Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A  few things online that caught my attention this week:

Claudia Wallis reviews Dana Goldstein, The Teacher Wars:A History of America's Most Embattled Profession

Writing in the "in-between" spaces

Humanities vs. STEM

The history of rock stars

Daniel McCarthy reviews David Bromwich's The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence

Who invented the ice bucket challenge?

God in the hands of an angry people

Country musicians talk about Springsteen

The burning of Washington D.C.--August 1814

A $150 million biblical theme park

The Smithsonian wants you to help transcribe its collections

David Swartz gives some advice to college freshmen about mystery and the liberal arts

More on the disconnect between evangelicals and the GOP

Treasures in little historical society museums

The "Eagle Map of the United States"

L.D. Burnett on fundamentalists and bus ministry