Archive for September, 2018

History Book Festival

Sunday, September 30th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I'm always so nervous before giving a talk about any of my books. But I should have realized that the History Book Conference was going to be a whole other experience entirely. The people who run the conference ...

History Book Festival Tomorrow

Friday, September 28th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I'll be at the History Book Festival tomorrow in Lewes, DE! I'm going be interviewed about my book and the history of Blackwell's Island by the esteemed Dr. Jeffrey Fried. FYI: Blanche Wiesen Cook is giving the keynote address ...

My Brand New Windows

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

The windows in my apartment were so old and falling apart bats could fly in. For real. Proof here. I had a mosquito problem which I've posted about, and I was sure I would one day die from some ...

I Get Around Part 2: Talks I’m Giving in September

Monday, September 17th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I'm going to be giving a talk about my book Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York, at the Merchant's House Museum, 29 East Fourth Street. UPDATE: I just learned that we are rescheduling this for October. ...

Aretha Franklin Street

Monday, September 17th, 2018 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

A shot of the subway platform at the Franklin Street stop. When Aretha Franklin died riders put up signs changing Franklin Street to Aretha Franklin Street, as an homage. Apparently the MTA added the signs saying respect. When Echo ...