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Sunday, 19 November


Ancient Egyptian sculptors model (limestone) for a bust of a... The Lion of Chaeronea

Ancient Egyptian sculptors model (limestone) for a bust of a royal male wearing the nemes-headdress with the uraeus (royal serpent).  Artist unknown; ca. 200-150 BCE (Ptolemaic period).  Now in the Walters Art Museum, Baltimore.  Photo credit: Walters Art Museum.


Not Here michaelwrites

remembering yesterday
and the decades that led up
or narrowed down to it
anticipating breakfast a
shower and the rest of the day
my life coming into existence
in this moment in between
I am not here do not exist
sucked empty by demon time
timing the nonexistent now
gone before you heard it
telling yourself here I am


Mount Rainier, Bay of Tacoma (Commencement Bay), Sanford... The Lion of Chaeronea

Mount Rainier, Bay of Tacoma (Commencement Bay), Sanford Robinson Gifford, 1875


365 Challenge: Day 251 Bounce This Is My Truth Now

Bounce: (of an object, especially a ball) move quickly up, back, or away from a surface after hitting it; rebound (once or repeatedly)


Every once in a while, when I wake up, I have little to no energy or clever ideas for the 365 Daily Challenge. Today is one of those days where I know it would be better to just put out a brief message rather than spend an hour coming up with a really strong one. Just bounce with it for me, will ya? Lately, my mind feels like all it does it bounce from one activity to the next, which is a good thing in many ways. The days go by quickly and I see a lot accomplished during that time. We all feel like that on occasion, so Im glad to be in great company with all of you.

I talked about potential words with two friends today (Roda & Noriko), who both helped provide some ideas and/or conversation that generated a few good options. In the end, most of them required more thought before I could truly post anything valuable. Instead, I looked up images of things bouncing all around to amuse myself and thats when I decided todays word would be bounce. We all need those moments of downtime, dont we? When we do something silly like play with a bouncing ball or jump up and down just for the fun of it. I think Ive figured out what I need to do at the gym later on that said, todays only potentially interesting piece of advice/humor/inspiration is that so...


Adventure New Online Books

Adventure (partial serial archives)

The Evergreen (Geddes) New Online Books

The Evergreen: A Northern Seasonal (4 volumes; 1895-1897), ed. by Patrick Geddes and William Sharp (multiple formats at

The Life of Sir Thomas Bodley, Written by Himself (Bodley) New Online Books

The Life of Sir Thomas Bodley, Written by Himself ([Edinburgh: Privately reprinted for John Lane and his friends, 1894), by Thomas Bodley (multiple formats at

The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript (Pratt) New Online Books

The Dynamics of the Medieval Manuscript: Text Collections from a European Perspective (Gttingen: V&R Unipress, 2017), ed. by Karen Pratt, Bart Besamusca, Matthias Meyer, and Ad Putter (PDF with commentary at

Psychology of the Stock Market (Selden) New Online Books

Psychology of the Stock Market (New York: Ticker Pub. Co., c1912), by G. C. Selden (multiple formats at

Stories from Italian Writers; With a Literal Interlinear Translation, on the Plan Recommended by Mr. Locke (Panizzi) New Online Books

Stories from Italian Writers; With a Literal Interlinear Translation, on the Plan Recommended by Mr. Locke (second edition; London: Printed for J. Taylor, 1835), ed. by Anthony Panizzi (multiple formats at Google)

History of Anesthesia, With Emphasis on the Nurse Specialist (Thatcher) New Online Books

History of Anesthesia, With Emphasis on the Nurse Specialist (Philadelphia et al.: J. B. Lippincott Co, c1953), by Virginia S. Thatcher (page images at HathiTrust)

Family of Zeichert (Treul) New Online Books

Family of Zeichert: "1860's" Germany/Prussia, Brandenburg Province, Village of Pinnow, Port of Hamburg, Port of New York, U.S.A., Wisconsin/Milwaukee, Waupaca County, Caledonia Township, Your Town, U.S.A. (1989), by Ruth Zeichert Treul (page images at HathiTrust)

