Month: August 2017

  • Eulogy closes

    Eulogy Belgian Tavern in Old City, Philadelphia closed suddenly: After shutting down for what was to be a week’s renovations, Mike Naessens has chosen to close Eulogy Belgian Tavern for good after 15 years at 136 Chestnut St. in Old City. In short, he’s concerned for his safety. Over a two-year span, Naessans said Friday, three […]

  • Comrade Detective

    I watched Comrade Detective, a six-episode Amazon miniseries, after a friend recommended it to me earlier this month. Chloe Schildhause at Vanity Fair answers the question “What the Hell is Comrade Detective?”: After delving deep into the archives of Cold War propaganda, Gatewood and Tanaka took inspiration from hits like the Czechoslovakian classic Thirty Cases…

  • Penn State News on ‘Student Broadcasting’ historical marker

    I shared the news last week that Penn State had placed an historical marker on campus for “Student Broadcasting.” Penn State News has an official feature up on the marker’s placement, along with a short video overview of student broadcasting’s 1912-present history: New historical marker celebrates ‘Student Broadcasting’ John Patishnock August 14, 2017 UNIVERSITY PARK…

  • ‘History of Penn State’ course fills up

    I wrote in May about Penn State’s “HIST 197- History of Penn State” course that debuts this fall semester. Penn State News featured the course’s creation at that time: “The History of Penn State” grew out of discussions with several Penn State alumni who serve on the board of the Nittany Valley Society (NVS), which works…

  • Free societies require pluralism

    James Damore, a Google engineer, was fired after a ten page memo he wrote on corporate culture went viral within the company, and then in public. He reflects on his firing: … I committed heresy against the Google creed by stating that not all disparities between men and women that we see in the world are…