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Jan 16, 2012 5:25 am


Things Noted Here & There



Bethany Nowviskie, "It Starts on Day One," ProfHacker, 12 January, prompts contrasting responses from two Cliopatria alum: Tim Burke, "I endorse these messages," Easily Distracted, 13 January; and Caleb McDaniel, "Methods in U.S. Cultural History," Offprints, 13 January.

John Ray, "A tomb of one's own," TLS, 11 January, reviews the expansion of Oxford's Asmolean Museum's collections of Ancient Egyptian and Nubian artifacts.

Louise Foxcroft, "Eating it up: diet fads of the ages," CultureLab, 5 January, surveys dieting practices since the ancient Greeks. Foxcroft is the author of Calories & Corsets: A history of dieting over 2,000 years.

Edward Peters reviews Cullen Murphy's God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World for the Washington Post, 13 January.

Majorie Kehe for the CS Monitor, 6 January, and Jonathan Yardley for the Washington Post, 13 January review Elizabeth Dowling Taylor's A Slave in the White House.

Laura Shapiro, "What It Means to Be Middle Aged," NYT, 13 January, and Kay Hymowitz, "Old Enough to Know Better," WSJ, 14 January, review Patricia Cohen's In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age.

Brooke Allen reviews Rosamund Bartlett's Tolstroy: A Russian Life for the Barnes and Noble Review, 11 January. Alexander Star, "What Friedrich Nietzsche Did to America," NYT, 13 January, reviews Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen's American Nietzsche: A History of an Icon and His Ideas.

Ian Thompson reviews Roberto Olla's Il Duce and His Women: Mussolini's Rise to Power for the Guardian, 13 January.

Chris Bray, "Boston College saga shows how the state has failed," Irish Times, 10 January, continues Bray's devastating critique of the state's and Boston College's misconduct.


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