Friday, August 31, 2018

Reading Rat - August 2018

Articles, essays, reviews

Hemingway Story From 1956 Published for First Time, by Hillel Italie, Associated Press

What is 5G, when is it coming and why do we need it?, by Max Langridge and Dan Grabham

The Hedonism of Reading Good Books: It's a pleasure that infuses life with richness and it's available for the price of a library card, by E.J. Hutchinson

Literary umami, by Eri Hotta, review of Sōseki: Modern Japan’s greatest novelist, by John Nathan

10 Travel Writers, 10 Favorite Hotels

Legislative Council Study Committee on the Investment and Use of the School Trust Funds, WisconsinEye audio/video

Breaking News, cartoon by Ella Baron

Modern family by Stephen Marche, "on the return of the incest aesthetic in culture"

An Evolutionary Theory for the Variability Hypothesis, by Theodore P. Hill (via Steven Hayward at PowerLine)

Bibliomania! College students go head-to-head in a competition for the best undergraduate book collection, by Susie Allen

Technical Appendix, Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty

The World Inequality Database (via Capital in the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas Piketty)

The Great Divergence, by Timothy Noah

Book discussions

Great Books Roundtable Discussions, Special Collections Department, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries: September 26, Desiderius Erasmus, "A Pilgrimage for the Sake of Religion" (1525)

Book sales

Franklin - Wisconsin - search U.S. and Canada - at Book Sale Finder, note sale at Franklin Public Library August 23-26, 2018

Publishers

New and Forthcoming at Paul Dry Books

Author appearances, lectures, conferences

Upcoming events at Barnes and Noble, Greenfield

Upcoming events at Boswell Books, Milwaukee

Author appearances at Milwaukee Public Library locations

Open Future Festival: Remake the case for freedom, rights and progress, The Economist, September 15, 2018, New York

Front Porch Republic Annual Conference, "1968 Fifty Years Later: A Re-Evaluation", September 22, 2018, at Spring Arbor University, Spring Arbor, Michigan.

Catholic Answers Conference, "Faith and Science", September 27-30, 2018, San Diego, California.

Pope Francis Symposium, "Discovering Pope Francis: Theological, Philosophical, Cultural and Spiritual Perspectives", October 8-11, 2018, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology, Franklin, Wisconsin.

Economics and the Human Person, First Things Intellectual Retreat, Philadelphia, October 12-13, 2018

Wisconsin Library Association Conference, October 23-26, 2018 at the Radisson La Crosse and La Crosse Convention Center, 200 Harborview Plaza, La Crosse, WI 54601.

Thomas More’s Epigrams and Humanist Letters, 500 Years Later: A Reassessment, November 2-3, 2018, The Center for Thomas More Studies, University of Dallas

Society for U.S. Intellectual History Conference, "Intellectual Sensibilities", November 8-11, 2018, Warwick Allerton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.

AHA Annual Meeting, "Loyalties", American Historical Association, January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

MLA Annual Convention, "Textual Transactions", Modern Language Association, January 3-6, 2019, Chicago

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