ANOTHER HERE, PLEASE

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GOOD MEDICINE The most detailed map of the universe James Earl Jones reads Walt Whitman $213 train ride across America PARENTING X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out Victorian-era daguerrotypes of women breastfeeding THE FUCK? World War 3 is coming The coding of white trash in academia Conscious consumerism is a lie GNOTHI SEAUTON The […]

BRAIN FOOD

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MUSIC Beyoncé, Black Mamahood & Affirmation Bette Midler live in Cleveland 1976 My Brightest Diamond | This is My Hand WORDS Rebecca Solnit on Virginia Woolf’s darkness AWP: (might as well) give the books away We know what works in teaching composition WHAT DO WE KNOW Iceland knows how to stop teen substance abuse The […]

SIGH AND BLUNDER

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FILM We Live in Public (full documentary): the early tech boom, hubris and art Maggie Cheung retrospective Despotism (1946) READING & WRITING Transit Books talks with Publisher’s Weekly Hating the press is not American Interview with James Ellroy in the Paris Review Where are the female lit mag editors? Here. HISTORY About Belle Starr, American […]

After the Turkey

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FLYING SUCKS Study finds flying in America is worse than ever Why does airline travel make people grumpy? Why air travel sucks How designers would fix air travel How Obama is trying to make air travel better (This is one thing that was better in the 1960s) WOMEN OF GLORY 10 things you probably didn’t […]

HOT OFF THE PRESSES: SHAKESPEARE NOT SHAKESPEARE

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At least not the Shakespeare we thought:  “Oxford University Press has announced that its new edition of the complete works of William Shakespeare will credit Christopher Marlowe as a co-author on the three Henry VI plays.” Read more here and here.  If you want to learn more about Shakespeare *cough* Christopher Marlowe *cough* (CAN YOU TELL […]

FALL IN

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Again, the season shifts, and like every year the change is expected and welcome. Today it is raining where I am, but I still wait for that first day when the temperature is cool enough for me to wear a hoodie, my puffy vest, and wool socks. Bundling brings comfort, perhaps a leftover joy of infancy. […]