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There's a concerning trend happening: one artsy haunt after another is closing

I’ve introduced many friends and family to The Artery on east Jasper Avenue, and it unfailingly has gotten the same reaction every time: “Is this the right place?” 503 more words

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Fact-Checking 101

The Journal of the American Revolution recently posted an article that explores an intriguing case of fact-checking with regard to Revolution-era scholarship.  The author, Professor Jeff Conner, discusses the story of Thomas Paine’s  471 more words

Uranus Minus Notes

The little boy I babysit for decided he is going to write a report on each of the planets. Thursday night, he decided to write about Uranus (Why he chose Uranus? 117 more words


Footnotes in the XXI century

Here’s The Foreign Wars by Appian, generously converted, annotated, and hosted by people who love history, books, and education. 194 more words


Why I Hate Citations

There was a time when citations were almost nonexistent even in academic work.  Today the word academic is not applied to anything that’s not full of citations.   921 more words


Mixology misogyny: The surprising sexism of cocktail culture

It was a dream assignment: Go to Prague, explore the craft cocktail scene, drink and write about it.

It led my wife and me to the world renowned Hemingway Bar, where barkeeps, much like the virile author himself, sported big beards, twisted moustaches and suspenders. 484 more words


Moed Katan 25a: The Strange Funeral of Rav Huna, Part 2

Before Rav Huna’s body arrived in the Land of Israel, stories preceded him. First came the accounts of his death: a whole array of them, some stripped down to their barest bones, some leavened and swollen up with tantalizing details. 1,257 more words