What We’re Reading: April 23

Emily:

Jim Farber, Before the Stonewall Uprising, There Was the ‘Sip-In’ (NY Times)

Marissa Brostoff, Where the Boys Are, on Bernie Sanders, gender and politics (n+1)

Rachel L. Swarns, 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants? (NY Times)

Laura Ramsay, The Church of England, Sexual Morality, and the Complications of Institutional Decision-making (Notches)

University Greek Plays, in America (The Secret Victorianist)

Mary Beard, Does it matter if a house at Pompeii falls down? (A Don’s Life)

The University Challenge final was thrilling indeed. (BBC iPlayer; UK IP address required)

Madeline:

Stephen Greenblatt, “How Shakespeare Lives Now” (NYRB)

Lawrence Downes, Martyrs with Guns and the Easter Rising (NYT)

Rachel L. Swarns, Georgetown University’s search for slave descendants (NYT)

Ken Owen, Historians and Hamilton: Founders Chic and the Cult of Personality (The Junto)

Erin:

Louis Auchincloss, The Book Class (1984)

Douglas Flowe, “They’re Knocking Down Negroes Down Here”: Public Racial Violence and Black Self-Defense in Early 20th Century NYC (Gotham Center Blog)

Paul Genders, Ziggy Didn’t Just Play Guitar (TLS)

Oakley Hall, Warlock (NYRB Reissue)

In other news, the American Printing History Association is seeking an editor for their bi-annual publication, Printing History. This is a part-time position which pays the editor a stipend of $2500 per issue and has a term limit of five years. Full details and application procedures here. Deadline is May 15, 2016.

Brooke:

Jane Coaston, Prince Made Me Free (MTV)

Parag Khanna, A New Map For America (NY Times)

Felix Petty, Mary Kelly: The Feminist Who Revolutionised Conceptual Art (i-D)

Daniel:

Catharine R. Stimpson, “Democracy and Education” at 100 (Public Books)

Elaine Blair, Note to Self: The lyric essay’s convenient fictions (Harper’s)

Daniel Little, Defining social phenomena (Understanding Society)

Michael Lind, The Art of the Book Review (Smart Set)

Encounters with Shakespeare (New Yorker)

Jake:

Sarah “Moxy” Moczygemba, Amoris Laetitia in 140 Characters or Less (Marginalia Blog)

Paul J. du Plessis, When Roman Law Makes You Smile, with a link to children’s author Claudia Rueda’s graphic novel dissertation on the history of Roman Law in Latin America (The Edinburgh Legal History Blog)

Jonathan Jarrett, Learning from an Ailing Emperor (A Corner of Tenth Century Europe)

Mary Beard, Does It Matter if a House at Pompeii Falls Down? (A Don’s Life)

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