The Book of Weddings (Kingsland) New Online Books

The Book of Weddings: A Complete Manual of Good Form in All Matters Connected With the Marriage Ceremony (New York: Doubleday, Page and Co., 1907), by Mrs. Burton Kingsland (page images at HathiTrust)

Stories from Italian Writers; With a Literal Interlinear Translation, on Locke's Plan of Classical Instruction (Panizzi) New Online Books

Stories from Italian Writers; With a Literal Interlinear Translation, on Locke's Plan of Classical Instruction (first American edition from "last" London Edition, with additional translated and notes; Philadelphia: Carey and Lea, 1832), ed. by Anthony Panizzi and Filippo Mancinelli (page images at HathiTrust)

Iris Culture and Hybridizing for Everyone (Vallette) New Online Books

Iris Culture and Hybridizing for Everyone (Chicago: Adams Press, c1961), by Wilma L. Vallette (page images at HathiTrust)

Psychology of the Stock Market (Selden) New Online Books

Psychology of the Stock Market (third edition; New York: Magazine of Wall Street, 1921), by G. C. Selden (page images at HathiTrust)

Glossa New Online Books

Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics (2016-) (full serial archives)

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Saturday, 18 November


Watching Glass Shatter: Blog Tour Day 14 Alex @ coffeeloving bookholic with an EXCITING POLL This Is My Truth Now

Today is Day 14 on the WGS Blog Tour and Alex @ coffeeloving bookoholic is our host. Her post is amazing and hopefully everyone jumps over to check out more on her blog as there is always something great to read, especially Wednesdays, but the whole site is definitely worth it for book lovers. Click the link below now.

via blog tour: watching glass shatter by james j. cudney // review & exciting poll


My Problem michaelwrites

does reading the New Yorker solve my problem
what is my problem
do I even have a problem


Wet Night, Washington Square, John French Sloan, 1928 The Lion of Chaeronea

Wet Night, Washington Square, John French Sloan, 1928


Digital Media Struggles to Survive Technologys Chokehold Editor & Publisher

The economic strains of technology on the entire media landscape are intensifying. Weeks after Google and Facebook announced record earnings, some of the biggest players in the digital media industry are still struggling to hit revenue projections, make profit or grow.


Facing Programmatic Ad Challenges, ThinkProgress Pursues Membership Revenue Editor & Publisher

Add ThinkProgress to the list of publishers hunting for reader revenue. On Oct. 30, the left-leaning publisher launched a campaign to sign up 1,000 people for a new membership program by years end. The program aims to offset losses from programmatic advertising that the publisher says come from being classified as a site that focuses on controversial subjects.


Common Ground Sampsonia Way Magazine

Painting by the last Ottoman Caliph, Abdlmejid.

Art exhibition under attack

As part of the Istanbul Biennal, several paintings of the last Ottoman Caliph Abdlmejid
have been on display. He made the nude picture when he was 31 years old, before he became Caliph. The exhibition has been disturbed by a group of five people, who claimed it was disrespect to Caliphate and the Ottoman past as well as to Islam. The exhibition continues despite the threats.

A Common Ground Against Fascism

Mr Ihsan Eliak, a leading democratic theologian who is among the anticapitalist Muslims in Turkey, was attacked by Islamofascists at Kayseri Book Fair in late October. He held the ruling AK Party responsible for the attack. Mr Eliak took part in the democratic-environmentalist Gezi protests in 2013. Having read his constructive interpretation of the Quran, I admire his recent courageous comment that If this (ISIS and other violent and oppressive versions) is Islam, then I am atheist against it.

  1. Wor(l)ds in Danger, a column by Tarik Gnersel
  2. Life is words in action, literature is action in words.
  3. Humans are about to destroy their spaceship Earth. Some of them are aware of this and they try to change the course of events. Will they succeed? Will more humans be alarmed and do something?
  4. Literature is vital and translators are messengers of world peace.
  5. Though I shall focus on the literary scene in Turkey and its problems regarding freedom of expression, I shall not omit the other parts of our planet. Today local is global and vice versa.
  6. Poet, playwright, actor, and director Tark Gnersel worked at Istanbul City Theater as a dr...


