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December 16, 2016

A Year in Reading: Anuradha Roy 0

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When Armistice Days and Veteran Days come around annually, few in the West remember the millions of colonized people who suffered and sacrificed in a war they did not choose.

December 16, 2016

Democracy Sausage 0

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“[T]he term was first recorded in 2012, but its use increased significantly during the federal election this year, especially with the popularity of several websites set up to help voters find polling stations with sausage sizzles.” Australia’s word of the year is “democracy sausage,” reports The Canberra Times. Other national choices, according to Mental Floss: postfaktisch, or “post-truth” […]

December 16, 2016

A Year in Reading: Madeleine Thien 0

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They are profoundly powerful not only in their observations and stories, but in how courageously and carefully they speak to our present moment.

December 16, 2016

A Year in Reading: Lisa Lucas 1

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When I finished the book, I immediately called a friend and said ‘this book is precisely why I do the work I do.’

December 15, 2016

A Year in Reading: Dan Chaon 3

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Let’s face it. 2016 sucked. It will go down as one of the cruddiest years in the 50 or so that I’ve walked the earth.

December 15, 2016

A Little Late 0

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“[T]he school has calculated that the overdue fine would have been £7,446.” Granddaughter returns her grandfather’s library book after 120 years, is forgiven all late fines, reports The Guardian.

December 15, 2016

Library Books About Library Books 0

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“A colouring book, Colouring in the Lions, will head the list for children and feature vintage art from the NYPL archive. Also planned is a yet-to-be-titled picture book featuring Patience and Fortitude – the two lion statues that stand at the entrance to the library’s main building – and a YA novel based on the […]

December 15, 2016

A Year in Reading: Danielle Dutton 3

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These are the books I spent the most time with, the ones I was able to get seriously and satisfyingly intimate with.

December 15, 2016

A Year in Reading: Natalie Baszile 0

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I spent a lot of 2016 feeling outraged. Too many black bodies killed. Too much intolerance and fear, too many acquittals, too little justice.

December 14, 2016

A Year in Reading: Chloe Caldwell 1

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If you liked The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson, you’ll love Abandon Me by Melissa Febos.