Biological and Chemical Warfare in the Ancient World
Howard Merkel's book tracks six epidemics and their effects on American medical policy.
When he's funny Block can be as hilarious as Donald Westlake, one of my true writing heroes....
What if history had happened differently? Blogcritics writers take on alternate history from many viewpoints...
I may be hooked on Argentine Tango, but I could never do what this author did...
Wordplay in a Time of War: Examines British consciousness in the wake of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Reading Kurt Vonnegut's latest work makes one thing clear. Vonnegut believes the title is self-descriptive.
Painter Basquiat was a huge jazz fan, and this CD is comprised of several uncompromising bebop musicians who inspired him.
How does a little jazz music French style sound?
The shadow of the harp that dominates the stage drops a line of darkness across Joanna Newsom's face.
The maestro is playing an instrument with only two octaves and four humble strings.
They have popped collars, pink shirts, gelled hair, and may wear those fashionable Lance Armstrong bracelets on their hand.
Beginning in early September extending through November, hawks and other birds of prey can be seen migrating from the northeast...
It's great to see women making strides around the world.
Someone forgot to pay the power bill ......
Captain John Ogonowski, American Airlines pilot of Flight 11. I never met him, but I had friends who knew him well.
Chris Muir's excellent Day By Day cartoon, for September 12, 2005
Proof positive that desperate times will move rational people to do desperate, irrational things.
The GOP exploitation of the largest American mass-murder ever continues unabated --even 4 years later. Their use of a disaster for partisan political gain is one of the saddest and most shameful displays ever seen in the USA.
As I expected, there is already a crescendo of voices railing against George Will and his comments on This Week.
In the wake of Katrina, a top lobbyist rethinks his priorities... for a few minutes, at least.
Look, if you're going to give a judge a litmus test at least have the balls to admit it. What is with this third-grade guessing game load of crap?
What do you know; it's a flash from the past who needs a flashback TO the past.
Big boxes are trying to push into New York, and in the presidential election, they may be a political flashpoint.
Anyone who has been a teenager knows the idea of abstinence is about as realistic as jumping to the moon.
The rate moves to 48.5 cents per mile, but only between Sept. 1 and the end of the year.
Every week the news from Australia is only cause for further depression about its prospects.
Orange ... in Northern Ireland it means business as usual: violence and death.
She's Lousiana's Governor with a plan. Cohen admires failure and Celine lectures us on looters.
A pastor, sharing the stage with Texas Gov. Perry, asks if G-d sent Hurricane Katrina to cleanse us of sinners.
Apparently we've decided to memorialize the events of 9/11 with divisiveness, intolerance and opportunism.
President Bush's "sound science" principle: if it sounds like science, it must be wrong.
Fever Pitch blends its romance, comedy, and sports together with such zip that it's hard to imagine anyone feeling cheated.
More than 30 years after Deep Throat's provocative debut, this documentary examines the legacy that the most profitable film of all-time left on society.
Heed the warning bell, and avoid this substandard Shyamalan charade.