Some things to help end your weekend:
* The ancient and medieval Carnivalesque is up at Another Damned Medievalist. I’ve just finished reading the collection of posts about the HBO series Rome. I’ve enjoyed the series but I don’t know enough late Republican-early Imperial Roman history to judge its accuracy–luckily bloggers do it for me!
* New Kid on the Hallway notes that December 1st was Blog Against Racism Day. I don’t know how someone like me, who is interested in issues of race historically, missed this. New Kid did a great post.
* Scott Eric Kaufman has an…unforgettable? encounter in his own office.
* Can’t get Plan B at Target because the pharmacist won’t fill a prescription against his religious beliefs? Vent your frustration with Plan Brat. (I am starting to feel sorry for Le Target. First a boycott based on its pharmacy policy, and now a boycott because it doesn’t celebrate Christmas properly. Target just can’t get please anybody.)
* At the Little Professor’s, a brief essay about academic genealogies. It attracted my attention because the article she draws from is about the state of early American history as a field. I’ll have more to say about this later, but for now, quickly: why is it that this discussion is happening in small, less frequently read journals than in the main early American history journal, the William and Mary Quarterly? Food for thought.
This Week’s Acquisitions None. Rebecca bought no books this past week. Sigh.