Weekend Edition: 2-28

Bulletin Board

If you happen to be in the Rapid City area tonight, the Rush hockey team is wearing Dr. Seuss jerseys at their game tonight, which includes a book drive

Worthwhile Reading in the Interweb Tubes

What Are We Doing? (“Particularly frustrating to me is that despite all the effort (public and private) and […]

A tradition of institutional self-protection

One of the best things about reading history is the insight or perspective it can provide on today. I saw a perfect example over the weekend in The Nuns of Sant’Ambrogio: The True Story of a Convent in Scandal. Written by German ecclesiastical historian Hubert Wolf, the book looks at the Roman Catholic Church’s investigation […]

Book Review: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy

Plague. Even today, the word retains fearsome connotations. But according to Jill Leovy, there’s been a plague in America for several decades: the murder of black males, mostly by other black males. In Los Angeles County, for example, even though black men were just six percent of the population, they accounted for 40 percent of […]

Weekend Edition: 2-21

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

My Time of Not Dying (“I don’t think it is possible to measure the return on not dying. And yet I feel obliged to try.”)

Blog Headline of the Week

We Sent 10 People To See ‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ On Opening Night. We Are Sorry.

Bookish Linkage

Somebody […]

Weekend Edition: 2-14

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? (“‘We’re all in high school. We’ve never left high school… People still have a need to fit in, and that need to fit in is so strong that local values and local opinions are always trumping science.’”)

The House That Jon […]