Wednesday Jul 16
The 1926 satirical sf novel King Goshawk and the Birds , by Irish playwright and novelist Eimar O'Duffy, is set in a future world devastated by progress.
Who was the first Englishman to fly?
Two hundred years ago James Sadler was a name on every Englishman's lips. The pastry chef from Oxford with a gift for science became the first ever Englishman to fly.
$6.2M Transaction Visits Village Green Apartments
Ownership of Village Green Apartments at 7601 Chicot Road shifted between two New York limited liability companies.
The Little Professor
Some Danger Involved
At Dad the Emeritus Historian of Graeco-Roman Egypt's suggestion, I picked up Some Danger Involved , the first book in Will Thomas' series about late-Victorian detectives Barker and Llewelyn.
The Star Press
First Thursday: Coloring wall returns to Heorot
Brian and Genny Gordy will celebrate 25 years of fine art and framing during First Thursday festivities today.
Indian personal names are a mystery to the rest of the planet. In my youth I spent almost three years in Mumbai in an Indian newspaper, and never got even near to mastering them.
Bureau County Republican
Festival 56 presents 'As You Like It'
Festival 56 will open its 11th season of free Shakespeare in Princeton's Soldiers and Sailors Park at 7:30 p.m. July 6 with the comedy “As You Like It.” After opening night, it will be performed at the same time every Wednesday and Sunday evening through July 27. Fifteen minutes before each performance of "As You Like It," Festival 56 ... (more)
Our enduring paradox: slavery and freedom born together
What to do if the people supposed to serve as the "workers" won't work? In American Slavery, American Freedom, Edmund S. Morgan makes the case that in early Virginia the plantation-owning class solved this ongoing dilemma by instituting chattel slavery and further securing their economic and political power by creating the racial caste system ... (more)
Brad DeLong's Semi-Daily Journal
Alfred Marshall on Nineteenth-Century English Economics and Economists
Alfred Marshall : Cambridge Inaugural Lecture: The Present Position of Economics "It is commonly said that those who set the tone of economic thought... ...in England in the earlier part of the century were theorists who neglected the study of fact, and that this was specially an English fault.
Cinema Blend News
Simon Pegg Freaks Out And Flies In Hector And The Search For Happiness Trailer
From Spaced and Shaun of the Dead to Paul and Star Trek , Simon Pegg has perfected playing rage-filled geeks, and we see a moment of such abrupt and senseless rage in the trailer above for his latest.