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Charlie Parker -- Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy by Richard Carlin

Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy Richard Carlin 294 Pages ISBN: # 978-1496805706 University Press of Mississippi 2016 Well, I don't suppose it is an understatement to say that club owner and mid-20th Century music entrepreneur Morris Levi was a Son-of-a-bitch. That has been very well do... [ read more ]

Star Trek: Discovery Officially Takes Place in the Prime Universe

2 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In a packed panel during San Diego Comic-Con, the name of the new Star Trek series—which, in the grand tradition of Star Trek, is also the name of the ship—was revealed. In a press conference after the panel, executive producers Bryan Fuller and Heather Kadin gave just a few more details about the show. Read more...

THE NEURAL UNDERPINNINGS OF VOLITION? This Johns Hopkins University press release says researchers a…

THE NEURAL UNDERPINNINGS OF VOLITION? This Johns Hopkins University press release says researchers at the school have glimpsed “the human brain making a purely voluntary decision to act.” The research team asked ““What parts of the brain are involved in free choice?” An implication: “Now that scientists have a way to track choices made from […]

Fleischer Presents How Is The Opera Like The Soup Kitchen? Today At Melbourne

Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego) presents How is the Opera Like the Soup Kitchen? in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) today at the Australian Society Of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference at Melbourne Law School: The charitable tax subsidies are, at heart, redistributive. Some individuals...

Mini Coffee Press turns out to be the world’s most portable coffee maker

Are you able to function each day without your regular cup of Joe? Some of us might nod our heads in the affirmative, as we did not grow up or slog our way through college or university with daily doses of caffeine in our morning drinks. However, if you find that you are unable to function without your cup of coffee each day (or afternoon, or even the night), then...

“Central Banks at a Crossroads: What Can We Learn from History?”

That’s the title of a book commissioned by the Norges Bank on the bicentennial of the Bank’s founding, and edited by Michael D. Bordo, Øyvind Eitrheim, Marc Flandreau and Jan F. Qvigstad (published by Cambridge University Press). Here’s the table of contents: Preface Michael D. Bordo, Øyvind Eitrheim, Marc Flandreau, and Jan F. Qvigstad 1 […]

The Digital Press is Mobilizing the Past

Over the last six months, The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota has been collaborating with a remarkable group of authors, editors, and reviewers to produce an edited volume from an NEH funded conference called Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology held last February in Boston. It… Read More ?

NBC and Jennifer Lopez Take It to the Floor With New Competition Series ‘World of Dance’

Press release from NBC, July 19, 2016: NBC, Universal Television Alternative Studios and Jennifer Lopez’s Nuyorican Productions are stepping on to the dance floor with a 10-episode order for “World of Dance,” an unparalleled dance competition series where the winner...

Research: Men can avoid dementia by marrying intelligent women

press release: Men who marry intelligent women are less likely to develop dementia later in life, according to mental health experts. Professor of mental health in the College of Medicine and Life Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, Lawrence Whalley, discussed this groundbreaking discovery at the Oxford Literary Festival Thursday in a talk titled “Dementia: […]

‘Every Time I Write a Poem, I’m Still Starting From Scratch’: PBS NewsHour Meets Poet Kasey Jueds

At PBS NewsHour, a conversation with poet Kasey Jueds. The author of poetry collection, Keeper, published by University of Pittsburgh Press in 2013, the profile begins with a look into the origins of Jueds’s poem “To Swim.” Jueds, born in Coral Gables, Florida, began writing poetry in her twenties. Kasey Jueds’ poem “To Swim” is […]

Authors in Court review

The most recent addition to the complete review is my review of Scenes from the Theater of Copyright by Mark Rose, Authors in Court, recently published by Harvard University Press. Sure, subject-matter that's of particular interest to me -- but this is a nice little find, beyond that, and certainly a book that's deserving of more attention than it's received to date.

New to the Civil War Memory Library, 07/19

Announcement: Earlier today I learned that the University Press of Kentucky will bring Remembering The Battle of the Crater: War as Murder out in paperback next spring. I’ve been hoping for some time that they would do this and I couldn’t be more excited. I will provide additional information as it becomes available. Douglas R. […]

Indian state repression in Kashmir: Time to Break the Deafening Silence!

Campaign Against Fascist Attack on Universities (CAFAU) invites you for a Press Conference and Public Meeting – Speakers: – Gautam Navlakha, People’s Union for Democratic Rights – Sanjay Kak, Independent filmmaker – Rajinder Sachar, Retd Chief Justice, Delhi High Court … Continue reading ?

Russian Scientists Develop Cheap Analogue of Universal Laser Scalpel

According to the press service of MIPT, the universal laser scalpel can be used in both the domains of medicine and industry.

Lost Bird With Strings

last weekMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

Late Friday afternoon, I grabbed coffee with Carl Woideck, the author of Charlie Parker: His Music and Life (University of Michigan Press) and an instructor of jazz, rock and music histories at the University of Oregon. Carl is a long-time...       Related Stories Charlie Parker: Unheard Bird Charlie Parker: Old Folks  

Actor Karl Urban Talks 'THOR: RAGNAROK'

iGN interviewed actor Karl Urban during the press junket for Paramount Pictures' "STAR TREK BEYOND." Urban is the latest actor to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Skurge the Executioner in director Taika Waititi's "THOR: RAGNAROK."...Show More Summary

New Dwarf Planet Discovered In Our Solar System

An international team of astronomers has discovered a new dwarf planet in our solar system just beyond the orbit of Neptune. According to a press release from the University of British Columbia, the dwarf planet is approximately 430 miles (700 km) in diameter, giving it about the...

We Must Work Together To End Gun Violence

Photo credit: A Dallas Area Rapid Transit police officer receives comfort at the Baylor University Hospital emergency room entrance Thursday, July 7, 2016, in Dallas. (Ting Shen/The Dallas Morning News via AP) THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Columbine. Show More Summary

Yale Employee Smashes Racist Window On Campus, University Decides Not To Press Charges

An African-American man who has been employed at Yale University for nearly a decade lost his job after losing his cool and smashing a stained glass window in the dining hall where he worked, because he said the window — which featured slaves picking cotton — was racist. Show More Summary

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