Monday, October 01, 2007

Links & Reviews

A belated selection of links and reviews this week, which also seems a bit short for some reason.

- John Overholt found a 1909 Samuel Johnson-themed calendar amongst the Hyde Collection goodies at Harvard.

- Paul Collins, his wife Jennifer and their son Morgan are the subject of a fascinating interview on NPR's "Speaking of Faith", Paul notes at Weekend Stubble. Morgan, who is autistic, is the subject of Paul's book Not Even Wrong. Paul writes: "Both the hour-long show and the unedited two hour raw footage of the entire interview (and I mean entire, right down to a long sound check) are at their website. They've done a beautiful job with the site, including both my own 2005 Times piece on Prozac and autism, Stephen Jay Gould's wonderful essay on his autistic son, and Morgan's own selection of his favorite Youtube videos."

- Joseph Ellis reviews Jay Winik's The Great Upheaval in this weekend's NYTimes Book Review.

- Travis updates us on the Jay Miller case, which has been postponed now until (at least) 11 October. "Apparently the US Attorney in New Hampshire is waiting on the US Attorney in California to send some stuff that, in turn, will allow the US Attorney in New Hampshire to send some stuff back."

- Scott Brown passes along a New Yorker piece on the Strand's books-by-the-foot program, which was used for set-decoration in the upcoming Indiana Jones movie.

- Colophon has a new list of books on books (No. 166) for your perusal. Some wonderful stuff, as always.

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