Award

I just got this nice e-mail: “We are writing with the very nice news that World History Matters (the combined rubric for World History Sources and Women and World History–at http://worldhistorymatters.org) has been awarded the James Harvey Robinson Prize of the American Historical Association for its for ÔÇťoutstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of…

Archaeological Blog review

The Newsletter of the Center for the Study of Architecture/Archaeology has just published my review of the Gath Project Blog in the Spring 2006 issue. Blogging has come to the trenches! The Gath blog is worth checking out because it is both archaeologically sound (i.e. lots of good information about digging for students) and fun…

The Boy in the Bubble

Embarassingly, I forgot to post before the actual show, but PBS affiliates may be repeating the latest American Experience program this week. The show is on The Boy in the Bubble and I wrote the content for the accompanying website. I will write more later, but suffice it to say for the moment that I…

Dawes

This is a bit tangential to anything, but it’s almost Patriot’s Day when we remember Paul Revere and once again forget William Dawes, the other guy who went to warn Sam Adams in Concord of the Redcoats. I just heard this amazing story by Don Was about a song composed by Charles Dawes, a descendent…

Book Review: Positively Fifth Street

by James McManusOkay, so I’m a little late getting into the poker phenomenon. (Or was I early? I did buy that poker table with Pete, although we tend to play dumb games that favor luck and not the new “official” poker game, no-limit hold ’em.) When I was working on the American Experience Las Vegas…

Book Review: Moon Dust

Andrew Smith is a British magazine writer. Naturally, his writing is self-deprecating and full of pop cultures references. He was also born in New York and grew up in California in the 1960s and got caught up in the space race, especially the Apollo program. His non-fiction book Moon Dust has a terrific premise. After…