Venice is renowned the world over for its glass-making traditions. People from far and wide visit the lively industrial island on the northwest side of the city called Murano, for centuries the center of glass production.
The Washington Independent Review of Books reviews Chinese Martial Arts: From Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century, praising author Peter Lorge’s “masterful job of detailing the evolution of martial arts from the aristocrats of the Shang dynasty (approximately 1600 B.C.) to the practitioners of the 21st century.”
Are more “derechos” in store? The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places We Live author Brian Stone, Jr speaks to “Talk of the Nation” about how cities are planning for extreme weather.
Can the notion of the good be known through reason? Proceeding historically through ancient, modern, and postmodern thinkers, Owen Anderson studies beliefs about the good and how it is known, and how such beliefs shape claims about the moral law.
Treat yourself to a micro Venice vacation this afternoon, courtesy of San Diego State University and Venice: History of the Floating City author Joanne M. Ferraro.