Things Noted Here and There
Susan Emerling,"A Kingdom in the Mountains Shares Its Secrets," NYT, 24 February, reviews"The Dragon's Gift: The Sacred Arts of Bhutan," an exhibit that opens tomorrow at Hawaii's Honolulu Academy of Arts.
Salley Vickers,"Disturbed lives," Guardian, 23 February, reviews Lisa Appignanesi's Mad, Bad and Sad: A History of Women and the Mind Doctors from 1800 to the Present.
Jason Burke,"Those who live by the bomb," Guardian, 24 February, reviews Michael Burleigh's Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of Terrorism.
Congratulations to Josh Marshall, whose Talking Points Memo is one of the most widely read history blogs. He's won a George Polk Award for legal reporting for TPM's coverage of the Bush administration's firing of eight United States attorneys and forced the Justice Department to put him back on its mailing list for credentialed reporters after it removed him last year. All this and more in Noam Cohen's"Blogger, Sans Pajamas, Rakes Muck and a Prize," NYT, 25 February.
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