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saving space • Dundee University is throwing away thousands of books due to “demands on space”—even though a £7.5 million library extension is due to open next year. meethinks this will be all the rage with unviersities and libraries in the years to come. event • an exhibition of Anne Frank’s letters, postcards and family […]

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worth a looksee

mixed up media • the Reduced Shakespeare company is performing All the Great Books (Abridged) in Buffalo, NY until April 9th. The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s homepage has their tour schedules. essay • from the Lansing CityPulse we get a piece on ephemera’s steady popularity.audio • NPR covers the new translation of ‘Persian Book of Kings‘ […]

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remember this

“It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don’t put psychotics in high places and we’ve got the problem solved.” – Tom Wolfe flashback • from the CJR Jack Shafer muses on the 40th anniversary of […]

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if it's tuesday . . .

“The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.” – Geoffrey Chaucer pen prez • Ron Chernow will succeed the novelist Salman Rushdie as the president of Pen American Center.check it out • Even though he’s been dead for 600 years author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat and diplomat Geoffrey Chaucer has a blog wherein he answers […]

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meet the autopen

“If the national mental illness of the United States is megalomania, that of Canada is paranoid schizophrenia.” – Margaret Atwood stupid author tricks agoraphobe author Margaret Atwood has designed a telepresence book signing robot to avoid glad handing pesky fans. We also have some directions if you would like to build one of your own. […]

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