Friday, December 31, 2010

Around the Web

New Year's Eve Edition
for December 18 through December 31.

1) King Henri IV's mummified head identified 400 years after assassination. 

2) Why doing a PhD is a waste of time.

3) Cities from Scratch: A new path for development.

4) Weimar Istanbul: Dread and exhilaration in a city on the verge of political catastrophe.

5) The Vandals in Retreat: Britain rediscovers its architectural heritage.

6) The Lies of Science Writing.

7) How Government Failure Caused the Great Recession.

8) The lounge suit, battledress of the world’s businessmen, is 150 years old—possibly.

9) Culture Shock: How joy buzzers, trick chairs, and other prank devices helped manufacture the post-industrial American male.

10) There Is No ‘Right to Be a Scholar"

11) Steve Martin on art and his new book, An Object of Beauty.

12) A World in Crisis: What the thirties tell us about today.

13) Managing the Federal Debt.

14) Don't Look for the Soul in the Language of DNA.

15) Philharmonic Trumpets Faith and Power: Aaron Jay Kernis' "A Voice, a Messenger."

16) Hugo Wolf: A Lifetime Dedicated to Dear Lieder (1860-1903.)

18) 2010 in Photos.

19) 2010 in Books.

20) The Five Worst Op-Eds of 2010?

21) The Ear chooses James Smith for 2010 Musician of the Year.

22) Classical Music Best of 2010: Amazon | ArchivMusic | Classical Review

Book Reviews

23) All Things Shining by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly

24) Bad Laws: An Explosive Analysis of Britain’s Petty Rules, Health and Safety Lunacies and Madcap Laws, by Philip Johnston

25) Fame by Tom Payne

27) Galileo: Watcher of the Skies by David Wooton and Galileo by J. L. Heilbron

28) When Money Dies: The Nightmare of Deficit Spending, Devaluation and Hyperinflation in Weimar Germany by Adam Fergusson 

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