August 12th, 2019

rivka as ww

Six the Musical & some nonfiction

We saw Six in London; my daughter fell in love and spent a full day watching performances on YouTube, which made me think of the days when fannishness required going uphill in the snow, both ways... (I thought it was fine but I would've clearly gotten more out of it had I been more familiar with the conventions of European song shows. Also I went & saw Hamilton in Chicago, and that was more awesome, sorry not sorry as Anne might say.)

Lydia Pyne, Genuine Fakes: How Phony Things Teach Us About Real StuffCollapse )

Kathleen DuVal, Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American RevolutionCollapse )
Daniel Okrent, The Guarded Gate: Bigotry, Eugenics, and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of AmericaCollapse )

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