event • (WA) a collection of L. Frank Baum items is on display at Gonzaga University. The Beyond Oz: Highlights from the L. Frank Baum Collection of Currie Corbin exhibition runs through June 30.
cookies • US scholar James Shapiro’s latest book – 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare – has won the Society for Theatre Research’s 2005 Theatre Book Prize.
off the rack • Freakonomics author & Harper Collins being sued for defamation by former Yale Law School researcher John Lott. Levitt wrote that other scholars have been unable to replicate Lott’s research linking lower crime rates with the right to carry guns. The passage amounts to an allegation that Lott falsified his results, according to the suit.