Altered to Death (Faith Hunter Scrap This Volume 6) Any Good Book

Author:  Christina Freeburn
Genre:  Mystery

Hardcover; Trade Paperback; Digital Book
ISBN #:  9781635112825; 9781635112795
Henery Press Publishing
276 Pages
$31.93; $15.59; $4.99 Amazon
November 28, 2017

Faith Hunter, who is supposed to be planning her wedding, instead finds herself distracted by the town scrapbook she was commissioned to create.  Eden's oldest mystery, the founding family's exodus nearly a hundred years ago, remains unsolved.

A search through the family's abandoned mansion leads to the uncovering of bones on that very property.  And then ex-boyfriend Steve Davis announces a surprise heir has staked a claim.

How can Faith not be distracted?  Now she's determined to dig up the truth left behind.

Because scrappers are multi-taskers extraordinaire, Faith can't say no when family friend Wyatt Buford asks her to look into his deadbeat father's disappearing act and his connection to the murder.

Her quest for answers unearths secrets past and present that some would prefer stay buried at any cost.  Faith's resolve to present the facts and nothing but about Eden's history could lead to her own future being cut short.

Faith Hunter, co-owner of Scrap This scrapbooking store (along with her two grandmothers) is preparing for her wedding to homicide Detective Ted Roget.  She's also working on a town scrapbook, so has been busy.  When one of her employees, Sierra Brodart, asks Faith if she can stop by her mother-in-law's home and pick up a box that might be useful to the project, Faith reluctantly agrees.

But while there, Georgia Brodart tells Faith that her late husband Edward was murdered, because he knew that Georgia was related to the Evertons and had a diary for proof.  Faith at first believes she might just be having delusions, but when Georgia's son Hank shows up - Sierra's husband - and becomes angry that Faith is even there, she begins to wonder.

Meanwhile, the Buford brothers, Wayne and Wyatt, are renovating the Everton home for the town Historical Society.  But while Faith is there to pick up items that might be useful to her project, one of the...


A scene from Book 3 of the Iliad: As Menelaus (center) overcomes... The Lion of Chaeronea

A scene from Book 3 of the Iliad: As Menelaus (center) overcomes Paris in a one-on-one duel, Aphrodite swoops in to conceal Paris with her shield.  Odysseus (right, in conical cap) looks on.  Relief from the sarcophagus of a Roman woman named Aurelia Botania Demetria; 2nd cent. CE.  Now in the Antalya Archaeological Museum, Turkey.  Photo credit: Wolfgang Sauber.


Vox Medias Editorial Employees are Seeking to Unionize Editor & Publisher

Editorial and video employees at the Vox Media network of websites made their unionization efforts public on Friday.

Three sources familiar with the unionization efforts, all of whom asked to remain anonymous given the sensitivity of the discussions, told Business Insider that organizers at the Vox Media network which includes the sites The Verge, Vox, SBNation, Eater, Polygon, Racked, Curbed, and Recode told Business Insider that organizers alerted management and staff this morning about a union drive effort that has been ongoing in private for months.


In a Step Toward Automation, Full Fact Has Built a Beta Live Fact-Checking Platform Editor & Publisher

Fact-checkers wrote down their wildest dreams on post-it notes, sticking them to the glass wall of an airy 12th floor office at Wits University. And by the time Mevan Babakar was finished presenting, most of them seemed to have come true.


Q&A: APs New Race Reporter on How Her Beat is Everywhere Editor & Publisher

Some reporters have to find creative ways to write about race and culture in their beats, but for Errin Haines Whack its her job. As an urban affairs writer for the Associated Press, Whack covered issues like racist sports fans, hurricane recovery efforts, and immigrants working in the restaurant industry as part of the news organizations race and ethnicity team.


