Friday, July 31, 2020

Reading Rat - July 2020

Articles, Essays, Reviews

Imperfect but perfectly human, review of Martin Buber: A life of faith and dissent, by Paul Mendes-Floh, The Times Literary Supplement

The Legend of the Lake Michigan Triangle, by Archer Parquette, Milwaukee Magazine

Are Protests Dangerous? What Experts Say May Depend on Who’s Protesting What, by Michael Powell, The New York Times

State task force to focus on expanding broadband internet access, by JT Cestkowski, WKOW Madison

How to Design a Post-Pandemic City, by Alex Wittenberg, Bloomberg CityLab (via Scottt Olster at LinkedIn

How 'White Fragility' Talks Down to Black People, by John McWhorter, review of White Fragility, by Robin DiAngelo, The Atlantic

Stan Lee’s American pantheon, by Sam Leith, review of Stan Lee: A Life in Comics, by Liel Leibovitz, Prospect Magazine

Wilder than the wind: Re-reading Virginia Woolf’s Orlando, by Lauren Elkin, Times Literary Supplement

Stanley Fish and the Argument Against Free Speech, by Blake Smith, Tablet

I Tried It: Learning Guitar While Stuck at Home, by Archer Parquette, Milwaukee Magazine

The Characteristics of White Supremacy Culture, From Dismantling Racism: A Workbook for Social Change Groups, by Kenneth Jones and Tema Okun, ChangeWork, 2001, at Showing Up for Racial Justice (via Mickey Kaus)

Have $2 Million? You Could Buy Tony Zielinski’s House in Bay View, by Kristine Hansen, Milwaukee Magazine

The Constitution and the Antagonist World, by Russell Kirk, from Rights and Duties: Reflections on our Conservative Constitution (Spence Publishing Company, 1997), at The Russell Kirk Center

Top-10 things to understand about making political contributions, by Jason Kohout and Erika Alba, Wisconsin Law Journal

Tree Houses on Lost Ridge is, or was, the name of a vacation home development outside Galena, Illinois, which included several Braniger-built Bartoli-Brady designed "tree houses, there called Bartoli Ridgetoppers. We called the one we rented a few times "The Old Jetson Place" because of the design. It and several other examples are at 2 Lost Ridge Lane, a fixer-upper, 4 Lost Ridge Lane, and 6 Lost Ridge Lane, 7 Lost Ridge Lane #204, and 8 Lost Ridge Lane. The Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa are a related design.

Events

Great Conversation Reading Group, Current Reading from the Ten Years Reading Plan in Great Books of the Western World:
- August 2020: Principles of Psychology, Ch. VIII-X, by William James
- September 2020: Tristam Shandy, by Laurence Sterne

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;

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