What We’re Reading: Oct. 3-7

John:

Matthew Bevis, “Supping on Horrors” (Harper’s)

Lina Bolzani, “Torna il vero «Furioso»” (Il Sole 24 Ore)

Ian Buruma, “Le Carré’s Other Cold War” (The Nation)

Alexander Cammann, »Der Überlebenskünstler« (Die Zeit)

Christoph Charle, François Euvé and Gisèle Sapiro, « La liberté intellectuelle : une conquête inachevée ? » (France Culture)

Michaël Foessel and Louis Lourme, « Cosmopolitisme et démocratie » (La vie des idées)

Nancy Green, « Rendez-vous de l’histoire : que signifie « partir » ? » (Le Monde)

Václav Havel, “Kicking the Door” (Tamar Jacoby, trans.; New York Review of Books)

Anne Sophie Novel, « Tant de temps : Entretien avec François Hartog » (Le Monde)

David Vaughan, “Markéta Goetz-Stankiewicz: of unknown origin in a strange wood without leaves” (Radio Praha)

And finally, Věra Chytilová’s great, madcap 1966 film “Daisies” (Sedmikrásky; YouTube with English subtitles)

Erin:

I’m on vacation this week, exploring Ancestral Pueblo cites in Arizona (Canyon de Chelly), Colorado (Mesa Verde), and New Mexico (Chaco Canyon).  Here’s what I packed, and a few leads I’ve picked up along the way.

Carrie C. Heitman & Stephen Plog, Chaco Revisited: New Research on the Prehistory of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (University of Arizona Press via JStor)

Brian Fagan, Chaco Canyon: Archaeologists Explore the Lives of An Ancient Society (Oxford University Press)

Stephen H. Lekson, The Architecture of Chaco Canyon (University of Utah Press)

Linda S. Cordell, Carla R. Van West, Jeffrey S. Dean and Deborah A. Muenchrath, “Mesa Verde Settlement History and Relocation: Climate Change, Social Networks, and Ancestral Pueblo Migration” (Kiva, via JStor)

Rose Houk, “Preserving Navajo History in Canyon de Chelly” (NPR)

Emily:

BBC Radio 3 celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Third Programme this week. Related programs include People Power (Free Thinking), Who Cares If You Listen?, and Power of 3, a selection of significant moments in the Third Programme’s history.

Dan Snow, Archive on 4: The Lost World of the Suffragettes (Radio 4)

Pamela Druckerman, ‘If I Sleep for an Hour, 30 People Will Die’ (NY Times)

Chiara Beccalossi, Italian Sexualities Uncovered (Notches)

Derek Johns, Jan Morris at 90: she has shown us the world (Guardian)

Justin Torres, Dog-Walking for a Wealthy Narcissist (New Yorker)

Eric Foner, Enter Hamilton (LRB)

Sarah Maslin Nir, ‘We Are a Big Family’: Dealers Unite Against Thefts of Rare Books (NY Times)

Noel Malcolm, ‘I have the temperament of a harlot’: on the life of Steven Runciman (New Statesman)

Yitzchak:

Ben Lazarus, “Jewish Guitar God Mike Bloomfield’s Blues” (Tablet)

Maya Jasanoff, “The Great Trap for All Americans” (NYRB)

Nathaniel B. Davis, “If War Can Have Ethics, Wall Street Can, Too” (NY Times)

Louis Menand, “Karl Marx, Yesterday and Today” (New Yorker)

Brooke:

Rafia Zakaria, Introduction to Reading Other Women (Boston Review)

Alexandra Kleeman & Lincoln Mitchell (Interview, Bomb Magazine)

Katie O’Reilly, Beyond the Queer Victory Narrative: Inside the Gay Lit Invasion of North Carolina (LARB)

Daniel:

Amy Allen, “The End of Progress” (Notre Dame Philosophical Review)

Daniel Blonn, “A Tale of Blue Cities” (LARB)

Minute Physics, “Do Cause and Effect Really Exist? (Youtube)

Martin Filler, “A Higher Form of High Rise” (New York Review of Books)

Daniel Little “What is Conceptual History” (Understanding Society)

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