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Saturday, 20 January


archiemcphee: Today the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders is... The Lion of Chaeronea


Today the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders is 4000 under the sea off the coat of Baja California enjoying the spectacular display of deep sea fireworks that is a Halitrephes maasi jellyfish swimming past the camera aboard the ROV Hercules operated by the E/V Nautilus crew.

Were starting this year with deep sea fireworks, and a spirit of exploration! When something remarkable floats by in the middle of sampling operations, our team quickly switches gears to marvel and document. The frilled tentacles of the Halitrephes maasi jelly came into view at 1225m in the Revillagigedo Archipelago off Baja California, Mexico. Radial canals that move nutrients through the jellys bell form a starburst pattern that reflects the lights of ROV Hercules with bright splashes of yellow and pinkbut without our lights this gelatinous beauty drifts unseen in the dark.

[via The Awesomer]


Portrait of Miss Willoughby, George Romney, ca. 1781-83 The Lion of Chaeronea

Portrait of Miss Willoughby, George Romney, ca. 1781-83


Young Readers Science Fiction Stories (Elam) New Online Books

Young Readers Science Fiction Stories (New York: Grosset and Dunlap, c1957), by Richard M. Elam, illust. by Victor Prezio (Gutenberg text)

To-Day New Online Books

To-Day (British socialist monthly, 1883-1889) (partial serial archives)

Murder in Space (Reed) New Online Books

Murder in Space (Galaxy novel #23; New York: Galaxy Publishing Corp., 1954), by David V. Reed (multiple formats at

Procs de Condamnation de Jeanne d'Arc (Champion) New Online Books

Procs de Condamnation de Jeanne d'Arc: Texte, Traduction et Notes (2 volumes, in French and Latin; Paris: E. Champion, 1920-1921), ed. by Pierre Champion (stable link)

Procs de Condamnation et de Rhabilitation de Jeanne d'Arc, dite La Pucelle (Quicherat) New Online Books

Procs de Condamnation et de Rhabilitation de Jeanne d'Arc, dite La Pucelle: Publis Pour la Premire Fois d'Aprs les Manuscrits de la Bibliothque Royale, Suivis de Tous les Documents Historiques qu'on a Pu Runir, et Accompagns de Notes et d'claircissements (5 volumes, in French and Latin; Paris: J. Renouard et cie, 1841-1849), ed. by Jules tienne Joseph Quicherat (page images at HathiTrust)

Calculus and Analytic Geometry (Fobes) New Online Books

Calculus and Analytic Geometry (2 volumes; Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1963), by Melcher P. Fobes and Ruth B. Smyth (page images at HathiTrust)

Advanced Calculus (Widder) New Online Books

Advanced Calculus (first edition; New York: Prentice-Hall, 1947), by D. V. Widder (page images at HathiTrust)

White Collar Crime (Sutherland) New Online Books

White Collar Crime (New York: Dryden Press, c1949), by Edwin Hardin Sutherland (page images at HathiTrust)

The Crooked Rib (Utley) New Online Books

The Crooked Rib: An Analytical Index to the Argument About Women in English and Scots Literature, to the End of the Year 1568 (contributions in languages and literature #10; Columbus: The Ohio State University, 1944), by Francis Lee Utley (page images at HathiTrust)

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Gibbon; volumes) New Online Books

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Everyman's library edition, 6 volumes; London and Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons; New York: E. P. Dutton, c1910), by Edward Gibbon, ed. by William Henry Oliphant Smeaton (all volumes: page images at HathiTrust; some volumes US access only)

The Man Who Stole a Continent (Weatherwax) New Online Books

The Man Who Stole a Continent (Los Angeles: John Henry and Mary Louisa Dunn Bryant Foundation, 1968), by John M. Weatherwax (page images at HathiTrust)


Will Comment Sections Fade Away, Or Be Revived By New Technologies? Editor & Publisher

The New York Times and Washington Post are two of the worlds most influential newspapers. Every day, they battle over sources and jostle for a better story. So its extraordinary that the two rivals have teamed up to create software to run comment sections.

