Author Archives: Phil Paine

READINGAPRIL 2024

25335. [3] (Geof­frey Chaucer) The Can­ter­bury Tales: The Miller’s Pro­logue and Tale 
. . . . . [in Mid­dle English]
25336. (Edgar Pang­born) Wilder­ness of Spring
25337. (Christo­pher Mor­ris & John McK­en­ty) The 1936 CCM Fly­te ― Canada’s 
. . . . . Con­tri­bu­tion to the Stream­lined Decade [arti­cle]
25338. (Char­lotte Booth) The Ancient Egyp­tians for Dummies
25339. (Effrosi­ni Rodi­ti, et al) Life-His­to­ry of Palae­olox­o­dan antiqu­us reveals Middle 
. . . . . Pleis­tocene Glacial Refugium in the Mega­lopo­lis Basin, Greece [arti­cle]
25340. (Remke Kruk) Ibn Hazm’s Tad­poles: A Zāhirite Reads the Book of Nature [arti­cle]
25341. (Loret­ta Kil­roe) Giraffes at Faras ― The Exchange of Goods and Ideas across 
. . . . . Kush [arti­cle]
25342. (Alan Moore & Dave Gib­bons) Watch­men #8 [comix]
25343. (Jeanet Bentzen, Jacob Gern­er Hariri & James A. Robin­son) The Indigenous 
. . . . . Roots of Rep­re­sen­ta­tive Democracy
25344. (Rana Özbal & Fokke Ger­rit­sen) Farmer-For­ager Inter­ac­tions in the Neolithisation 
. . . . . of North­west Ana­to­lia: Reassess­ing the Evi­dence [arti­cle]
25345. (I. Zwir, et al) Evo­lu­tion of Genet­ic Net­works for Human Cre­ativ­i­ty [arti­cle]
25346. (Johannes Beltz) Con­test­ing Caste, Hier­ar­chy, and Hin­duism: Bud­dhist Discursive 
. . . . . Prac­tices in Maha­rash­tra [arti­cle]
25347. (Sören Stark) Xian­bei, Tegreg, and Rouran-Abar: Yihe-Nur and the Nomadic 
. . . . . World of Inner Asia between the Sec­ond and the Fifth/Early Sixth Cen­tu­ry CE 
. . . . . [arti­cle]
25348. (Mol­ly Lamb Bobak) Women in the Sec­ond World War through the Art of Molly 
. . . . . Lamb Bobak [art book]
25349. (Jesse Millek) The Fall of the Bronze Age and the Destruc­tion that Was­n’t [arti­cle]
25350. (Bar­tomeu Salvà Simon­et & Kewin Peche-Quili­chi­ni) Si loin, si proches? 
. . . . . Réflex­ions sur les habi­ta­tions ellip­tiques de l’âge du Bronze des Baléares et de 
. . . . . Corse [arti­cle]

READINGMARCH 2024

25323. (Robert A. Cook) The Vil­lage Remain s the Same: A Fort Ancient Exam­ple [arti­cle]
25324. (Vic­tor D. Thomp­son) Col­lec­tive Action and Vil­lage Life dur­ing the Late Archa­ic on 
. . . . . the Geor­gia Coast [arti­cle]
25325. [3] (Geof­frey Chaucer) The Can­ter­bury Tales: The Knight’s Tale [in Mid­dle English]
25326. (Robert A. Hein­lein) The Dis­cov­ery of the Future [Guest of Hon­or speech, 
. . . . . 3rd World­con, Den­ver, 1941]
25327. (Anon. / Pseu­do-Orpheus, 4th c. CE) The Orphic Arg­onau­ti­ca [tr. Jason Colavito]
25328. (Lynne P. Sul­li­van) The Path to the Coun­cil House: The Devel­op­ment of 
. . . . . Mis­sis­sip­pi­an Com­mu­ni­ties in South­east Ten­nessee [arti­cle]
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READINGFEBRUARY 2024

25297. (Ray­mond Massey) When I Was Young 
25298. [3] (Geof­frey Chaucer) The Can­ter­bury Tales: Gen­er­al Pro­logue [in Middle 
. . . . . English]
25299. (Kurt A. Jor­dan) From Nucle­at­ed Vil­lages to Dis­persed Net­works: Transformations 
. . . . . in Seneca Hau­denosaunee Com­mu­ni­ty Struc­ture, cir­ca AD 1669–1779 [arti­cle]
(Isa­iah Berlin) The Prop­er Study of Mankind ― An Anthol­o­gy of Essays [ed. Hen­ry Hardy 
 & Roger Hausheer]:
. . . . 25300. (Noel Anna) Fore­ward [pref­ace]
. . . . 25301. (Hen­ry Hardy) Edi­to­r­i­al Pref­ace [pref­ace]
. . . . 25302. (Roger Hausheer) Intro­duc­tion [pref­ace]
. . . . 25303. (Isa­iah Berlin) The Pur­suit of the Ide­al [arti­cle]
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READINGJANUARY 2024

