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October 16, 2011

Cheese or Font? 0

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Serious foodie or just extremely well read? Play this game to see if the name you are given is a cheese or a font.

October 16, 2011

Book Scrapping 0

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Not enough shelf space? Pay the people at 1DollarScan to scan and digitize your paper books into searchable PDF files for $1/100 pages.

October 15, 2011

The Fall of the House of Medill 0

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Megan McKinney’s Magnificent Medills and Amanda Smith’s Newspaper Titan chronicle the escapades of Joseph Medill and the power and zaniness of his prominent press family.

October 15, 2011

Marr Resigns 0

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Politico reporter Kendra Marr was forced to resign her position this week after New York Times writer Susan Stellin alerted Marr’s editors to similarities between her transportation policy story published Sept. 26 and Marr’s story published Oct. 10. An investigation by Politico into Marr’s work found seven instances of likely plagiarism. Regret the Error points […]

October 15, 2011

J.G. Ballard Geocoded 0

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The comprehensive list of locations in J.G. Ballard’s fiction has been geocoded. Click on a location to view the relevant text, such as Memories of the Space Age in Vancouver or Rushing to Paradise in Malawi.

October 14, 2011

Dzanc Sessions 0

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With sessions beginning this month, “The Dzanc Sessions are designed for writers who are ready to amplify, polish, and advance their writing. An eclectic platform of craft-based workshops are offered in a series of online sessions throughout the year, with specializations in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting.” Signing up earns you a free print book […]

October 14, 2011

Google Labs’ Ngram Viewer 0

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In a TED Talk, Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show us how Google Labs’ Ngram Viewer works. You can learn “surprising things” from 500 billion words, a string of characters which put together “would stretch from here to the Moon and back ten times over.”

October 14, 2011

The Wire 0

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The October 15 Boston Book Festival boasts a lot of wonders, but one event you shouldn’t miss is “The Wire” writer and producer George Pelecanos alongside series cast members. They’ll discuss “issues of race, class, and institutional failure as portrayed by the most critically-acclaimed series in television history.” Last month, a similar event was held […]

October 14, 2011

Jewish America 0

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Saul Bellow on being Jewish in America, and Lorin Stein, in an interview, discusses contemporary Jewish writers.

October 14, 2011

Unlikely Correspondence 0

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In a compelling personal piece for The Paris Review, Nick Antosca recounts his unlikely relationship with a “faceless confidant.”