The alliance began in 2013, at a news industry conference where Aron Pilhofer, the Times interactive news editor, and Cory Haik, the Posts executive director of emerging news products, bumped into each other. The two shared troubles their papers were experiencing with comment sections and decided to work together to fix them.


L.A. Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn to Take Unpaid Leave of Absence Editor & Publisher

Los Angeles Times Publisher and Chief Executive Ross Levinsohn was placed on an unpaid leave of absence Friday as the papers parent company, Tronc, investigates allegations of inappropriate conduct while an executive at other companies.



Lawrence Weiss, Longtime Editorial Writer for The Denver Post and NF 49, dies at 97 Editor & Publisher

Lawrence G. Weiss, a 1949 Nieman Fellow who was a longtime editorial writer for The Denver Post before becoming a public affairs advisor, died in Boulder, Colorado on January 10. He was 97.

Weiss was an editorial writer for The Denver Post from 1958 until 1975, when he became a special assistant to the Governor of Colorado.


Florida Times-Union Announces Additional Layoffs Editor & Publisher

The Florida Times-Union on Thursday announced plans to reduce its non-production workforce by about 10 percent, or about two dozen positions.

The restructuring is across the board for 2018, including the departments of advertising, circulation, newsroom, accounting and administration.

Many of the positions were eliminated through attrition or transfer, said Mark Nusbaum, president of the Times-Union.


Paul Fanlund Named Publisher of the Cap Times Editor & Publisher

Paul Fanlund has been named publisher of The Capital Times by the companys board of directors, company President Clayton Frink has announced.

Fanlund will continue to direct the newsroom as editor but also represent the Cap Times within the Capital Newspapers organization.


Bridging the Gap Report Outlines Worldwide Efforts to Rebuild Citizen Trust in Media Editor & Publisher

The past year, media has been dominated by conversations on the rise of misinformation and decline in medias credibility. But while trust in media is in a precarious situation in many countries, it may not be as dire as some think.

As a recent Pew survey found, trust is low, but people around the world still want unbiased news and believe news plays an important role in the public sphere.


Eight Journalists Enter 2018 Facing Criminal Charges Editor & Publisher

RTDNA and its Voice of the First Amendment Task Force are calling on prosecutors in Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and the Dakotas to drop criminal charges against eight journalists who began the new year still facing possible fines and jail time just for doing their jobs.


A youth wearing the broad-brimmed hat known as the petasos and... The Lion of Chaeronea

A youth wearing the broad-brimmed hat known as the petasos and carrying a spear, with a leopard skin draped over his arm.  Tondo of an Attic red-figure kylix, attributed to the painter Onesimos; ca. 490 BCE.  Found at Vulci; now in the Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich,


Los Angeles Times Journalists Vote 248-44 to Unionize Editor & Publisher

Journalists at the Los Angeles Times have overwhelmingly elected to form a union, a first for the 136-year-old news organization that for much of its history was known for its opposition to organized labor.

The union drive was launched publicly in October and culminated in an election earlier this month. Results, tallied Friday by the National Labor Relations Board, show workers voted 248 to 44 to be represented by the Washington, D.C.-based NewsGuild-Communications Workers of America.


Heres How Scammers Are Using Fake News To Screw With Bitcoin Investors Editor & Publisher

On Saturday, Jan. 14, a Twitter account purporting to be that of John McAfee, the outlandish founder of cybersecurity firm McAfee, shared a bit of investment advice. Coin of the day, the account tweeted, promoting GVT, a new digital coin that had started trading in the fall of 2017.



Staff Picks: Vengeance, Evil, and Grace The Paris Review

Still from Phantom Thread.


As often happens when watching a perfect movie, by the time the first shot bloomed across the screen, I nearly forgot I had a body. I would have forgotten entirely except that Phantom Thread made my heart pound and my palms sweat. Friends, this is not a thriller, though it was thrilling. Paul Thomas Andersons latest film, and allegedly Daniel Day-Lewiss last, is about a couturier in postwar London. It is about devotion, though depending on who you ask it is either about a mans devotion to his work or a womens devotion to a man. Either way, the film itself was made with obvious devotion. The clothing is arresting. What color is that bowtie except, perhaps, Proustian? The interior shots each want to be a still. Each time Day-Lewiss character drives through the English countryside, his perfect sports car enrobes him like his gowns enrobe his clients. Weather, branches, or crowds be damned, he is a perfect pilot in a perfect vehicle. Both the movie and the characters run the risk of failing to live up to the exacting standards they set. But to my intense satisfaction, Phantom Thread is the picture of success. There is a twist, a fetish introduced so deliciously that it makes the trailer for the final Fifty Shades movie look like it belongs in Barbies beach house. If this is Day-Lewiss last movie, what a way to go. Julia Berick

Eka Kurniawan

I recently read Eka Kurniawans novel...


