Sunday, January 17, 2010

More about Tiger

A post last month mentioned Mike Wise's article about Tiger Woods and suggested that Tiger was looking for something that only God could provide.

Then Brit Hume made his infamous comments about Tiger and religion.
The New York Times columnist Ross Douthat defends Brit Hume and the virtue of including faith and theology in the public square.

Cicero is a superstar

That was the line on the cover of the January issue of First Things. Mary Ann Glendon discusses the life of Cicero, the Roman statesman, and what he "thought about many of the issues that young persons with political aspirations still ponder today."

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Norman Rockwell's photos

A new book offers a revealing look at how the artist created his homey illustrations for The Saturday Evening Post.

Norman Rockwell's Neighborhood, by Richard B. Woodward, Smithsonian magazine, December 2009.

Early maps of America

Two obscure 16th-century German scholars named the American continent and changed the way people thought about the world: The Waldseemüller Map: Charting the New World, by Toby Lester, Smithsonian magazine, December 2009.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Monopoly games never end

Some Monopoly games never end. Some folks at Cornell have explained why and estimated the probability that a game will never end as approximately 12 percent.