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Sunday, September 25 2011

Eat Your Words, Really: 'Words to Eat By'

Captivated by both linguistics and the history of food? You are just the nerd Ina Lipkowitz is writing for.

Tuesday, July 19 2011

An Astute Observer's Memoir: 'One Day I Will Write About This Place'

You'll care about this book because it is not just a story of becoming what you are, but what you are meant to be.

Monday, May 23 2011

'The Taliban Shuffle': A Dose of War-Time Reality with a Hefty Helping of the Ridiculous

From what she saw in Afghanistan in 2005, Chicago Tribune bureau chief Kim Barker wrote that "prostitutes seem more in danger of taking over Kabul than the Taliban".

Thursday, March 24 2011

Half Survivorman, Half Clark Gable in 'Crossing the Heart of Africa'

Author Julian Smith tells the tale of Ewart Grogan who, in 1898, set off to cross Africa -- a gripping adventure story, with a fairy tale ending, to boot. But Smith wanders into a malarial swamp when he tries to interweave his own love-travel story with Grogan’s.

Monday, March 14 2011

'Muslim Women in War and Crisis': A Call for Optimism and Caution

One day soon, doctoral students will be falling over each other to write about the role of women in the recent uprisings in the Middle East. Muslim Women gives us valuable insights from crises past.

Without the King [21.Aug.08]


Thursday, April 5 2012

Is That a Boy or a Girl? Jo B. Paoletti's 'Pink and Blue'

When did pink become the de facto girls’ color, anyway?

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