Italians Can Now Report Fake News to the Police. Heres Why Thats Problematic. Editor & Publisher

In an effort to address fake news ahead of this years elections, the Italian government has created an online portal where people can report hoaxes.

The portal, which Interior Minister Marco Minniti announced Thursday, prompts users to supply their email address, a link to the misinformation theyre reporting and any social networks they found it on.


Mac Tully to Resign as Publisher of The Denver Post on Jan. 31 Editor & Publisher

Denver Post CEO and publisher Mac Tully announced Tuesday that he will depart at the end of January, capping more than four years at the helm of Colorados leading news organization during a time of constant change.



Falling in Love with an Empty Man: The Work of Jos Leonilson The Paris Review


In general, I do not want to meet the artists I fall in love with. Im keen to preserve the relationship between the art and myself. But that changed when I saw Jos Leonilsons work in person for the first time, in the exhibition Empty Man at the Americas Society in New York.

In Brazil, Leonilson is considered one of the most important artists of his generation. Born in the northeastern city of Fortaleza, he came of age in the 1980s, in the years immediately following Brazils twenty-year dictatorship. Emerging from oppressive times, he and his peers embraced the pleasures of painting, and they made bright and figurative work. But Leonilsons art was also uniquely personal and literary; words float alone or in poetic arrangements (here comes your man / full of numbers and words). His presence looms over almost everything he left behind.

Jos Leonilson, Mirro, c. 1975. Photo: Edouard Fraipont

Leonilson died in 1993, at the age of thirty-six, of AIDS. He had learned of his illness only two...


Idyllic Summer Forest Landscape with Sheep in a Sunlit Glade... The Lion of Chaeronea

Idyllic Summer Forest Landscape with Sheep in a Sunlit Glade next to a Creek,  Pieter Hendrik Koekkoek (1843-ca. 1927)


Tronc Launches Investigation of LA Times Publisher Ross Levinsohn Amid Sexual Harassment Claims Editor & Publisher

The Los Angeles Times parent company tronc said it is launching an investigation following allegations of past sexual harassment and inappropriate conduct in work settings involving LAT publisher Ross Levinsohn.

National Public Radio reported today that Levinsohn had been sued in two separate sexual harassment cases while working at different companies, and with past fellow employees who cited several instances of inappropriate workplace conduct.


How Reuters is Expanding its Consumer Business Editor & Publisher

Reuters is experimenting with how it presents news on its site as it continues to expand and evolve its consumer news brand.

The news giant, which has 250 staffers dedicated to consumer publishing globally, wants to modernize how it presents content on all 17 of its editions.


What (If Anything) Do Facebooks News Feed Changes Mean For Fake News? Editor & Publisher

Less is more? Facebook, as you certainly know by now, announced last week that its making changes to News Feed. Posts from friends and family are in; content from Pages (including publishers) is out. There are a lot of questions about what this means for publishers. There are also questions about what it means for the spread of fake news on the platform.


Cooking from Sixteenth-Century Fairy Tales The Paris Review

In Valerie Stiverss Eat Your Words series, she cooks up recipes drawn from the works of various writers. 


