Michael Kazin,"The Gospel of Love," NYT, 16 July, reviews Debby Applegate, The Most Famous Man in America: The Biography of Henry Ward Beecher.
Douglas Jones,"Who's Afraid of Flannery O'Connor," Credenda, XVIII, 2, argues that O'Connor's dark Christian vision was more appealing to her secular critics than her fellow believers. Whatever. She's still the 20th century South's finest writer.* Thanks to Kathie Shaidle at Relapsed Catholic and Nick Milne at A Gentle Fuss for the tip.
*Yes, I know you may think otherwise.
Marcella Bombardieri and Gareth Cook,"MIT Star Accused by 11 Colleagues," Boston Globe, 15 July, explores accusations by 11 female MIT faculty members that a powerful male colleague blocked the institution's efforts to hire a promising female scientist.