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TGIF: Have an audiovisual weekend
Clint Eastwood made our day by talking about Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney’s during Kamikaze Diaries: Reflections of Japanese Student Soldiers an interview on Fresh Air about his latest film, Letters from Iwo Jima. (Discussion of the theme of the book starts about eight minutes in.) Thanks, Clint. Robert Appelbaum was
interviewed on the BBC Radio program Thinking Allowed. Host Laurie Taylor played clips from a production of Shakespeare’s Twelth Night to introduce Appelbaum’s . Appelbaum decoded the Shakespearean food references to kick off the discussion of literature, food, aphrodisiacs, history, Aguecheek’s Beef, Belch’s Hiccup, and Other Gastronomic Interjections: Literature, Culture, and Food Among the Early Moderns cookbooks, and culture. Howard Rheingold
pointed to a video stream of the Stanford Library symposium celebrating the legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog. Fred Turner and his book played a central role in the symposium. From Counterculture to Cyberculture: Stewart Brand, the Whole Earth Network, and the Rise of Digital Utopianism Geneviève Zubrzycki appeared on the PBS to comment on the resignation of Warsaw archbishop Stansilaw Wielgus after the revelation of his collaboration with the secret police during the Communist era in Poland. Zubrzycki is the author of NewsHour .
The Crosses of Auschwitz: Nationalism and Religion in Post-Communist Poland
Tim Stewart is a bibliophile’s bibliophile. He collects a number of notable authors, but he rifles the stacks of Dallas-Fort Worth used bookstores to add to his “pride and joy,” his collection of first editions of . Tim, we are truly flattered. The Chicago Manual of Style