in point, Morgan says in a November press release that 1,000 of the 25,950-pound ($41,917) vehicles have...Show More Summary
This week, Lonely Planet is hiring a destination editor, while SAGE Publications needs an acquisitions editor. Assouline Publishing is seeking an associate editor, and Oxford University Press is on the hunt for a digital publishing analyst/editor. Show More Summary
San Jose State University's President announced that a fourth student has been suspended in connection with alleged hate crimes against a black student and the NAACP wants all involved charged with felonies, the Associated Press reports.
A woman who made headlines several years ago after falsely accusing three Duke University lacrosse players of rape was convicted of second-degree murder Friday in the stabbing death of her boyfriend, the Associated Press reports.