Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

The White Houses’s first website

How to write a sentence

Jonathan Yardley reviews Laura Auricchio, The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered

Place vs. empire

Ph.Ds in history are worse of all?

The Salem Witch Trials and language

Harvey Kaye reviews Richard Brookhiser’s new biography of Lincoln

Why you should review books


Slavery at the University of South Carolina

The 1990s in American religious history

Jill Lepore, Wonder Woman, and feminism

Billy Joel at The Garden

NASA recordings

Writer’s block

An archive of vintage advertisements from The New York Times

Mark Driscoll and Bill Clinton