The first and most deliciously weird collection of European fairy tales comes not from the Brothers Grimm but from Giambattista Basile (15751632), a poet, courtier, and feudal administrator from Naples. Because Basile wrote in the Neapolitan dialect, The Tale of Talesin the original, Lo cunto de li cuntihas been obscure for most of its history. The first authoritative English translation, by Basile scholar Nancy Canepa, appeared only in 2007. For those of us who read to enter different skins and live in different worlds, the book is a treasure box of estranging language and metaphor. The tales are fantastical, but the greater thrill is how the writing brings alive the details and sensibilities of daily life in Baroque-period Italy, six hundred years ago. Here is Basile describing a pretty young girl:

She truly was a delectable morsel: she looked like tender curds and whey, like sugar paste; she never turned the little buttons of her eyes without leaving hearts perforated by love; she never opened the basin of her lips without doing a little laundry of souls.


I find it intriguing that the tastiest comparisons Basile had for a pretty girl were curds and whey and sugar paste, and Im impressed by his subtletyis our girl, perhaps, a little bland?

Elsewhere, a young man who harms the kings son is forced to flee his village (on an enchanted horse) and utters the following fabulous paean to all the things hell miss:

Farewell carrots and chard; farewell fritters and cakes; farewell broccoli and pickled tuna; farewell tripe and giblets; farewell stews and casseroles! Farewell flower of cities, glory of Italy, painted egg of Europe, mirror of the world! Farewell, Naples, the non plus ultra where virtue h...

Friday, 19 January


Shoptalk: Is Local News on the Cusp of a Renaissance? Editor & Publisher

Its not an easy time to be a journalist in the United States. Since 2000, nearly half of newsroom jobsmore than 20,000 of themhave disappeared.

Yet now, more than ever, we rely on journalists to act as a check on those in power, create an informed citizenry and encourage civic engagement. This is particularly true at a local level. Local journalism not only fulfills an important watchdog function, it also helps createand definea sense of community.

Telling this story through the eyes of 10 local news outlets in the Pacific Northwest, my new report for the Agora Journalism Center at the University of Oregon, is a microcosm for discussions and...


Still Arising michaelwrites

Thinking without writing is like fucking air there's not enough pressure to make it count. It's not that I don't exist, it's that the day goes by and doesn't leave a mark. Not that it matters. The world is already scribbled over. A notch? An explanation or excuse? No one has to read it. I need to write, not edifices like Roth, I'm not a novelist, but honor passing time by registering its strange effect. Age is whatever you happen to be now. Less energy still arises.


The Graphic New Online Books

The Graphic (British weekly paper, 1869-1932) (partial serial archives)

The Illustrated London News New Online Books

The Illustrated London News (partial serial archives)

London Society New Online Books

London Society (full serial archives)


St. John the Evangelist, Vladimir Borovikovsky, ca. 1804-09 The Lion of Chaeronea

St. John the Evangelist, Vladimir Borovikovsky, ca. 1804-09


Axios CEO Jim VandeHei Says Its High-Priced Subs Will Come by Years End Editor & Publisher

Axios made headlines when it announced, then delayed, its plans to launch a $10,000-a-year subscription product. Founder and CEO Jim VandeHei said the publisher, which is turning one year old, is still committed to it and that he expects to launch it by the end of the year.


Former Sharon Herald Editor James Dunlap Dies at 95 Editor & Publisher

James A. Dunlap, a former editor of The Herald who over decades helped guide statewide journalism advancements and led Shenango Valley civic activities, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. He was 95.
Mr. Dunlap, who would have turned 96 on Jan. 27, passed away at Woodside at Shenango on the Green, an Alzheimers care facility in New Wilmington.


Ad Test Shows It Wouldnt Cost Much to Offer an Option With No Ads At All Editor & Publisher

Last month, Associated Press media and technology writer Ryan Nakashima started an experiment on user behavior and online ads. On Wednesday, he published the early results.

I think we confirmed a lot of suspicions that pop-up ads indeed are annoying and people try to get rid of them as fast as they can, said Nakashima, whos continuing work he started as a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford.


Twitter is Exploring How to Notify its Users That They Saw Russian Propaganda During the 2016 Election Editor & Publisher

Twitter is exploring ways to notify perhaps millions of users who viewed Russian propaganda during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the company revealed Wednesday.

Appearing at an unrelated hearing in the Senate, the companys director of public policy, Carlos Monje, said Twitter is working to identify and inform individually the users who have been exposed to IRA accounts during the election referring to the Internet Research Agency, an online troll army with Kremlin ties.


