Archive for May, 2012

The Appian Way

The Appian Way
Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Classics at Princeton, Bob Kaster brings flair and scholarship to this charmingly digressive, extended essay on his travels from Rome to Brinbdisi on The Appian Way. In addition to illuminating the history and culture of the ancient Via Appia, Kaster helpfully includes a “baker’s dozen of must-stops”,  a
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Top 10 Cycling Books

Top 10 Cycling Books
In celebration of Bicycle Month, National Bike to Work Day — and the launch this summer of New York’s ambitious, highly anticipated bike-share program (10,000 bikes!), here are our top books on cycling. Our friend David Campbell at Cannondale suggests Joe Parkin’s A Dog in a Hat for its gritty, realistic depiction of the life
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Dmanisi, Georgia

Dmanisi, Georgia
Kindly contributed by Ian Tattersall, author of Masters of the Planet: The Search for Our Human Origins. Besides being a neighbor in the West Village, Tattersall co-curated the marvelous Spitzer Hall of the Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History, where he is curator emeritus in the Division of Anthropology. Tattersall is also
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