Whether you call it All Hallows’ Evening, Hallowe’en, or just plain old Halloween, we thought it would be a good time to suggest a few titles to those readers feeling the spirit.
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Mapping Virginia From the Age of Exploration to the Civil War William C. Wooldridge Foreword by John T. Casteen III Cloth · 392 pp. · 12 x 10.5 · ISBN 9780813932675 · $94.95 · Nov 2012 Readers of Virginia Living magazine will receive a 25% DISCOUNT on Mapping Virginia. To take advantage of this offer, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call [...]
Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin may be the VP candidate on the GOP ticket, but what especially interests a linguist like William Labov, author of the forthcoming Dialect Diversity in America: The Politics of Language Change, is the way the congressman pronounces a short “a” vowel.
The University of Virginia Press announces this week the launch of Rotunda’s SAH Archipedia, an online resource developed in collaboration with the Society of Architectural Historians. A richly illustrated, peer-reviewed database, SAH Archipedia offers a comprehensive view of some of the most notable architecture in the United States. This new resource examines thousands of buildings in the context of their communities and landscapes, explores all the forces that shaped them—from the aesthetic to the historical, economic, and geographical—and presents them in a fully searchable XML-based environment.
In their first presidential debate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney spent several minutes discussing K-12 education. They agreed on the need for a federal role, including at least some elements of Obama’s Race to the Top program, but disagreed on whether to distribute federal funds to states or, as Romney proposed as a way to promote school choice, to individual students. Beyond brief references to the value of community colleges and the challenge of paying tuition, the candidates did not engage the issue of higher education.