Stowed Away (A Maine Clambake Mystery #6) Any Good Book

Author:  Barbara Ross
Genre:  Mystery

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December 26, 2017

It's June in Busman's Harbor, Maine, and Julia Snowden and her family are working hard to get their authentic Maine clambake business ready for summer.  Preparations must be put on hold, however, when a mysterious yacht drops anchor in the harbor - and delivers an unexpected dose of murder...

When Julia's old prep school rival Wyatt Jane invites her to dinner on board her billionaire fiance's decked-out yacht, Julia arrives to find a sumptuous table set for two - and the yachtsman dead in his chair.  Suspicion quickly falls on Wyatt, and Julia's quest to dredge up the truth leads her into the murky private world of a mega-rich recluse who may not have been all that he seemed...

It's June in Busman's Harbor, and Julia Snowden and her family are preparing for the summer tourist season, when people will flock to their private island and have a real Maine clambake while enjoying the season.  But on their island stands the shell of the home Julia spent all her summers growing up; decayed by age and fire.  Since her mother came into quite a bit of money, she wants to restore the home, but Julia wants to tear it down; still, her mother is willing to see an architect that their friend Quentin has said is in town and can possibly help them.

Imagine Julia's surprise when the friend turns out to be an old school roommate of Julia's - and not one fondly remembered.  While she keeps her thoughts to herself, she still doesn't trust the woman.  But Wyatt Jayne acts as if she doesn't remember the incident that still stands clear in Julia's mind, and when plans for the house have been barely discussed, she invites everyone to dinner aboard her boyfriend's yacht, which is in harbor for renovations.  After Julia meets the boyfriend - Geoffrey Bower - she's surprised that Wyatt would even be attracted to him, but likes him nonetheless.

But it'...


Bacchanal with a Wine Vat, Andrea Mantegna, ca. 1470s-90s The Lion of Chaeronea

Bacchanal with a Wine Vat, Andrea Mantegna, ca. 1470s-90s


An Investment in Journalism Works to Return Peace to Colombia Editor & Publisher

Two years ago, as peace negotiations began to show promise of ending Colombias 50-year civil war, international organizations leapt in to fortify the precarious process and help repair a fractured society. Alongside money for education, infrastructure, judicial action, and landmine removal, the contributions included funding for journalism.


New York Times Runs Letters From Trump Supporters Editor & Publisher

The Times editorial board has been sharply critical of the Trump presidency, on grounds of policy and personal conduct. Not all readers have been persuaded. In the spirit of open debate, and in hopes of helping readers who agree with us better understand the views of those who dont, we wanted to let Mr. Trumps supporters make their best case for him as the first year of his presidency approaches its close.


The Academics Guide to Academese The Paris Review


The following definitions are culled from a critical glossary written by a group of Princeton graduate students and faculty. The glossary defines fifty-eight terms common to academic life, in a style intended to prick both egos and consciences.

art. Most generally, the ability, manner, or knack essential to the realization of some task or goal, especially when tricky or specialized (e.g., the art of losing isnt hard to master). Also, a large class of objects and/or nonmaterial phenomena privileged for their putative ability to occasion unpredictable but significant responses (particularly aesthetic, but sometimes sentimental or political) in individuals and groups. A term substantially defined by resistance to definition. Hence, difficult to define satisfactorily, if also satisfactory to define difficultly.

canon. A sacred weapon within academic departments, fired ritually upon the uninitiated or wayward. Injuries suffered may generate the scars requisite for entry into the relevant sodalities and/or encampments. 

emancipation. Freedom; arguably the single highest political/intellectual ideal across much of the world, at least in the wake of late eighteenth-century developments commonly referred to as the Enlightenment. Many scholars in the humanities and social sciences write books and articles that seek to emancipate readers, generally from what are understood to be ideological misprisions inimical to the proper experience or full exercise of human freedom. Interestingly, however, relatively few of the scholars in question seem to have a robust account of into what condition of existence it would be ideal for humans to be freed. But this is a very hard problem. Gestural micromaneuvers away from one or another punitive nonfreedom will generally suffice in the introduction and/or conclusion of a scholarly work.

excellence. The substantive form of the familiar adjective excellent, meaning of the highest quality, and, more specifically, surpassing related or adjacent members of the relevant class. As a noun, the term designates the state of being better than other persons, places, or things. Interestingly, while it permits the conveyance of this sense, the term never requires that the surpassing of the broader field be specified: from a grammatical perspective, the comparative or competitive implications of the word are sub...


