Tracing the persistent myth of Native extinction

Historian and author Jean M. O’Brien (Ojibwe) has a very nice Q&A posted at the First Peoples: New Directions in Indigenous Studies blog. O’Brien, who is associate professor of history and American Indian studies at the University of Minnesota, is author of Firsting and Lasting: Writing Indians out of Existence in New England, which will … More Tracing the persistent myth of Native extinction

"Architect Barbie" may have lost, but the campaign for women in architecture continues

**SEE STORY UPDATE BELOW** Author Despina Stratigakos may not have won her campaign for Architect Barbie in Mattell’s “I Can Be” contest. But she is picking up some serious credit, including an appearance on Architect Magazine’s website, for her role in encouraging females to think of themselves as architect material. “Discussions about diversity in architecture … More "Architect Barbie" may have lost, but the campaign for women in architecture continues

On the Gesamtkunstwerk

Juliet Koss talks with NPR Berlin’s “The Berlin Journal” radio show about her forthcoming book Modernism after Wagner (February 2010). She iterates that this is not just another book on Wagner, rather it is about his term Gesamtkunstwerk, how it is a term often thrown around yet not clearly defined and contextualized. She says: Certainly … More On the Gesamtkunstwerk