25284. (Hol­ly M. Dunsworth) Human Ori­gins 101
25285. [2] (Jean de Lafontaine) Fables de La Fontaine, Tome 2 
25286. (Mol­ly O. Pat­ter­son, et al) Sen­si­tiv­i­ty of the West Antarc­tic Ice Sheet 
. . . . . to +2˚C [SWAIS 2C] [arti­cle]
25287. (Jane Austen) Northang­er Abbey
25288. (George Mac­Don­ald) At the Back of the North Wind
25289. (Zheng Tiant­ian) Con­test­ing Het­ero­nor­mal­i­ty: Recast­ing Same-sex Desire in 
. . . . . Chi­na’s Past and Present [arti­cle]
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Image of the Month

FILMSDECEMBER 2023

(Mankiewicz 1950) All About Eve
(Hitch­cock 1946) Notorious
(Cor­man 1963) The Raven
(Schenkel 2001) Mur­der on the Ori­ent Express
(Brooks 1974) Blaz­ing Saddles
(Hitch­cock 1954) Dial M for Murder
(Capra 1946) It’s a Won­der­ful Life
*(Yamaza­ki 2023) Godzil­la Minus One [black & white version]
(Lan­ders 1935) The Raven
(Cur­tiz 1942) Casablanca
(Hus­ton 1941) The Mal­tese Falcon

First-time listening for DECEMBER 2023

26657. (Heart) The Essen­tial Heart
26658. (Lau­ra Pausi­ni) Best of Lau­ra Pausi­ni: E ritorno da te
26659. (Belin­da Carlisle) Her Great­est Hits
26660. (Bana­nara­ma) The Great­est Hits Collection
26661. (DMX) Year of the Dog … Again
26662. (Gwen Stafani) The Sweet Escape
26663. (Edward Elgar) Sev­en Lieder [s. Pitt, Wilde & Savidge; p. Norris]
26664. (Edward Elgar) A War Song, Op.5
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READINGDECEMBER 2023

25274. (Jeff Lemire) Tales from the Farm [graph­ic novel]
25275. (Joseph Camp­bell) The Flight of the Wild Gander
25276. (Trevor Watkins) Archi­tec­ture and “The­atres of Mem­o­ry” in the Neolith­ic of 
. . . . . South­west Asia [arti­cle]
25277. (William Cranston Law­ton) The Suc­ces­sors of Homer
25278. (Tulasi Srini­vas) Won­der­ing About Won­der [arti­cle]
25279. (Chad Orzel) How to Teach Rel­a­tiv­i­ty to Your Dog
25280. (Justin A. Hol­comb, et al) Frost Action dur­ing the Younger Dryas Inferred from 
. . . . . Soil Micro­mor­phol­o­gy at Conn­ley Cave 5, Ore­gon [arti­cle]
25281. [2] (Alan Moore & Dave Gib­bons) Watch­men #4 [comix]
25282. (Bahat­tin Çelik & Orhan Ayaz) Rise of Göbek­li Tepe Cul­ture: “Hunt­ing Ground
. . . . . Econ­o­my” and the Role of Spec­u­la­tive “Knowl­edge” [arti­cle]
25283. (John Dry­den) Mar­riage à la Mode [play]

Image of the Month — Mt. Logan, Canada’s Highest Peak

This is Canada’s high­est peak [5,959 m (19,551 ft)] sur­round­ed by a vast area of moun­tains and glac­i­ers in Klu­ane Nation­al Park, Yukon. Unknown until 1890, when it was visu­al­ly iden­ti­fied from the peak of Mt. St. Elias, it was first climbed in 1925 by the Alpine Club of Cana­da. The trek to the moun­tain and the ascent took 65 days.

FILMSNOVEMBER 2023

(Car­pen­ter 1986) Big Trou­ble in Lit­tle China
(Bet­ten­dorf 2022) Not a Tame Lion
(Zemeck­is 1985) Back to the Future
(Rogers 2023) The Magician’s Elephant
(Brooks 1974) Young Frankenstein
(Hitch­cock 1960) Psycho
(Mossa­nen 2018) You Are Here: A Come from Away Story
(Rein­er 1987) The Princess Bride
(Jew­i­son 1967) In the Heat of the Night
(Reed 1949) The Third Man
(Zemeck­is 1997) Contact
(Brooks 1993) Robin Hood: Men in Tights