Vertical Video Ads are Slow to Take Off in the UK Editor & Publisher

Vertical video is often lauded as the future, but its stubbornly not so present in the U.K.

On the surface, theres a lot of action, as publishers like News UK, Hearst and the BBC not to mention big platforms like Facebook and Snapchat have added vertical video capabilities. But many publishers have not, and agencies have been slow to create vertical ad campaigns, according to both publishers and agencies.


Singapore News Startups Struggle to Cover Costs and Find Their Footing Editor & Publisher

It wasnt much of a surprise when the Singapore news startup The Middle Ground announced recently that they were shutting down. The site, which managed to pull in a mere $2,200 a month from patrons, couldnt sustain the overhead of a news business that was only founded in June of 2015.


The Wholesome Yet Filthy Comedy of Katya and Trixie The Paris Review

Katya Zamolodchikova and Trixie Mattel.

Because we havent figured out how to actually solve the various things happening in our country, for now were relying pretty heavily on humor. Contemporary political humor has many forms, but its the takedowns that get far and way the most attention. This has created an odd climate in which people assume that for comedy to have any political or cultural value it has to be mean. A lot of comedians fall back on the assumption that the shortest path to funny is through picking the lowest-hanging target. But Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova, a pair of much-beloved drag queens whose show premiered on November 15 on Viceland, have found a way of landing jokes without aiming at anything at all. Theyre able to show, consistently, that being wholesome is not mutually exclusive with being absolutely fucking filthy, and that a firm grasp of ones own brand doesnt mean acting like an asshole. Earlier this month, I sat down to talk with them.

KATYA: Yeah, I dont, Im not like a very good actor.

TRIXIE: Me neither, bitch! Im not good at anything! I can do, like, two voices. We do the white-girl voice

KATYA [white-girl voice]: Im like, so excited to be here, so grateful

Katya and Trixie met on season 7 of RuPauls Drag Race, where they both became fan favorites. They then went on to host an award-losing YouTube show, UNHhhh, and were later cast on RuPauls Drag Race All Stars 2 (Katya) and the upcoming All Stars 3 (Trixie). Their new cable show has the potential to introduce their brand of humor to an entirely new demographic of viewers and to upend the franchise of white men talking over each other on TV. Though bigger and shinier than their original web series,...


Contributor Picks: Doomed Bohemians and Death Masks The Paris Review

In place of our staff picks this week, weve asked six contributors from our Fall issue to write about what theyre reading, watching, listening to, and enjoying. 

Still from Personal Shopper.

In his films, Olivier Assayas often makes use of reflective surfaces: glass walls, windows, mirrors, screens, Hollywood stars. His distinctive recipe seems to be mixing them with dark, strange themes that enter his scripts obliquely. So if you start watching Personal Shopper expecting a satire on personal shoppers, you will be confused and disappointed. Better to expect a peculiar ghost story. Even better, prepare yourself by watching some of his back catalogue: Irma Vep, Late August Early September, The Clouds of Sils Maria. I couldnt decide if the final scene was a botched job or a masterpiece, but the choice of Anna Hausswolffs haunting Losing Track of Time on the soundtrack was certainly inspired. Also: one of the best portrayals of ghosts in cinema I have seen in a while. Isabella Hammad 

I have been telling everyone I know not to miss the wonderful new French documentary Faces Places, a collaboration by filmmaker Agns Varda and the photographer and street artist known as JR. (He drew international attention recently when he installed a gigantic portrait of a Mexican toddler who appears to be looking over the border fence between California and the Mexican city of Tecate.) Having agreed a couple of years ago to work on a project together, Varda and JR hit the road in JRs truck, which is equipped with a photo booth and a printer. They stop in several small French towns where they talk with various inhabitants, usually about the work that the locals do, and invite some to have their...


The Vision of Ezekiel, Francisco Collantes, 1630 The Lion of Chaeronea

The Vision of Ezekiel, Francisco Collantes, 1630


Narcissism and Pleasure: An Interview with Yvonne Rainer The Paris Review

Yvonne Rainer, still from Privilege, 1990, 16mm, 103 minutes. Yvonne Rainer. Courtesy of Video Data Bank,, School of Chicago.

