It has been said practically since it was first developed that the codex is on a march toward extinction. Yet, for the first time in history e-books have outsold print. Maybe this time, it’s true, writes Ben Ehrenreich in the Los Angeles Times. “None of […]

Alyssa Ford, a former Greenspring colleague of mine, has this great Star Tribune profile of Anatoly Liberman, a University of Minnesota professor who is trying to finish what’s turned into a lifelong project: a comprehensive dictionary of some of the most misunderstood English words. For […]

Some fascinating new research has surfaced as the how language first developed and evolved. According to a recent article published in Nature, language has not developed on a linear path like scholars have always thought. From the story in Wired: “It’s widely thought that human […]

This video touches me every time I view it. Taken from a documentary called Playing for Change: Peace Through Music, musicians from around the world play together on a rendition of Bob Marley’s classic call for world peace, One Love.

Though an unbeliever, Christopher Hitchens has written a tribute of sorts to the King James Bible which turns 400 years old this year: “Four hundred years ago, just as William Shakespeare was reaching the height of his powers and showing the new scope and variety […]

I’ve just finished The Information by James Gleick, one of the finest science writers in the business. I loved the book and would highly recommend it. To learn more about James Gleick, check out his website here. From Gleicks bio page: His first book, Chaos, […]