HuffPost Introduces HuffPost Opinion And HuffPost Personal Editor & Publisher

We live in a cacophonous world. Thousands of voices shout for our attention from our social media timelines and TV screens. Its hard to know what deserves our focus and what to tune out. At HuffPost, we believe its our job to bring you, our audience, the most thoughtful, diverse and provocative points of view from across the globe. So today we are launching two new sections: Opinion and Personal.


Morning at Dotonbori, Osaka (from the series Souvenirs of Travel... The Lion of Chaeronea

Morning at Dotonbori, Osaka (from the series Souvenirs of Travel II), Kawase Hasui, 1921


Finding Science Fiction and Fantasy for Female Readers The Paris Review

Why dont you write anything fun? You know, like about an alternate universe or time travel or something?

Thats my twelve-year-old daughter, an obsessive reader who plows through four or five books a week, disappointed that her novelist mom hasnt invented a tweenage dystopia like the ones she devours daily. For her, like for so many readers her age, reading means plunging into the supernatural, fantasy, science fiction, some wild imagined world where new rules apply. I watched endless alternate universes with daring heroines pile up on my daughters nightstand, baffled by how different her tastes were from mine at her ageuntil I finally understood one very obvious answer to her question. My daughters fascination with nonrealistic literature began a few years ago with one of my own childhood favorites: Madeleine LEngles A Wrinkle in Time, first published in 1962. And that was where the wrinkle between my daughters time and mine began.

A Wrinkle in Time is about a girl who traverses five dimensions to rescue her physicist father, whos being held hostage in another solar system by (wait for it) an evil intergalactic brain. En route, she crosses a two-dimensional world, stops in an Elysian field filled with centaur-pegasi, and recuperates on a planet populated by blind healing beasts. In the sequel, A Wind in the Door, she saves her little brother from terminal illness by traveling into his cells, likely making this to be the worlds only novel set primarily inside a mitochondrion. Its awesome, if youre ten years old and into that kind of thing.

I was very much into that kind of thing. Those books rocketed me out of the Ramona Quimbyinfested literary world of my 1980s childhood, shattering the tedious triad of school/friends/parents divorcethe subjects of the vast majority of young-adult books I encountered. LEngle introduced me to the simple breathtaking fact that other possibilities existed. After I finished every book she ever wrote, I went to the library looking for more stories like hers. I learned that these books were called fantasy, so I went home with The Hobbit, ready for more of what my daughter calls fun.

I dragged myself through hundreds of pages, meeting dwarf after wizard after elf after orca cast of thousands, none of whom were female, though I didnt notice that then. I only noticed that there was something alienating about the book...


Trump Hands Out Fake News Awards Editor & Publisher

President Trump who gleefully questioned President Barack Obamas birthplace for years without evidence, long insisted on the guilt of the Central Park Five despite exonerating proof and claimed that millions of illegal ballots cost him the popular vote in 2016 wanted to have a word with the American public about accuracy in reporting.


Newsonomics: Inside L.A.s Journalistic Collapse Editor & Publisher

How far is The Post from Los Angeles? Figure almost 50 years, as well as 3,000 miles. While big audiences and the remaining fully paid journalists can delight in the triumphant Spielbergian tale of The Washington Posts decision to follow The New York Times in publishing the Pentagon Papers in 1971, the grim reality of daily newspapering in 2018 grows grimmer each week.


Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial on Racism Draws Fire From Foundations and Dozens of Former Staffers Editor & Publisher

Two major Pittsburgh foundations and 28 former employees of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette condemned an editorial on racism and President Donald Trump that the newspapers owner decided must run in the paper, and which happened to appear on Martin Luther King Day.