The following is excerpted from Interviews on Art, a collection of more than sixty interviews by Robert Storr with contemporary artists. Yvonne Rainer is a dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker who has been recognized as one of the leading conceptual artists of the past fifty years. She emerged in the 1960s as a pioneer of the Judson Dance Theater movement, an avant-garde performance style that blended elements of dance and visual art, and later turned to experimental film. This previously unpublished conversation was conducted on April 9, 2009, at the College of Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, at Boston University. 


Let me begin by saying that it is a special pleasure to enter into this conversation. Yvonne and I have known each other over quite a long time. We first met in the early 1980sin effect, part of the protracted aftermath of the 1970swhich was a very different time from now. What weve gone through lately, and are about to go through with the onset of recession resembles the 1970s more so than the boom times of the 1980s and nineties: an art world where the terms of making art takes place against a very unsettled and uncertain background. Considering that we are about to speak in front of a predominantly student audience, I would like to begin by saying that Ive been struck by the way that for the past twenty years or so, people have talked a great deal about careers as if there was some kind of scripted narrative or a scripted scenario for how one begins in one place and ends up in another ideal place. But it seems to me that art has always been much more about working, than about careers and about the specific work that one chooses. Since then you have done many things. Perhaps our conversation might start with the fact of just this variety of paths forward: how you have chosen to work in this way and chosen to work in that way and how have patterns developed rather than how those were patterns foretold or planned. 


FCC Rolls Back Ownership Regulations For Big Media Companies Editor & Publisher

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 Thursday to relax broadcast ownership rules that will allow Sinclair Broadcast Group to purchase Tribune Media and expand Sinclairs reach to nearly three-fourths of all American households. The vote was not a surprise, but it was not without some drama.


Axios Raises $20 Million to Fund Newsroom Expansion Editor & Publisher

Less than a year after Politico co-founder Jim VandeHei launched the media startup Axios with plans to upend the way news organizations deliver stories and advertising, the company is plotting a major expansion of its newsroom.

To fund the expansion, Axios has raised $20 million, according to Axios co-founder and President Roy Schwartz.


The Guardian Raises More Reader Revenue Than Ad Dollars Editor & Publisher

Instead of using tote bags, tickets to live events, or other swag, The Guardians membership program has grown to 800,000 supporters a year and a half after doubling down on its membership initiative. The key? A shift from a commercially focused plea to an emotional, service-based request, the two women leading the effort said.


The Insomniacs Dream Diary: Part Five The Paris Review

Copyright Ellis Rosen

This week, well be running a series of dreams from the forthcoming Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time. For nearly three months in 1964, Nabokov recorded his dreams upon waking, as a way of testing J. W. Dunnes theory that dreams offered not only fragments of past impressions, but also a proleptic view of an event to come. In other words, that dreams were a sort of reverse dj vu, a way of subconsciously working through not only the past but the future. 

In this fifth installment, Nabokov wakes from an erotic dream to bloody sheets.

Dec. 13, 1964 8.30 am                                                                                                            50.

Skipped four nights

(Did not take down the banal dreams I had lately).

Intensely erotic dream. Blood on sheet.

End of dream: my sister O.,[1] strangely young and languorous. Then V. tells me I must not forget to go to the oculist. I find his street but cannot remember the house number. Am agonizingly searching in the telephone book but do not recall his name and, moreover, do not know how to dial the vague number I have in mindsomething ending in 492. Then stand near a window, sighing, half-seeing view, brooding over the possible consequence of incest. 

This reminds the Nabokov readerbut not Nabokovof a critical episode at the end of his 1941 novel, The Real Life of Sebastian Knight, with its nightmarishly urgent steeple-chase in pursuit of the narrators half-brother: I went to the telephone. < . . . > I thumbed the soft greasy book, looking for Dr Starovs number < . . . > ah, there it was: Jasmin 6193. < . . . > I performed some dreadful manipulations and forgot the number in the middle, and struggled again with the book, and re-dialed, and listened for a while to an ominous buzzing. < . . . > My nerves were on edge (LOA, 153).


