Defeating the Dark Side of Social Networking – BusinessWeek

http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/mar2010/tc20100325_074058.htm ?Companies can?t rein in the conversations happening on social networks and blogs, but they can respond to their most vocal customers.?

How to Make Preserved Lemons | Simply Recipes

http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_make_preserved_lemons/ Many Moroccan and Middle Eastern recipes call for preserved lemons, lemons that have been pickled in salt and their own juices. It?s quite easy to do, though takes at least three weeks…

Thousand Dollar Bars: King Arthur Flour

http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/thousand-dollar-bars-recipe ?Cookie bars, with rich shortbread crust and a golden, creamy caramel center, enrobed in milk chocolate.?

Potato-Kale Soup with Gruy?re Recipe – MyRecipes.com

http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&r… ?Dark green, earthy kale contrasts with the mild yellow potatoes, but you can use fresh spinach in place of kale. ?

Civil Disobedience, Bibliophile Style

As unemployment rises, municipal tax bases and city budgets fall. That’s meant scores of libraries closing all over the world. In 2009, Philadelphia announced that they were closing all branches of the Philadelphia Free Library. The news of the closing spread, largely via Twitter, Facebook and blogs, and the decision…

War for the Oaks — Emma Bull

Bull, Emma. War for the Oaks. Orb Books, 2001. ISBN: 978-0765300348 Buy from Amazon Buy for Kindle “Urban fantasy” is relatively new as a fantasy sub-genre. Certainly my first exposure to urban fantasy was via the deserved popularity of the Borderlands shared universe. Borderlands created a new genre space for…

Sunshine — Robin McKinley

McKinley, Robin. Sunshine. Berkley Trade, October 2008. ISBN: 0425224015 Buy from Amazon Amazon MP3 CD Audio Book It’s not that any of the Others are really popular, or that it had only been the vampires against us during the Wars. But a big point about vampires is that they are…

The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales — Patrick K. Ford

Ford, Patrick K. The Mabinogi and Other Medieval Welsh Tales. Berkley: University of California Press, 1977. February 2008, second edition. ISBN: 0520253964 Buy from Amazon The mabinogi, as the four branches are probably properly called, are a collection of four interrelated Welsh mythological tales. They consist, in order, of “Pwyll,…

When Truth is Stranger…

NOTE: SF writer Charlie Stross inadvertently broke a fairly major story online, so the links to his original post may only work intermittently, and the comments feature at Autopope may not work at all, for a bit. He’s expressed some difficulties serving the anomalous amount of traffic. But here’s the link to the relevant Hansard…

Amazing Yellowstone

Okay. I must confess, I’m a fan of apocalyptic-science, even though I realize that terms like “Super-volcano” are scientifically meaningless. But how cool is this? Once thought to be the dead remains of an extinct volcano or volcanic system, the Yellowstone Caldera is alive and well, sleeping just below our…

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