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.
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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