Sunday, November 3, 2013

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:


"a sustained and quiet read"

Theology as a core liberal art, even if you don't believe in God

Are you using Google's Ngram?

Are kids losing interest in baseball? 

Spielberg's next Doris Kearns Goodwin movie

Will there be a new Springsteen album in January?

Writing for free.  And here.

A cautionary tale about Twitter in the classroom

James Oakes reviews Alan Taylor, The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832

Why Solomon Northup (12 Years a Slave) and not Frederick Douglass?

Tracy McKenzie's final thoughts on a trip to Gettysburg

Fundamentalist dress codes 

Tocqueville and individualism

Catholics and Evangelicals on technology

How the Christian Right won 

Dunmore's Proclamation

Jackson Lears on the Kennedy family