Thursday, October 31, 2019

Reading Rat - October 2019

Articles, Essays, Reviews

Pre-change: On the Burger Trail: The cheeseburger at Kopp's, by Lori Fredrich, On Milwaukee. "changing out the bun would remove a central element of what makes the Kopp's burger work."
Post-change: Notice something different about Kopp's burgers? Well, you should have, by Molly Snyder, On Milwaukee. "So when I say 'nice buns, Kopp's,' I really mean that. And not in a creepy way."

The Chefs Reinventing the Midwestern Supper Club: Once a mainstay of midcentury dining, the convivial establishments have reappeared, even as the meaning of “all-American” has become more complicated, by Ligaya Mishan, The New York Times (via Jay Gold)

World Night Market, video, Internet Archive

Wealth tax doomed Emil Seidel: Milwaukee’s first socialist mayor blamed his 1912 re-election loss on his call to tax the assets of the rich, by Mark Lisheron, at Diggings, Fall 2019

Lost, What Did We Learn essay, by Robert Campbell and Peter Vanderwarker, ArchitectureBoston

Leninthink, by Gary Saul Morson, at The New Criterion, October 2019

‘Possessed by Memory’ and ‘The American Canon’ Review: A Cat That Walks by Himself: Harold Bloom likes to portray himself as a weary critical Prometheus, assailed by flocks of eagles, by Michael Dirda, The Wall Street Journal

Slave Lives: Wisdom from Phil Salin, Reported by John Walker, Fourmilab Home Page


Great Conversation Reading Group, Current Reading from the Ten Years Reading Plan in Great Books of the Western World: November, Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy; December, Benedict de Spinoza, Ethics, Part III

Great Books 2018-2019 Readings for the Great Books Roundtable Discussions at Special Collections on the Fourth Floor of the Golda Meir Library, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: November 27th (this date subject to change), Marcel Proust, "Within A Budding Grove", Part 3, volume 2, In Search of Lost Time or Remembrance of Things Past

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