Saturday Aug 24th, 2013

The ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum

The historic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 may have buried Pompeii and Herculaneum under a thick carpet of volcanic ash, but it preserved what is surely our most valuable archaeological record of daily life in Ancient Rome to date. read more »

Saturday Apr 19th, 2014

Reinventing rites of passage in contemporary America

In the second of a three-part series for Easter, author David Yamane explains the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults process
Friday Apr 18th, 2014

Top five hip hop references in poetry

David Caplan on “The Inheritors of Hip Hop”
Friday Apr 18th, 2014

Initiation into America’s original megachurch

The first of a three-part series for Easter, author David Yamane explains the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
Friday Apr 18th, 2014

Very short talks

Our Very Short Introductions authors get everywhere…
Wednesday
Apr 16th, 2014

Money matters

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Monday
Apr 14th, 2014

Passover in Jewish Eastern Europe

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Monday
Apr 14th, 2014

A bookish slideshow

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Monday
Apr 14th, 2014

Shakespeare’s 450th birthday quiz

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Saturday
Apr 12th, 2014

Does torture really (still) matter?

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Friday
Apr 11th, 2014

Writing as technology

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Thursday
Apr 10th, 2014

Disposable captives

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Tuesday
Apr 8th, 2014

Roberto Bolaño and the New York School of poetry

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Tuesday
Apr 8th, 2014

Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare!

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Saturday
Apr 5th, 2014

The American Noah: neolithic superhero

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