Things Noted Here and There
Somehow, Scott McLemee's"Bookshelf and Self," IHE, 27 February, and Freshome's"30 of the Most Creative Bookshelves Designs," 25 February, seemed destined for each other, except that a bookshelf really ought not call so much attention to itshelf. Hat tip.
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan,"Big Fruit," NYT, 2 March, reviews Peter Chapman's Bananas: How the United Fruit Company Shaped the World.
David Michaelis,"‘He Drew Great Mud'," NYT, 2 March, reviews Todd DePastino's Bill Mauldin: A Life Up Front.