Joel Garreau is one of the most important popular writers about urbanism over the past two decades. His influential book, Edge City: Life on the New Frontier, described the development of so-called Ed
I don’t often talk about individual historians because most of you won’t care, but it’s worth noting the death of Oscar Handlin, a historian who did more than anyone to create the fi
Kentucky has a very impressive set of politicians for its size. Like most southern states, it’s probably overperformed over the years, particularly as compared to many northern states. 1. Henry
There’s a fascinating article up at History News Network calling for us to rethink our traditional narrative of party shifts in the mid-twentieth century, arguing that it was not the Great Depre
Very interesting stuff, suggesting our standard estimates of death during the Civil War are significantly underestimated.
A couple additional points to my post of Sunday. 1. My original thoughts on the decline of modern songwriting and its rootlessness in regards to place came after reading this old blog post by the sing
Like a lot of people, I am perplexed by Netflix splitting its home-delivery service from its online service: Which raises the question: What is Reed Hastings smoking? As far as anyone can tell, he see
Wow: A study published in 2009 — with Matthew Salzer of the Laboratory for Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona as the lead author — found bristlecone ring-growth rates in the second ha