Samuel Kassow recounts the efforts by Polish historian Emanuel Ringelblum and a group of amateur and professional historians, the Oyneg Shabes, who worked secretly from 1940 to 1943 to record Jewish suffering and subsequently hid thousands of records prior to the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto. This event was hosted by the Tenement Museum in New York City.
Sanders will premiere his latest book, A Conservationist Manifesto, at the event. The evening will also include live music by Tom Roznowski (author of the forthcoming book An American Hometown), a "moveable feast" of selected tapas by chef Daniel Orr (author of the forthcoming book FARMfood), samplings of beer from the Brewers of Indiana Guild and wine from Oliver Winery, and readings by the author. A limited number of advanced copies of A Conservationist Manifesto will be signed by Sanders and available for purchase at the event.
The theme of the evening is an awareness of sustainability and natural resources throughout south-central Indiana. A portion of all proceeds will benefit the land preservation and restoration programs of The Sycamore Land Trust.
"Asha Sharma, the author of this lovingly detailed and enormously moving biography, is a granddaughter of Stokes. She graduated from Columbia University's school of journalism and served as a research associate at the University of California, Berkeley.
Her excellent combination of smooth storytelling and primary-source digging (drawing on such family material as Stokes' 25 years of letters to his mother back here) reflects those affiliations. Sharma makes Stokes' story alluring in both its early Philadelphia moments and its long unfolding in India." —Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer
David McGill, author of Sound in Motion and principal bassoonist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, will present a workshop and masterclass featuring George Etheridge and the Capital Wind Symphony this Wednesday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 p.m. (EST). The workshop/masterclass will be broadcast live on banddirector.com. Sign up for an email reminder about this event.
Darwin's Ark poet Philip Appleman and illustrator Rudy Pozzatti will be presenters at the workshop "Darwin, the Arts, and the Aesthetics of the Ordinary" Feb. 19 at 10 a.m. at The Stone Age Institute in Gosport, IN. The workshop is part of IU's 25th annual ArtsWeek, a winter festival showcasing an array of arts, entertainment and discussion surrounding the theme "Politics and the Arts." Details on the workshop follow:
Today marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin. In honor of this occasion, we are participating in the blog swarm hosted by the Blog for Darwin site. Below are some suggested readings to further your understanding of Darwin and evolution:
Now in a new paperback edition, this book is a collection of Philip Appleman's poems on Darwinian themes, stunningly illustrated by internationally known printmaker Rudy Pozzatti.
Owen's Ape and Darwin's Bulldog
With the debate between Richard Owen and Thomas Huxley on the differences between the ape and human brains as its focus, this book explores several ways in which philosophical ideas and scientific practice influenced the discussion of evolution in the years before and after Darwin's publication of The Origin of Species.
Islands in the Cosmos
Forthcoming later this summer, this book traces a path from the dawn of the universe to speculations about our future on this planet. It focuses on the physical and biological processes in evolution, which interact to favor more successful, and eliminate less successful, forms of life.
The following titles were reviewed in the February issue of Choice magazine (requires subscription):
Antisemitic Myths: "...has great potential for class use. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries."