rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Apr. 16th, 2017 06:26 pm)
The Curse of Cash )The Shakespeare Riots )Nigel Cliff, The Shakespeare Riots: Late nineteenth-century Americans and Britons were pretty serious about their Shakespeare. Both claimed him as their inheritance, and most of the book is taken up describing the cultural role of Shakespearean actors and Shakespeare’s plays in the period; it ends in a big riot because of anti-British feeling in New York played out through the bodies of two actors in competing presentations and with competing acting styles, the more emotional and physical American versus the more thoughtful Briton.

The Vaccine Race )

Nation Without Borders )
Everglades )Nursing war stories )Theresa Brown, The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives: Everyone likes war stories, right? These are ordinary stories from an oncology floor at a teaching hospital, with small victories, small losses, petty patients and graceful ones. If you really like medical stories, this will please, but not otherwise.

Actual war stories )

Bellevue )

von Humboldt )
rivkat: Dean reading (dean reading)
( Jan. 16th, 2011 07:44 am)
Beginning my triennial Farscape rewatch. It was really nice to hear Crichton’s voice.

Zombie steampunk, Superman: Earth One, Chris Ware )

News and views:

First up, I am not going to be a reluctant New Yorker much longer. Z. got a tenure-track job near DC, so we are going home. We may have to live in Virginia (The horror! The horror! And believe you me, Heart of Darkness references are not much misplaced with respect to certain aspects of Virginia.), but we'll be in the greater DC area. I will greatly miss my colleagues and the wonderful fans of NY, people like [livejournal.com profile] cesperanza, [livejournal.com profile] astolat, [livejournal.com profile] geekturnedvamp, and many, many others. Also, I'll miss my 24-hour gym and the St. Agnes book sale. But I won't miss the crowds or the noise.

I celebrate by drawing down on my to-review pile; what, you didn't know I was a geek? Nonfiction, sf and mystery )

Coming soon: review essay on becoming a pornographer.



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