Sunday Night Odds and Ends

A few things online that caught my attention this week:

Sasha Frere-Jones reviews Robert Caro’s Working

Dylan scholars

When it comes to Israel, evangelical views are not monolithic

Should lovers of literature stay away from graduate school?

Do colleges and universities need a healthy does of “generous thinking“?

Do you want to be a “big league” social critic?

Apollo 11 banter

Iowa Christian Right “kingmaker” backs Steve King’s opponent

Moon landing deniers

Colson Whitehead

Early American legal historian Bruce Mann is married to Elizabeth Warren

Marilynne Robinson on the Puritans, capitalism, democracy and the “city upon a hill”

Chandra Manning reviews Stephanie McCurry, Women’s War: Fighting and Surviving the American Civil War

The myth of black Confederates

Springsteen-inspired plays

Capitalism and the fate of American literature

Thomas Jefferson’s cheese