A few things online that caught my attention this week:
Historians and their problems
Andrew Sullivan with some insightful thoughts about a debate over gay marriage.
Acknowledgement pages and a very funny book dedication
It is not easy being a slave interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg
These guys have revived American intellectual history
Jonathan Den Hartog finds his way to the Jersey shore (or at least gets close) and meets the Orthodox Jews of Lakewood
New York Times Book Review interview with Marilynne Robinson
Writing on a plane. (Nice idea, but it is nearly impossible if you are 6' 8" tall).
Post offices for sale
Joel Osteen and Arthur Schopenhauser: optimist vs. pessimist
Amy Bass on teaching with sports and teaching W.E.B. DuBois
Suzanne Fischer is against nostalgia
The shortlist of papal candidates.
Writing for exposure without being paid
Joyce Goodfriend reviews Evan Haefeli, New Netherland and the Dutch Origins of American Religious Liberty
Photos that capture 1970s America
Pentecostal scholars and the intellectual marketplace