Basic Elements of the Christian Life (Lee) New Online Books

Basic Elements of the Christian Life (with other works; 3 volumes; Anaheim, CA: Living Stream Ministry, c2003), by Witness Lee and Watchman Nee (PDF and Epub at

Anatomie Descriptive et Topographique du Chien (Ellenberger) New Online Books

Anatomie Descriptive et Topographique du Chien (translated into French; Paris: C. Reinwald et cie, 1894), by Wilhelm Ellenberger and Hermann Baum, trans. by Joseph Deniker (stable link)

The American Poetry Magazine New Online Books

The American Poetry Magazine (partial serial archives)

Analele Parlamentare ale Romaniei (Romania. Parlament) New Online Books

Analele Parlamentare ale Romaniei (in Romanian), by Romania Parliament (partial serial archives)

Bird-Lore New Online Books

Bird-Lore (partial serial archives)

The Twelve Months of The Year New Online Books

The Twelve Months of The Year: With a Picture for Each Month, Adapted To Northern Latitudes (Portland, ME: Bailey and Noyes, ca. 1860) (multiple formats at

Nursery Rhymes New Online Books

Nursery Rhymes (London: Printed for the booksellers, ca. 1780) (multiple formats at

The Good Child's Amusing Riddle-Book, Adorned with Cuts New Online Books

The Good Child's Amusing Riddle-Book, Adorned with Cuts (Birmingham, UK: Printed by T. Brandard, n.d.) (multiple formats at

The Universal Dreamer New Online Books

The Universal Dreamer: Containing the Interpretation of a Great Variety of Dreams, Explaining Their Meaning, and Disclosing The Secrets of Futurity (London: W. S. Fortey, n.d.) (multiple formats at

Goode's Universal Dream Book New Online Books

Goode's Universal Dream Book (London: T. Goode, between 1859 and 1879) (multiple formats at

Aladdin New Online Books

Aladdin (London: Yorkshire J. S. Pub. and Stationery Co., n.d.) (multiple formats at

The Mad Pranks and Merry Jests of Robin Goodfellow (Collier) New Online Books

The Mad Pranks and Merry Jests of Robin Goodfellow: Reprinted From the Edition of 1628 (London: Reprinted for the Percy Society by C. Richards, 1841), ed. by John Payne Collier (multiple formats at

Museums (Murray) New Online Books

Museums: Their History and Their Use; With a Bibliography and List of Museums in the United Kingdom (3 volumes; Glasgow: J. MacLehose and Sons, 1904), by David Murray (stable link)

Systematische und Topographische Anatomie des Hundes (Ellenberger) New Online Books

Systematische und Topographische Anatomie des Hundes (in German; Berlin: P. Parey, 1891), by Wilhelm Ellenberger and Hermann Baum (multiple formats at

The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, 1595-1606 (Markham) New Online Books

The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros, 1595-1606 (2 volumes; London: Printed for the Hakluyt Society, 1904), ed. by Clements R. Markham, contrib. by Pedro Fernandes de Queirs, Basil H. Soulsby, Luis de Belmonte y Bermdez, Juan de Torquemada, Luis Vaez de Torres, Diego de Prado y Tovar, Fernando de Castro, Juan Luis Arias, and Gaspar Gonzalez de Leza (stable link)

Konia (Lytved) New Online Books

Konia: Inschriften der Seldschukischen Bauten (in German and Turkish; Berlin: J. Springer, 1907), by Julius Lytved (stable link)

The Record of Collaboration of King Farouk of Egypt With the Nazis and Their Ally, the Mufti (Nation Associates ) New Online Books

The Record of Collaboration of King Farouk of Egypt With the Nazis and Their Ally, the Mufti: The Official Nazi Records of the King's Alliance and of the Mufti's Plans for Bombing Jerusalem and Tel Aviv: Memorandum Submitted to the United Nations, June 1948 (in English and German; 1948), by N.Y.) Nation Associates (New York (page images at HathiTrust)

Address of President Hoover at the Twelfth Annual Convention of the American Legion, Boston, Massachusetts, October 6, 1930 (Hoover) New Online Books

Address of President Hoover at the Twelfth Annual Convention of the American Legion, Boston, Massachusetts, October 6, 1930 (Washington: GPO, 1930), by Herbert Hoover (page images at HathiTrust)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Coleridge) New Online Books

