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What Do We Mean When We Call Art ‘Necessary’? - The New York Times
About a year ago I met up for the first time with a woman I knew only online. Articulate and funny, she is a brilliant writer who studied literature in graduate school. So I was surprised that, when I mentioned a recent novel I liked, my new friend responded with head-shaking resignation. via Pocket
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Traditional publishers’ ebook sales drop as indie authors and Amazon take off – GeekWire
Ebook sales are dying. Ebooks are insanely popular. If the short definition of cognitive dissonance is holding two contradictory ideas to be true, ebooks are about as dissonant as digital content gets. via Pocket
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Finding Diverse Books: A Guide For Librarians, Booksellers, and Readers
Librarians, let’s talk. Or rather, let’s revisit the conversation which sparked a lot of outrage and anger here a couple of years ago: your need to nominate more diverse books for LibraryReads. via Pocket
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Twelve and Out of Time by Patrisse Khan-Cullers and Asha bandele — YES! Magazine
The first time I am arrested, I am 12 years old. One sentence and I am back there, all that little girl fear  and humiliation forever settled in me at the cellular level. via Pocket
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3 days ago by bschlagel
Infatuation: One Man's Love For Virtual World Cups | Kotaku UK
The World Cup is the pinnacle of the football calendar, and one man has found a way to experience it much more frequently. TotalSportek.com has football ranked as the most popular sport in the world, with over 4 billion fans. via Pocket
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3 days ago by bschlagel
Twitch emotes list: the meaning of Twitch characters, explained - Polygon
To understand every moment of Twitch — every pitfall, every win, every ridiculous play — is to understand the emotes, those instantaneous reactions in the right sidebar. via Pocket
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5 days ago by bschlagel
My Blog, My Outboard Brain - O'Reilly Media
"Take the VCR, for example. Not only can it watch TV for you, it can watch more channels and watch them better than you can. Similarly, the Electric Monk does your believing for you. via Pocket
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Too Clever By Half - Epsilon Theory
The smartest animals on my farm aren’t my bees (although they possess the genius of the algorithm). It’s not the horses or the goats or even the dogs. The barn cat is pretty smart, but only in fairly limited circumstances, and the house cats are useless. via Pocket
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7 days ago by bschlagel
Web Poets’ Society: New Breed Succeeds in Taking Verse Viral - The New York Times
On a recent Friday night, Tyler Knott Gregson, a blond, tattooed poet from Montana, took the stage at a Manhattan bookstore and beamed at the crowd that had come to celebrate his new haiku collection. “This is rad. via Pocket
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