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Title: A. Meleagrou-Hitchens, "Incitement: Anwar al-Awlaki’s Western Jihad" (Harvard UP, 2020)

John E. Joseph, “Saussure” (Oxford UP, 2012)

May 20th, 2013

Pretty much everyone who’s done a linguistics course has come across the name of Ferdinand de Saussure – a name that’s attached to such… Go to Episode

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, “Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted” (Simon & Schuster, 2013)

April 30th, 2013

Forty years after its debut, The Mary Tyler Moore Show remains one of the most beloved and successful television sitcoms of all time. But Jennifer Keishin… Go to Episode

Lisa Chaney, “Coco Chanel: An Intimate Life”

April 1st, 2013

As a reader, biography offers not simply an opportunity to read about the life of another, but also an invitation to ponder the choices that are available… Go to Episode

Carl Rollyson, “Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews” (University Press of Mississippi, 2012)

February 15th, 2013

Dana Andrews was one of the major films stars of the 1940s, and yet he was never nominated for an Academy Award. The posterboy for the ‘male mask’… Go to Episode