What We’re Reading: Disaster, Calamity, Ecstasy


From the cover of The Violins of Saint-Jacques. I bet you didn’t know that Patrick Leigh Fermor, recognized as Britain’s greatest travel writer during his lifetime, penned a novel, or that it was adapted into a three-act opera in 1966. No new productions are scheduled, but The Violins of Saint-Jacques was reissued last week, so […]

256. Pop Culture Between Couples: I Interview My Husband


I almost titled this episode, “Same Library, Different Tastes.” While having dinner the other night, I was talking to Adam, my excellent spouse, about a series he was reading, and I realized we hardly ever talk about what he’s reading. I’ll go on for hours about what I’m reading (and I have!) but unless I’m […]

Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase


This RITA® Reader Challenge 2017 review was written by Middleclassmanhattan. This story was nominated for the RITA® in the Long Historical category. The summary: Biweekly marriage proposals from men who can’t see beyond her (admittedly breathtaking) looks are starting to get on Lady Clara Fairfax’s nerves. Desperate to be something more than ornamental, she escapes […]

A Test for Consciousness?


<p><span style="font-family: "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /> <span style="font-family: "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif;">Las series de moda nos ayudan a entender el mundo sanitario actual. Un entorno en el que todos callan, nadie admite nada pero todos (o casi) saben la verdad, o al menos una parte de la verdad. Este post está […]

A Test for Consciousness?


<p><span style="font-family: "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif;"><br /></span><br /> <span style="font-family: "arial" , "helvetica" , sans-serif;">Las series de moda nos ayudan a entender el mundo sanitario actual. Un entorno en el que todos callan, nadie admite nada pero todos (o casi) saben la verdad, o al menos una parte de la verdad. Este post está […]

MissingLettr Social Media Campaigns: 6 Months for the Price of 1


I’ve been using a new social media campaign tool called MissingLettr, and currently they are running a deal where new subscribers get six months for the price of one. There are three price tiers, and I’ll get to the particulars in a moment. NB: the links in this post are affiliate coded, which means if […]

Podcast 4, Your Transcript Awaits!


The transcript for Podcast 4. Claudia Dain, subversive women, and empowering heroines – February 10, 2009 has been posted! This podcast transcript was handcrafted with meticulous skill by Garlic Knitter. Many thanks. ❤Click here to subscribe to The Podcast → Thanks to our lovely Patreon supporters, we are so close to our goal to transcribe older episodes […]

Hacking the Vote: Who Helped Whom?


Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Concordia SummitCambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix speaking in New York City, September 19, 2016 In recent months, we have learned much about how successful the Trump campaign was in micro-targeting voters in crucial swing states. In the waning days of the 2016 campaign, especially, Trump’s data team knew exactly which voters […]

An Elusive Cold War Star


When the World Stopped to Listen: Van Cliburn’s Cold War Triumph and Its Aftermath by Stuart Isacoff Knopf, 290 pp., $27.95 Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story—How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War by Nigel Cliff Harper, 452 pp., $28.99 Anatoliy Garanin/Sputnik/AP ImagesVan Cliburn performing in the Great Hall of the Moscow […]

Great Moments in Literacy: The American Library Association


Look for a new cartoon by Sara each morning this week.Sara Lautman is a cartoonist who lives in Baltimore. Her sketchbooks are on Instagram and her most recent collection is Ghost Sex. < p class=”wpematico_credit”>Powered by WPeMatico from Books Trending News – Guaripete http://ift.tt/2vn4GVE via IFTTT

Odd Jobs


Niko Pirosmani, Threshing Floor, 1916, oil on cardboard. The French writer and philosopher Tony Duvert published the slim volume Les petits métiers in 1978. A satirical, caustic, and yet delightfully light collection of fables, the book comprises twenty-three narratives from an imaginary village where denizens perform the strangest—and dirtiest—traditions and professions. A new translation, by S. C. Delaney and Agnès […]