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1857), by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, illust. by Edward Henry Wehnert, Myles Birket Foster, and Edward Duncan (page images at HathiTrust)

Das Altbabylonische Gerichtswesen (Walther) New Online Books

Das Altbabylonische Gerichtswesen (in German; Leipzig: J.C. Hinrichs, 1917), by Arnold Friedrich Walther (stable link)

Recent Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art ) New Online Books

Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 19851986 (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1986), by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), contrib. by Philippe De Montebello (page images and PDF with commentary at Metropolitan Museum of Art and Google)

Recent Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art ) New Online Books

Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1986-1987 (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1987), by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), contrib. by Philippe De Montebello (page images and PDF with commentary at Metropolitan Museum of Art and Google)

Recent Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art ) New Online Books

Recent Acquisitions: A Selection, 1987-1988 (New York: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1988), by Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.), contrib. by Philippe De Montebello (page images and PDF with commentary at Metropolitan Museum of Art and Google)

Red-Figured Athenian Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Richter) New Online Books

Red-Figured Athenian Vases in the Metropolitan Museum of Art (2 volumes in 1; New Haven: Yale University Press; London: H. Milford, Oxford University Press, 1936), by Gisela Marie Augusta Richter, illust. by Lindsley F. Hall (page images and PDF with commentary at Metropolitan Museum of Art and Google)

Notes Taken During the Expedition Commanded by Capt. R. B. Marcy, U. S. A., Through Unexplored Texas, in the Summer and Fall of 1854 (Parker) New Online Books

Notes Taken During the Expedition Commanded by Capt. R. B. Marcy, U. S. A., Through Unexplored Texas, in the Summer and Fall of 1854 (Philadelphia: Hayes and Zell, 1856), by W. B. Parker (stable link)


Writing Fiction in the Shadow of Jerusalem The Paris Review


I started writing fiction while a cloud of death and mourning hung heavy over Jerusalem. To be clear: death and mourning are always hovering in the air over Jerusalem. It is not a joyful city. But in this period, beginning in early fall of 2015, death and mourning were increasingly part of the daily reality of almost every Jerusalemite I knew, and were spreading elsewhere, throughout Israel-Palestine.

In late September of that year, a car driven by a sixty-four-year-old Israeli man named Alexander Levlovitz was stoned by a number of Palestinian youths in Jerusalem. He crashed into a pole and was killed. A few days later, an Israeli couple were shot and killed by Palestinian gunmen while driving in the West Bank with their four children, who were not physically harmed. In the days and weeks that followed, the Israeli military began a trigger-happy campaign of suppressing any form of Palestinian uprising, whether armed or not. By mid October, some two hundred Palestinians had been killed by Israeli forcessome of them armed with lethal weapons and attempting to carry out attacks; some of them throwing stones at army posts, vehicles, or checkpoints; some of them entirely unarmed; some of them small children, like thirteen-year-old Abdel Rahman Obeidallah. During the same period, twenty-eight Israelis had been stabbed, axed, run over, or shot to death by Palestinians, and an Eritrean refugee named Haftom Zarhum was beaten to death in a bus station after a group of Israelis mistakenly identified him as the Palestinian perpetrator of a shooting attack that had just taken place there.

During that period, like many other Israeli Jewish Jerusalemites, I was, when I left my house, in a state of hypervigilant anxiety that sometimes morphed into genuine fear. Unlike many other Israeli Jewish Jerusalemites, I also visited Palestinian colleagues in the occupied eastern parts of the city to see how they were faring in the face of the increasingly draconian crackdowns.

That was how I spent my afternoons. But in the mornings, I was neither glancing nervously around the light-rail or the sidewalks, nor listen...


A Warning to a Wicked King The Lion of Chaeronea

Occasional Verse, Samuel Sewall (1652 1730) = Kaiser (ed.), Early American Latin Verse 20

Cease to profane, o Belshazzar, the temple of the Almighty:
Your next night is your last- a night that has no end.

Desine, Belshazzar, templo Omnipotentis abuti:
    proxima fatalis nox sine fine tua est.

Belshazzars Feast, Rembrandt, 1635

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