Yearly Archives: 2009

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  • 21
    Dec

    2009

    politics

    Robert P. George: A Rising Star on the Right

    In Sunday’s New York Times, David D. Kirkpatrick wrote a fascinating profile on Cambridge author Robert P. George, tracing his steady rise to leadership as the public face of the conservative Christian...

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  • 18
    Dec

    2009

    new-years-books

    Happy Holidays!

    The holidays approach. There won’t be any updates until the new year. In the meantime, happy holidays, everyone! Read More ?

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  • 16
    Dec

    2009

    kinzerwinter

    The Sky This Winter

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about holiday gifts for potential stargazers. I argued against buying a telescope as a first step, and instead encouraged people to begin with the naked eye or binoculars....

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  • 15
    Dec

    2009

    orion

    Brother Consolmagno on Colbert Report

    Brother Guy Consolmagno of the Vatican Observatory landed on the Colbert Report earlier this month, and I totally missed it until now! Consolmagno is an author of one of our perpetually best-loved astronomy...

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  • 8
    Dec

    2009

    science

    Old Book Smell Analyzed

    Finally, someone went and scientifically analyzed that “old book” smell that we in publishing love so much. Thanks, Britain! Read more at UPI >> Read More ?

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  • 8
    Dec

    2009

    talisse

    The Simple Truth

    Political commentary proceeds by means of debate rather than report today. This is an understandable consequence of the new technology, which makes engagement easy. The heightened exposure to debate is...

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  • 4
    Dec

    2009

    behind-the-scenes

    Empire State Building Goes Blue

    Tonight, through December 6, the Empire State Building will light up blue for Cambridge’s 800th Anniversary! Keep an eye out. The schedule can be found here >> Plenty of folks here in NY will...

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  • 4
    Dec

    2009

    hulme

    The Science and Politics of Climate Change

    Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Mike Hulme has given us the most eloquently clear and reasonable outlook on the intersection of science, politics, economics, and the public that I have yet come across. *...

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