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Hoisted from the Archives: New Preface to Charles Kindleberger: "The World in Depression"

The University of California Press has put out a new edition of Charles Kindleberger's World in Depression early next year. J Bradford DeLong and Barry J. Eichengreen: New preface to Charles Kindleberger, The World in Depression 1929-1939: The parallels between Europe in the 1930s and Europe today are stark, striking, and increasingly frightening. Show More Summary

Review of Brody, Mishnah and Tosefta Studies

LIKE REVENGE: Straight-up Philology, Served Cold (Amit Gvaryahu, The Talmud Blog).Robert Brody, Mishnah and Tosefta Studies, (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2014)Brody might be writing in English, but the book is decidedly Jerusalemite: a crash-course in straight-up philology, clearheaded and free of jargon, served cold.Noted earlier here.

Elizabeth Garrett (USC) Named President of Cornell University

Cornell Press Release, Elizabeth Garrett, USC Provost, Named Cornell's 13th President: The Cornell University Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern California, as Cornell’s next president. Garrett will assume the presidency July 1, 2015....

Punk Archaeology: The Book

I’m impatient. So, I decided to push the button and publish Punk Archaeology today. This is the first book published by The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. We’re so punk that we don’t really have a webpage.  That being said, we’re also so punk that we will release a book here for […]

Currently Reading: Apologetics Beyond Reason

James W. Sire is the author of the landmark apologetics book The Universe Next Door (1976) and the more recent A Little Primer on Humble Apologetics (2006) and has been an editor at InterVarsity Press (IVP) for several decades. In the first chapter of Apologetics Beyond Reason: Why Seeing Really is Believing he explains that […]

University Of Michigan To Move Centuries-Old Oak Tree For Building Expansion

A centuries-old oak tree at the University of Michigan campus will be relocated to make way for an expansion of the university’s business school. The tree stands 65-feet-tall and predates 1764, according to the Detroit Free Press, and...Show More Summary

Newest Version Of Windows To Be Revealed Tuesday

Chuck Bednar for – Your Universe Online The newest version of the Windows operating system will be unveiled – along with a new official name for the software known internally as “Threshold” – at a Microsoft press event scheduled for Tuesday. According to Reuters reporter Bill Rigby, analysts are predicting that the company will [...]

Review of Calderon, A Bride for One Night

H-JUDAIC: Ruth Calderon. A Bride for One Night: Talmud Tales. Trans. Ilana Kurshan. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press; Jewish Publication Society, 2014. xx + 163 pp. ISBN 978-0-8276-1209-9; ISBN 978-0-8276-1164-1; ISBN 978-0-8276-1165-8;...Show More Summary

Police "Still Have No Idea" Where Missing UVA Student Is

A day after a lead suspect was arrested, Charlottesville, Va. police told reporters at a press conference today that they are no closer to finding missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. "We still have no idea whatsoever where she is, despite our best efforts," Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said. Show More Summary

Johnston Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This

David Cay Johnston (Syracuse), Book Review: Edward D. Kleinbard, We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014), 144 Tax Notes 1465 (Sept. 22, 2014): We Are Better Than This: How Government Should Spend Our Money (Oxford University Press, 2014) by Edward D. Kleinbard...

New To the Civil War Memory Library, 09/24

Barbara Berenson, Boston and the Civil War: Hub of the Second Revolution (History Press, 2014). Graham Dozier ed., A Gunner in Lee’s Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter (University of North Carolina Press, 2014). Harold Holzer, Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion (Simon and Schuster, 2014).... Continue reading

Oscar Isaac Talks 'Episode VII,' Working with 'Star Wars' Cast

Always good to see someone in Star Wars: Episode Vii doing press for other projects. Both because I'm glad to see a promising group of new blood for the Star Wars universe, but because inevitably someone along the press-tour way will ask them about Star Wars. Show More Summary

Police Charge Suspect in Missing UVA Student Case With Felony Abduction

At a press conference held tonight, Charlottesville, Va. police announced that their charges against Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr., the lead suspect in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, have been upgraded to abduction with intent to defile, a class two felony. Show More Summary

Laminitis Researcher Ray Geor to Leave US for Post in His Native New Zealand

Edited from a press release  Beginning in 2015, Massey University's College of Sciences in New Zealand will be led by internationally-recognized veterinary and agricultural science specialist Professor Raymond Geor, BVSc, MVSc, PhD,Show More Summary

Rally the Scattered Believers: Northern New England's Religious Geography

Paul Putz I finished reading Shelby Balik's Rally the Scattered Believers: Northern New England's Religious Geography (University of Indiana Press, 2014) a few weeks ago, and I've been reflecting on it often ever since. I think thisShow More Summary

Police Release Video of 'Person of Interest' During Plea for Public Help in Hannah Graham Case

Friday during a press conference in Charlottesville, VA, an emotional Police Chief Tim Longo pleaded with the public to help in the search as he released new video and details in the case of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham...Show More Summary

Roger Goodell's Presser Really Pissed Off the Universe

Roger Goodell's attempt at soothing ill will didn't go exactly as planned. The NFL Commissioner held a press conference on Friday to address recent domestic violence controversies among its players, but his seemingly ¯\_(?)_/¯ attitude...Show More Summary

David Beckham, Live In New York (Kinda)

Excerpted from The Soccer Diaries: An American's Thirty-Year Pursuit of the International Game (Copyright 2014 by Michael J. Agovino, the University of Nebraska Press). It took a while for Major League Soccer to transition from NFL behemoths to stadiums of more appropriate-dimensions -- appropriate for now. Show More Summary

A Balm(er)y Fall

It's hard to keep up with Randall Balmer, but this fall is especially frenetic. Oxford University Press just released a new, twenty-fifth-anniversary edition of Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory (and the scholar who had his evangelical conversion...Show More Summary

Holding Hands That Aren't There

This photo has been circulating wildly of late, purporting to show a couple "that have been holding hands for 700 years" (according to the University of Leicester's press release).The dig blog is a bit less, erm, truth-stretchy, labeling...Show More Summary

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