[1]. Olga Petkevich (19031978), ne Nabokov.

[2]. Abano Terme, near Padua.


Excerpted from Insomniac Dreams: Experiments with Time by Vladimir Nabokov. Compiled, edited, and with commentary by Genna...


Narco-a-Lago: Donald Trump Made Millions from Panama Development Used to Launder Drug Money The Sparrow Project

President Donald Trump has made millions from selling his name to a Panama development used to launder money from Latin American drug cartels, a Global Witness investigation reveals today.

After licensing his name to the Trump Ocean Club in 2006, Trump appears to have turned a blind eye to the source of the buyers funds and the background of some of the individual brokers (1). The investigation, Narco-a-Lago: Money Laundering at the Trump Ocean Club, Panama provides powerful evidence that profits from Colombian cartels narcotics trafficking were laundered through the Trump Ocean Club. Trump was one of the beneficiaries, since he received a cut of all sales. Trumps Presidential disclosures show he was still making money from a management contract for the Trump Ocean Club when he took office in 2017.

This must be investigated. Donald Trump has made millions from a project used by Latin American drug cartels to launder money. The warning signs were there for a responsible businessperson, but it seems Trump didnt want to know, said Eryn Schornick, Senior Policy Advisor at Global Witness.

The Trump Ocean Club in Panama was one of Trumps most lucrative licensing deals: initial projections indicate that he was set to make $75.4 million by 2010. Sources close to the development described it as Ivankas baby, and confirmed that Trumps daughter was in overall charge of the licensing venture for the Trump Organization.


Friday, 17 November


Watching Glass Shatter: Blog Tour Day 13 Everyone Else Has the Best Titles This Is My Truth Now

Linda is todays 13th stop on the Watching Glass Shatter blog tour. Shes taken a different route to help promoting the book by asking hilarious questions (some submitted by her amazing followers). I might have revealed more than I should have!

Thank you to her for being such a great friend and part of this launch team. Shes awesome and if you havent seen her blog before, you will find something funny every day go check out todays post and then scroll back over the last few weeks. You may not escape without a serious chuckle!

via Q&A With James Cudney, Author Of Watching Glass Shatter


365 Challenge: Day 250 Relentless (Author Alert: Didi Oviatt) This Is My Truth Now

Relentless: (a) a force to be reckoned with or (b) 365 Daily Challenge word for todays author alert Didi Oviatt


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Shoptalk: Major Brands Blacklisting Media is Detrimental to Publishers Editor & Publisher


Blacklisting all news sites is detrimental to the duties of the local press: to serve the public without fear or favor. Local news is a business, yes. It also is a mission, and a public good. Informing and engaging the citizens of the United States was so hallowed by our founding fathers that the rights extended to it came first, before all other protections. By blacklisting certain media sites, media buyers are essentially stifling those news sites freedom of speech.

Yet this is precisely the notion raised in a recent Digiday article, Brands are now blacklisting mainstream news sites, including Fox News. Whether widespread or not, lumping all news into the same bucket as, say, the hundreds of fake-news sites being run out of wired shipping containers by either hostile countries or organized crime concernsor, if youre old-school, supermarket tabloidsis loathsome. Local media sites serve their communities. We live next door to our viewers and subscribers. We go to ballgames and churches and ale houses with our audience. We live here.

Advertisers who blacklist local media sites not only harm local media outlets ability to conduct business, they also harm their ability to get positive brand exposure among millions of consumers in Middle America. Studies show that consumers trust their local news more so than they do national news sources or the general internet population as a whole. A 2016 Gallup poll found that 62 percent of respondents trust local news media more than national, whereas only 38 percent trust national news sources more. Further, a comprehensive analysis of consumer behavior conducted by marketing analytics company Jumpshot found that these local news websites are as much as six times more likely than the general web population to reach engaged consumers in the retail, automotive, real estate and travel spaces.

