James Shapiro Edits New Anthology on Shakespeare in America

James Shapiro is among the best known Shakespeare scholars in the world. His award-winning books include Shakespeare and the Jews (1995), A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare: 1599 (2005) and Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? (2010).

His latest book is a departure of sorts. Shakespeare in America: An Anthology from the Revolution to Now, published to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth on April 23, 1564, is a 700-page collection that Shapiro edited. It features writings on Shakespeare by novelists, essayists, film critics, politicians and poets.

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Psychology professor Daphna Shohamy has found that there’s a lot of “cross-talk” in the human brain, raising questions about what different parts of the brain are doing as people learn, and how what we learn affects the decisions we make.

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Exposing the Hazards of Lead Poisoning

A California judge has called David Rosner “the people’s historian.” Although the judge was speaking of Rosner’s role in a case that lists the People of the State of California as plaintiff, it is an apt description of someone who has spent decades studying environmental hazards, especially the toxic effects of lead paint on children.

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