1925 – Scopes Trial begins In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial”. John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law.
audio • this week’s On the Media from NPR has a piece on the history of the Freedom of Information Act.
audio • from NPR reviews of The Poe Shadow, by Matthew Pearl, and Louis Bayard’s The Pale Blue Eye which both prove that Edgar Allen Poe isn’t really dead.
sounds reasonable • A woman moving from Butte, Montana to Portland, Oregon, would rather give 35-thousand books to a charity, than transport them.
something new • a review of Jason Roberts’ book “A Sense of the World: How a Blind Man Became History’s Greatest Traveler”