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2021: A Historian’s Reading

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On January 1, 2022
Time for my year-end list of what I’ve read. Here are the past lists: 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016. Let me use the same language explaining this as last year: I read these books for my own purposes–to prepare for teaching, to keep up or catch up on the historiography in my fields, occasionally to […]

Best Albums of 2017

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On December 31, 2017

Because my list of albums to listen to still contains a lot from 2015 and 2016, my listening of 2017 albums wasn’t quite what I would have liked it to be. This will continue to be a problem in 2

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Greatest Albums by Women

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On July 24, 2017
Normally, I would save this for one of my occasional Saturday night music posts, but this is worth a stand alone conversation. Usually, when someone tries to rank music, it ends up a disaster, either too orthodox or too contrarian or just hackish. But this NPR attempt to rank the best 150 albums by women […]

Dead Pool 2010

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On January 6, 2010
Sadly, my best showing in four years of Dead Pool competition was not enough to assure victory. Though matched with a friend from CSU-Long Beach for the most stiffs overall, I lost the tiebreaker, which favors the list with the lowest cumulative age; Swayze and Fawcett were easy enough picks to make, though my friend’s […]

Favorites of the Aughts…

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On December 31, 2009

I will remember the Aughts warmly, as if they constituted a time period that spanned ten years. Favorite Five Films: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless MindY Tu Mama TambienYi YiNo Country for Old MenIn

The Golden Slates

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On December 18, 2009

LGM is proud to announce the 2009 nominees for First Annual Mikey Kaus Award For Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence in Contrarianism: Jonah Weiner: Creed may be the greatest American r

Presidential Reputation Addendum

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On December 11, 2009
Tracy Lightcap has a good comment in the thread below: I’m not so sure that there are good and bad presidents, just good and bad opportunities. I’m a big fan of Skowronek’s scheme of political time and how it helps analyze how presidential leadership works. Johnson was in the same situation that John Tyler was […]
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