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The Family of Man: The Sopranos
For the many people who have found New Jersey through the Soprano family or families, here is a roundup of critical views. The final show for the season
Alone Again, naturallyLots of single folks out there, living alone, being alone. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A37160-2001May16.html
Lots of money spent to improve a terrible school system in Kansas. But it did not work. Takes more than money.
Marco Polo, early and welcome visitor to China and the Silk Trail, remains best known for his book about his life and travels.
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All these years later and I still hear a buzz in my ears that is the Oldsmobile advertising ditty. Now, another classic fading away. Farewell to the classy OLDSMOBILE.
Iraq looted art from Kuwait. Kuwait got it back. Now it is on loan to British museum.
Book review about Selkirk's adventures that would lead to Robinson Crusoe (Defoe) and finally Tom Hanks.
Jerry Garcia: RIPIn memory of Jerry Garcia. Note: my son made me do this.http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mleone/gdead/deadicated.html
Art from AuschwitzEven in the death camps, the human need to create art stayed alive. An exhibition of art created at Auschwitz. http://lastexpression.northwestern.edu/
Remember Pearl HarborHistory is in the details. The National Geographic Society offers maps, photos, timelines, eyewitness accounts. Also a spot to post memories and ask questions. Go to: WWW.national-Geographic.com/pearlharbor
Children and Puberty
What causes the children of immigrants to reach puberty earlier than native- born children?
DylanDon't look Back: two books on Bob Dylan and getting out of the Village. http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2001/05/14/dylan/index.html
He said; She saidGender differences in E-mail writing.http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/17/technology/17TALK.html
Book reviews and reviewersA nice discussion of the many book reviewers for any given new book, by James Atlas, via Arts and Letters. I was drawn to this because of references to my all-time favorite American man of Letters, Edmund Wilson. Atlas just published a bio of Saul Bellow. This piece appeared in NYRB, then in Brills, and then was picked up by A&L. T.S. Eliot remarked that taking the work of one person was plagerism. Using the work of a number of people was scholarship. And lifting from many people was Creative. http://www.brillscontent.com/2001june/depts/books_atlas.shtml
Columbus Day Sales/Sails14 hundred and ninty two might not, alas, be really true...We may have to learn a new jingle to remember the date because the date might be off by a number of years, according to evidence now gathered. This post via Reutellog--and I owe them big time for all their help. Thanks again Rene. http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20010514/columbus.html
The Great books debate: the argument continuesWhose Great Books ? And what makes a great book great? http://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/08/education/08ED-EAKI.html?pagewanted=print
To serve and protect: our water problem
What must be done to save and protect this all-important but shrinking resource. http://www.sciam.com/2001/0201issue/0201intro.html