Just in time for Canada History Week the folks at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography had done a makeover to their website. The result makes for a vastly improved visitor experience. As a taste test, try this new bio of historian Donald Creighton.
For the Fourth of July, Slate published a critical review of new books about the American Revolution.
Thinking of a trip to Italy? Anna Somers Cocks raises the red flag about "The Coming Death of Venice" in the New York Review of Books.