Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sunday Night Odds and Ends

Here are a few things online that caught my attention this week:

Alec Baldwin interviews David Letterman

Robert Darnton rides off into the sunset

Jeremy Adelman reviews three new books on the history of capitalism

Remembering William Zinsser

New churches in public schools

Michael Kazin reviews Kevin Kruse, One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

What is Joseph Ellis reading?

Mark Bauerlein and Dana Gioia discuss the Catholic writer in America

Johan Neem on Mark Bauerlein's "What's the Point of the Professor"

An 1826 Freemason mystery

Lauren Winner reviews Lisa Wilson, A History of Stepfamilies in Early America

Robert Putman talks about Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis.  Nicholas Lemann reviews the book here.

The 40th anniversary "Born to Run" poster is here.

2015-2016 OAH Distinguished Lecturers

Wilfred McClay makes a case for the liberal arts

Chris Gehrz break down the Pew Religious Landscape Study

Balancing old books and new books in the classroom