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09
Jul

Barnum Brown, Fossil Hunter

For 65 million years, Tyrannosaurus rex lay petrified under the earth, until Barnum Brown—fossil collector, oil consultant, onetime spy, and world-famous paleontologist with immaculate style—uncovered them at Montana’s Hell Creek Formation in …

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02
Jul

Jean Pfaelzer at Angel Island, July 3

If you saw yesterday’s post highlighting KQED’s Forum discussion with authors Tyche Hendricks and Peter Schrag and listened to the insightful interview, you heard a lot about immigration in the US, both …

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25
Jun

French Soccer and Empire’s Legacy

UC Press Podcast with Laurent Dubois: [podcast]https://www.ucpress.edu/content/podcasts/11303.mp3[/podcast] France lost to South Africa on Tuesday, in the last game of the 2010 World Cup for “Les Bleus”. Their exit from the tournament followed …

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21
Jun

Book Launch Recap: Getting it Wrong

This past Saturday, W. Joseph Campbell launched his book, Getting it Wrong, with a talk and book signing at the Newseum in Washington, DC. He brings us the highlights, and audience members’ …

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