My nightstand runneth over: A proud nerd recommends new intellectual and cultural histories

New works by Anthony Grafton, Peter Burke, Richard Ovenden quench many a curiosity. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-18 15:00:00 UTC ]
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Living History: 5 Comics About History and Culture

Next time you or the kids are looking for an informative nonfiction or historical fiction read, pick up one of these comics about history and culture. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Harvill Secker snaps up 'ingenious' cultural history of eyeliner by Hankir

Harvill Secker has snapped up an "ingenious" cultural history of eyeliner by Zahra Hankir. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-06-25 20:32:21 UTC ]
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My Favorite Room: Sam Richardson is never far from 'nerd' culture

In actor Sam Richardson’s cozy Hollywood Hills den, fandom plays off a lush, panoramic view. Three walls boast floor-length windows and sliding glass doors; the fourth displays an impressive array of fantasy collectibles and “nerd books.” They include the Harry Potter collection and a replica of... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bloomsbury signs 'major' cultural history of work

Bloomsbury has acquired a "major work of non-fiction" that examines how work has shaped human civilisation. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Libby Page | 'I was essentially a nerd, something I now admit proudly about myself'

We catch up with Libby Page, who made waves at last year's London Book Fair when her debut novel The Lido drew in offers from 11 different territories, including two six figure deals from Orion and S&S. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Oddest book title prize shortlist gets behind cultural history of the anus

Reading From Behind lines up for public vote alongside works including Soviet Bus Stops and Paper Folding With ChildrenIt might sound like a pain in the behind to read, but an academic tome about the cultural history of the anus is among the contenders on the shortlist for the 2016 Diagram prize... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Cultural history of tennis from Serpent's Tail

Serpent's Tail has acquired a new non-fiction book on the cultural history of tennis by... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Benjamin Zephaniah | 'To tell the real, honest truth about the history of Britain would mean changing the history books'

The latest book by Benjamin Zephaniah follows a Trinidadian woman who boarded the Windrush to pursue her singing dream. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Profile lands Kars' Cundhill History Prize-winning history of Guyanese revolt

Profile has acquired the Cundill History Prize-winning Blood on the River: A Chronicle of Mutiny and Freedom on the Wild Coast, a "gripping and immersive" work of history uncovering a little-known slave revolt, by Marjoleine Kars. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-12-13 00:06:45 UTC ]
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History Press lands book on how CIA shaped history from Charlwood

The History Press has snapped up a new book on how the CIA has shaped history, by David Charlwood.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Histories of Violence: Unlearning History

THIS IS THE 37th in a series of dialogues with artists, writers, and critical thinkers on the question of violence. This conversation is with Ariella Aïsha Azoulay, a theorist of photography and visual culture. She is a professor of Modern Culture and Media and the Department of Comparative... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-03-02 13:30:59 UTC ]
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A brief history of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time

The late physicist’s editor, Peter Guzzardi, recalls his first meetings with Hawking and how his book became a bestsellerStephen Hawking dies aged 76I first encountered Stephen Hawking on the cover of the New York Times magazine. Inside, its pages told a story we all know today, but at the time... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-03-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Nerd Machine Brings Nerd HQ to San Diego

Not all the action in San Diego is taking place in the city's convention center. Just a short walk away at Petco Park, Nerd Machine is hosting Nerd HQ, a free extravaganza that's also a hotbed for experiential marketing. Though the organization works in partnership with San Diego Comic Con, it... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Recommended reading: Hilary Mantel’s review of Kate Atkinson’s debut novel.

By the time I read Hilary Mantel’s 1996 review of Kate Atkinson’s debut novel Behind the Scenes at the Museum in the London Review of Books, the novel had been a favorite of mine for over a decade. My mother gave me the book when I was in high school—both of us entirely unaware of […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Canada’s $83,000 Cundill History Prize: 2022 Shortlist

The Cundill History Prize 2022 shortlist includes a current-year Pulitzer Prize winner among its eight titles from six publishers. The post Canada’s $83,000 Cundill History Prize: 2022 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Canada’s $75,000 Cundill History Prize: 2022 Shortlist

The Cundill History Prize 2022 shortlist includes a current-year Pulitzer Prize winner among its eight titles from six publishers. The post Canada’s $75,000 Cundill History Prize: 2022 Shortlist appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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These Books have an Edgy Secret: A History and Gallery of Fore-Edge Painting and Art

From 1600s British literature to Sarah J. Maas books on TikTok, fore-edge painting is an enduring art form that adds even more magic to books. Continue reading at Book Riot

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Windows File History review: Free, effective continuous data protection

At a glanceExpert's Rating ProsExcellent continuous data protection with versioningEasy, timeline browsing of backed-up filesIntegrated into WindowsBacks up user-created librariesConsEasy “Add folder” function removed from Windows 11Our VerdictWindows File History is still the easiest,... Continue reading at PC World

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On the Historical Fiction That Lives in the Space Between History and Myth

Let me begin with this admission: every work of historical fiction lives somewhere between history and myth. Before one reckons with the realities of what the research reveals, one must contend with all the layers of subsequent representation of whatever historical moment they approach. Even the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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