Wednesday Jun 18th, 2014

A globalized history of “baron,” part 2

I will begin with a short summary of the previous post. In English texts, the noun baron surfaced in 1200, which means that it became current not much earlier than the end of the twelfth century. It has been traced to Semitic (a fanciful derivation), Celtic, Latin (a variety of proposals), and Germanic. The Old English words beorn “man; fighter, warrior” and bearn “child… read more »

Thursday Jul 24th, 2014

The Great War letters of an Oxford family

Extracts about life on the home front, western front and British India during the First World War
Wednesday Jul 23rd, 2014

Which witch?

An essay on loss, perversity, and onomatopoeia
Wednesday Jul 23rd, 2014

Roll over, Rimbaud: P. F. Kluge, Walt Whitman, and Eddie and the Cruisers

Kirk Curnutt on Eddie and the Cruisers, thirty years later.
Tuesday Jul 22nd, 2014

The exaltation of Christ

A Christian view of the destiny of humanity
Tuesday
Jul 22nd, 2014

Mindful Sex

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Tuesday
Jul 22nd, 2014

Debussy and the Great War

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Monday
Jul 21st, 2014

10 questions for Jenny Davidson

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Monday
Jul 21st, 2014

Bioscience, flies, and the future of teleportation

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Sunday
Jul 20th, 2014

What is consciousness?

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Saturday
Jul 19th, 2014

Contested sites on India’s Deccan Plateau

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Friday
Jul 18th, 2014

In remembrance of Elaine Stritch

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Friday
Jul 18th, 2014

Radical faith answers radical doubt

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Friday
Jul 18th, 2014

Living in the shadows of health

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Thursday
Jul 17th, 2014

On the anniversary of air conditioning

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