Balzac’s Paris: The City as Human Comedy by Eric Hazan review – street spirit | History books

Balzac’s Paris: The City as Human Comedy by Eric Hazan review – street spirit | History books

Eric Hazan, a lifelong Parisian who died in June, wrote several books about his hometown, with a particular focus on the class politics of the built environment. In Balzac’s Paris he revisits... Read more »
Credit at last for female screenwriter airbrushed from Hollywood history | Movies

Credit at last for female screenwriter airbrushed from Hollywood history | Movies

To screenwriters in the 1950s, she was a major power player, fighting for pay rises and striking rights. To the Hollywood studio heads, she was “the meanest bitch in town”. Now, a... Read more »
Paris ’44: The Shame and the Glory by Patrick Bishop review – a gripping account of the City of Light’s liberation | History books

Challenger by Adam Higginbotham review – chronicle of a disaster foretold | History books

In 1986, two catastrophic events occurred on either side of the cold war divide that shocked the world. On 28 January, 73 seconds after takeoff, the US space shuttle Challenger broke apart... Read more »
the long history of censorship in prisons

the long history of censorship in prisons

America’s unseen book bans: the long history of censorship in prisons May 09 2024 Tens of thousands of books are banned in US prisons, in an often arbitrary process that limits education... Read more »
a Brief History and Overview

a Brief History and Overview

The Pulitzer Prize (pronounced PULL-it-sir) is awarded annually for outstanding public service and achievement in American journalism, literature, and music. Presented each year since 1917, it’s considered the country’s most prestigious award... Read more »
Paris ’44: The Shame and the Glory by Patrick Bishop review – a gripping account of the City of Light’s liberation | History books

Theses on the Metaphors of Digital-Textual History

Digital spaces are saturated with metaphor: we have pages, sites, mice, and windows. Yet, in the world of digital textuality, these metaphors no longer function as we might expect. Martin Paul Eve... Read more »
a Brief History and Overview

A Spatial History of How Racial Violence…

The violence that spread across Harlem on the night of March 19, 1935 was the first large-scale racial disorder in the United States in more than a decade and the first occurrence... Read more »
Balzac’s Paris: The City as Human Comedy by Eric Hazan review – street spirit | History books

From Homer to Gaza, the History of Books in Wartime

At Christmas, 1939, a few months into the new World War, London bookshops were very busy. The war was bringing in a public eager to learn about weapons, planes, and the nature... Read more »
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