Notre Dame de Paris

Weekend Reading

This week: children's literature; Winston Churchill, fugitive; anti-Semitism and nuclear research; Howard Zinn; and more reactions to Lincoln. • Paris' cathedral of Notre Dame just kicked off a year-long 850th birthday celebration. • The discovery of a previously unknown story by Hans Christian Anderson — and what children read in earlier centuries. • Two excellent … Continue reading Weekend Reading

The Alamo

Weekend Reading

This week (actually, these past two weeks — we're catching up from taking last Saturday off): the real Santa Claus, the Alamo, WWI talk today, interactive maps, Churchill, more on Lincoln (vs. Lincoln), and things blowing up. • Santa Claus vs. St. Nicholas. • See the effects of the printing press by watching this visualization of … Continue reading Weekend Reading