We hear a lot from agencies wanting verification of viewability, human and third-party verification and raw impact/engagement metrics from ads that run on our sites. So it...


Better Selves michaelwrites

good work like sunlight under clouds
keeps promises you don't remember making

this is not the real world where desperate
people do desperate things no other way

we are mild and gentle go to therapy trying
to be good and realize our better selves


Suomalainen Murteiskirja (Ahlqvist) New Online Books

Suomalainen Murteiskirja: tahi Lukemisia Viron, Karjalan, Vatjan Vepsn ja Liivin Kielill, Suomalaisten Sanastojen Kanssa (in Finnish and other languages; Helsinki: J. Simeliuksen Perillisten Kirjapainossa, 1869), by August Ahlqvist (stable link)

Mustang Daily New Online Books

Mustang Daily (and other Cal Poly student newspapers, 1916-2011) (partial serial archives)

Posteridade (Mello Moraes) New Online Books

Posteridade: o Brasil Historico e a Corographia Historica do Imperio do Brasil (second edition, in Portuguese; Rio de Janeiro: Typ. de Pinheiro e Comp., 1867), by A. J. de Mello Moraes (page images at Harvard)

Eileen's Journey (Jelf) New Online Books

Eileen's Journey: History in Fairyland (London: J. Murray, 1899), by Ernest Arthur Jelf, illust. by Laura Troubridge (page images at Florida)

Imperiled Promise (Whisnant) New Online Books

Imperiled Promise: The State of History in the National Park Service (completed by the Organization of American Historians at the invitation of the National Park Service; 2011), by Anne Mitchell Whisnant, Marla R. Miller, Gary B. Nash, and David P. Thelen (PDF at

The Black Paper on the Jewish Agency and Zionist Terrorism (Hayah al-Arabyah al-Uly li-Filastn) New Online Books

The Black Paper on the Jewish Agency and Zionist Terrorism: Memorandum to the United Nations Delegations (New York: Arab Higher Committee Delegation for Palestine, 1948), by Hayah al-Arabyah al-Uly li-Filastn (multiple formats at

The Unity of Italy New Online Books

The Unity of Italy: The American Celebration of the Unity of Italy, at the Academy of Music, New York, Jan. 12, 1871, With the Addresses, Letters, and Comments of the Press (New York: G. P. Putnam and Sons, 1871) (stable link)

A Manual of Illumination on Paper and Vellum (Bradley) New Online Books

A Manual of Illumination on Paper and Vellum (eighth edition; London: Winsor and Newton, ca. 1861), by John W. Bradley, T. G. Goodwin, and J. J. Laing (page images at HathiTrust)

The Public School Problem in America (Evans) New Online Books

The Public School Problem in America: Outlining Fully the Policies and the Program of the Knights of Ku Klux Klan Toward the Public School System (ca. 1924), by H. W. Evans (page images at HathiTrust)

Story of the Ku Klux Klan (Jones) New Online Books

Story of the Ku Klux Klan (Washington: American Newspaper Syndicate, c1921), by Winfield Jones (page images at HathiTrust)

Posteridade (Mello Moraes) New Online Books

Posteridade: o Brasil Historico e a Corographia Historica do Imperio do Brasil (in Portuguese; Rio de Janeiro: Typ. de Pinheiro e Comp., 1867), by A. J. de Mello Moraes (page images at HathiTrust)

Colonel Mayfield's Weekly New Online Books

Colonel Mayfield's Weekly (selected issues, 1921-1925) (partial serial archives)

The Future of the Curriculum (Williamson) New Online Books

The Future of the Curriculum: School Knowledge in the Digital Age (Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, c2013), by Ben Williamson (PDF with commentary at MIT Press)

Learning at Not-School (Sefton-Green) New Online Books

Learning at Not-School: A Review of Study, Theory, and Advocacy for Education in Non-Formal Settings (Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, c2013), by Julian Sefton-Green (PDF with commentary at MIT Press)

