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Elsewhere for January 19, 2018

You should read this for 1/20/2018: Books, Writing, and Language Tea if by sea, cha if by land: Why the world only has two words for tea How to Keep a Zibaldone, the 14th Century’s Answer to Tumblr The Fascinating History of 10 Extra Letters the English Alphabet Used to…

Elsewhere For January 13, 2018

You should read this for 1/13/2018: Art and Film Some amazing photos from DownEast Magazine’s 2018 Reader Photo Contest. These are not professional photographers, but they took pictures as if they were. January from the Da Dosta Hours, work of Simon Bening c. 1515. This medieval illuminated and beautiful book…

Elsewhere for January 6, 2018

You should read this for 11/4/2017: Art and Film ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ at 25: Through the Wormhole With the Cast and Creators Books, Writing, and Language Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout Another reason to buy local. Bookstores like libraries provide a real service…

Elsewhere for December 30, 2017

You should read this for 12/30/2017: Books, Writing, and Language Via Twtter @Sarah Mei: Sarah Mei quotes her favorite Simon & Schuster editorial comments on Milo Yiannopoulos’s contracted-then-rejected book. She then posts selections from the editorial comment, which are revelatory and amusing. It’s just as horrific a MS as you’d…

Elsewhere for December 23, 2017

You should read this for 12/23/2017: Art and Film My fun with an artist scam artist James Panero in The Atlantic: Andrew Wyeth forever I greatly admired Wyth’s art as a child, but increasingly his paintings have reminded me of landscapes in Medieval Books of Hours, and of propaganda art. This…

Elsewhere for December 16, 2017

You should read this for 12/16/2017: Art and Film How Star Wars Was Saved In The Edit Books, Writing, and Language UK libraries closing. Figures show children worst hit by UK library cuts Official figures show more than 100 libraries closed last year, with campaigners warning that the heaviest impact…

Elsewhere for December 9, 2017

You should read this for 11/4/2017: Art and Film Via Literary Review: a book review o He Made Masterpieces with Manure: Traces of Vermeer by Jane Jelley “On the acknowledgements page of Traces of Vermeer, Jane Jelley thanks one friend who tracked down pig bladders and another who harvested mussel shells…

Elsewhere for December 3, 2017

You should read this for 12/3/2017: Books, Writing, and Language Jane Austen, Literary Icon and . . . Home Brewer? “Those who’ve noticed that Austen’s characters often have a drink in hand may not know it was her love of brewing beer that was spilling over into her work.” Why…

Joe Kissell Take Control of Thanksgiving

I’m a fan of TidBit’s Publishing Take Control series of ebooks that make technology understandable and practical. I’ve been impressed with this affordable ($10.00, with free updates for new versions) series of .pdf , Mobi, and ePub ebooks (you can print the .pdf if you’d rather) right from the start. In Take Control…

Elsewhere for November 18, 2017

You should read this for 11/18/2017: Art and Film “Comfort Woman” Memorial Statues, A Thorn In Japan’s Side, Now Sit On Korean Busses 15,000-Year-Old Rock Art Found In Egypt “Adel Kelani described the discovery as important because it dates to the same period of markings founds in caves in southern…

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