July 5th is National Bikini Day

As everybody on social media knows by now, today is National Bikini Day. The bikini made its debut in 1946 and hasn’t left the pool or beach in nearly sixty years. For this, we are indebted to the French designer Louis Reard. His then considered scandalous bikini style embodied the freedom recently won in World…

Short Takes: News and Reviews

On Short Takes today: Press news—Book Blowout 2017, author interviews, and more; announcing Annotations, a new podcast from UGA Press; BEA; Foreign Rights news; Awards news; and the latest reviews.