Measuring What Matters Most (Schwartz) New Online Books

Measuring What Matters Most: Choice-Based Assessments for the Digital Age (Cambridge, MA and London: MIT Press, c2013), by Daniel L. Schwartz and Dylan Arena (PDF with commentary at MIT Press)

The Medieval Review New Online Books

The Medieval Review (1993-) (partial serial archives)


Venus Gives Weapons to Aeneas, Justus van Egmont (1602-1674) The Lion of Chaeronea

Venus Gives Weapons to Aeneas, Justus van Egmont (1602-1674)


Kearney Hub Publisher Julie Speirs Announces Plans to Retire Next Year Editor & Publisher

After 39 years in the newspaper business, Kearney Hub Publisher Julie Speirs has announced that she plans to retire on March 9.

Speirs has been the leader of the Hub since 2012.

It has been my good fortune to have landed at the Hub right out of college. Kearney and the Hub have given me the opportunity to have a rewarding career in a community I love, she said.


Walter Smith Jr., New York Beacon Publisher, Dies at 83 Editor & Publisher

Walter Ball Smith, publisher and savvy business entrepreneur, died suddenly in Miami Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. He was 83.

As CEO of Smith Haj Group, Walter published New Yorks premier weekly, The New York Beacon, and The Philadelphia Observer. Smith was CEO of The New York Beacon, a newspaper he operated for the past 26 years. The two papers focus on the African-American community.


Five Ideas for More Respectful Media Coverage After Mass Shootings Editor & Publisher

In the wake of last weekends mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Dallas Morning News reporter Lauren McGaughy wrote a widely shared op-ed taking to task the news media that swarmed the town of just under 700 people. She described how the massed ranks of regional, national, and international journalists overwhelmed the traumatized local community with TV trucks, microphones, and invasive, repetitive questions.


Postmedia Announces Changes to Board of Directors Editor & Publisher

Postmedia Network Canada Corp. today announced that Board Chair Rod Phillips has tendered his resignation in order to seek the Progressive Conservative nomination in the riding of Ajax in Ontarios upcoming provincial election. Mr. Phillips has served as Chair of the Board of Postmedia since February, 2014.

Also announced today is the appointment of Paul Godfrey as Executive Chairman, in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer, and Peter Sharpe as Lead Director, of both Postmedia Network Canada Corp. and its subsidiary Postmedia Network Inc.

Mr. Godfrey has led Postmedia since it was formed in 2010. Mr. Sharpe is a founding director of Postmedia and has served as a committee chair for seven years.

On behalf of the board of directors and senior management team at Postmedia, we thank Rod for his dedicated leadership and wish him tremendous success in his political career, said Paul Godfrey, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Postmedia. On a personal note, I have known Rod for more than 20 years and I am confident that his strong integrity, insight and collaborative approach will serve the citizens of Ajax very well.


NBC Sports Plans to Stream 1,800 Hours of Winter Olympics Coverage Editor & Publisher

NBC Sports plans to livestream more than 1,800 hours of Winter Olympics coverage in February from Pyeongchang, South Korea the most NBC Sports has ever done for the Winter Olympics.

The 1,800 hours will include all competitions across 15 sports and 102 medal events. During the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, NBC Sports aired 1,000 hours worth of livestreams. Two years ago during the Summer Olympics, NBC Sports livestreamed 4,500 hours from Rio but the Summer Games are bigger, encompassing more than 35 sports.


General Amakasu Kagemochi (from the series One Hundred... The Lion of Chaeronea

General Amakasu Kagemochi (from the series One Hundred Generals, Brave in Battle), Utagawa Kuniyoshi, between 1843 and 1847


How Much Do Analytics Matter in Podcasting? Editor & Publisher

As analytics make podcast advertising more formulaic, brands are increasing their advertising spend on on-demand audio. According to audio platform audioBoom, 93 percent of brands have increased their podcast advertising spend from 2016 to 2017, and per the latest Bridge Ratings forecast, ad spend is expected to hit $534 million in 2020.

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