Weekend Edition: 8-28

Worthy Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Google’s Book Search: A Disaster for Scholars (“In short, Google has taken a group of the world’s great research collections and returned them in the form of a suburban-mall bookstore.”) (via)

Building a Nation of Know-Nothings (“It’s one thing to forget the past, with predictable consequences, as the […]

Friday Follies 2.29

Okay, this one may be tough to top. Seems attorney Ed Ablard has filed a civil rights lawsuit because Alexandria, Va., approved a permit for a new barbecue restaurant with an open-air gas grill. He claims the restaurant will “provide a clubhouse for conservative persons to gather to drink until late hours and thereby form […]

Summer doldrums

you may have noticed that, with the exception of book reviews, there hasn’t been a lot of original content around here lately. I’m blaming it on summer doldrums.

The winds of creative thought have blown cold — or are asleep in the late summer heat. In fact, book reviews end up getting posted on Mondays […]

Book Review: This Day in Music by Neil Cossar

History, some have said, is an accumulative science. Of necessity, it builds on what has come before, on what others have studied and written. Yet the building blocks are events, all of which — to the dismay of many students — are tied to particular dates. And while the dates themselves may not be important, […]

Weekend Edition: 8-21

Bulletin Board

This week’s review of Our Tragic Universe made the Noteworthy Content of the Week at the official blog of 9rules.

Worthy Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Ten things I know about the mosque (“The instinctive response of Americans should have been the same as President Obama’s: Muslims have every right to build there. […]