Photo: Stone chopping tool from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Credit: “A History of the World in 100 Objects.”
Last year, BBC4 aired a program that tried to compress the history of the world into the stories of 100 artifacts from the British Museum. The series was so popular that it has been turned into a book titled “A History of the World in 100 Objects” that goes on sale in the U.S. on Monday. Carol Vogel of the New York Times takes a look at the objects that were used and the debates over which items to include.
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The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in Fort Worth, Texas, is honoring former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. “The Cowgirl Who Became a Justice: Sandra Day O’Connor” is on display through March 25, 2012.
Susan Whitall of the Detroit News writes that Paul McCartney is paying for the restoration of an 1877 Steinway used by Motown musicians. McCartney was visiting the Motown Historical Museum when he discovered that the piano was unplayable offered to fund its restoration by Steinway.