What We’re Reading: Week of April 3

Here are a few interesting articles and pieces we found around the web this week. If you come across something that other intellectual historians might enjoy, please let us know in the comments section.

Erin:

Jennifer Schuessler, “A Trove of the Women’s Suffrage Struggle, Found in an Old Box” (NYTimes)

Richard Hell, “Confessions of a Book Collector” (Village Voice)

Helen Vendler, “The Two Robert Lowells” (NYRB)

Derek Dunne, “Sign Here Please: ____________ Blank Forms from the Folger Collection” (The Collation)

Emily:

Adrian Searle, Queer British Art 1861-1967 — strange, sexy, heartwrenching (Guardian)

Nico Muhly, Why Choral Music is Slow Food for the Soul (NY Times)

Ariel Levy, Catherine Opie, All-American Subversive (New Yorker)

Tom Crewe, Oh, you clever people! The Unrelenting Bensons (LRB)

Christopher Browning, Lessons from Hitler’s Rise (NYRB)

Andrew O’Hagan, On Robert Silvers (LRB)

Tony Sewell and Mike Grenier with Philip Dodds, Education Slow and Fast (Free Thinking, BBC Radio 3)

Derek:

Kenneth K. Wong, Redefining the federal role in public education(Brookings)

Matthew M. Chingos and Kristin BlaggWho could benefit from school choice?(Brookings)

(Film) Paterson, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch

Walter Russell Meade, The Jacksonian Revolt(Foreign Affairs)

Ross Andersen, Welcome to Pleistocene Park(The Atlantic)

Kimberly Harrington, The Resistance will be brought to you by Pepsi(McSweeneys)

Eric:

Greg Afinogenov, “Desperation Time” (N+1).

Ayana Mathis, “On Impractical Urges” (Guernica).

Charles Mills interviewed by Neil Roberts, “The Critique of Racial Liberalism” (Black Perspectives)

Spence:

Dennis Duncan, “Index, A celebration of the” (TLS)

Paul B. Sturtevant, “Recovering a ‘Lost’ Medieval Africa: Interview with Chapurukha Kusimba, part I” (The Public Medievalist)

Colin Dickey, “Forging Nature” (The Los Angeles Review of Books)

John Rieder, “An Image of Africa from the Sky” (The Los Angeles Review of Books)

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