The titles of every British book published in English in and around the 19th...– Victorian Literature, Statistically Analyzed With New Process
But the certainty with which she declaims (on gender, on connoisseurship, on...– Ginia Bellafante describing Fran Lebowitz; from Bellafante’s New York Times review of HBO’s ‘Public Speaking’.
The ever-present Vanishing Indian.
“[T]hose of us who identify as critical, progressive or liberal minded want to think these things will just go away, but cannot ignore all the signs say otherwise; in fact, racism and cultural appropriation seems to be selling more than ever as of late. just look at the fact that white models are still the standard on runways and in magazines, and that outdated, undeniably racist things like...
I begin with this anecdote… to highlight the ways in which online...– Common-place: Common School: a piece in support of academic blogging, by Kevin M. Levin.
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I love reverse dictionaries, and the internet offers the opportunity to improve the form. “OneLook has created a free tool that lets you type a phrase like ‘being tried twice for the same crime’ or a category like ‘large birds’ to receive a helpful list of suggestions.”
Joanna Bourke, professor of history at Birkbeck, University of London, detests...– Lovely, if cautious, article in the Times Higher Education: “History in the Faking,” by Matthew Reisz, explores the possibility of intersection between historical fiction and academic history.
For anfractuous tuquoqueism and immanentization of the eschaton without the...– “A reviewer of a book by William F. Buckley, Jr., a collection of his newspaper columns, found himself marking many words he didn’t understand or wasn’t sure of. He wove some Buckleyisms into this sentence and led his review with it,” above. Found at the inimitable...
Because of things I have done on behalf of justice to the workingman, I have...– Theodore Roosevelt, from his Autobiography. Source: History News Network