You should read this for 8/17/2019:
Art and Film
Books, Writing, and Language
In the three years that have elapsed since then, her publisher, Curbside Splendor, has withheld all royalties owed to her, according to a series of tweets she wrote on March 21. Victor David Giron, founder and publisher of Curbside, “didn’t honor our contract and kept the money he was supposed to pay me,” Martin wrote. “It was a complete nightmare and enormous waste of time trying to get paid and ultimately I failed and I’ll be pissed about it forever.”
Ari Reviews Sin and Syntax: How to Craft Wicked Good Prose by Constance Hale
Review of Don’t Believe a Word by David Shariatmadari review – the truth about language See also Shariatmadari’s article: Why it’s time to stop worrying about the decline of the English language
“Not That Kind of Bookstore”: How the Indies Are (Finally) Embracing Romance Romance sales drive publishing and retail sales. Fact. Romance readers are voracious readers, and tend to read widely and suggest books to read extensively to other readers.
Since 2014, the number of A-level entries in arts subjects, which include drama, music and art, in England has fallen by 13,000, almost 17%.
Similarly, there has been an 8% decrease in modern languages and more than a 25% decline in English.
Meanwhile, entries in science, technology, engineering and maths (known as Stem subjects) have increased by 15,500, a rise of 6%.
This is essentially what’s happening in terms of undergraduate enrollments in the U.S.
Food and Drink
History and Archaeology
Science and Nature
Rude, crude and extremely funny, “Scottish Twitter” has garnered much attention in recent years for its uniquely Celtic wit—and for the specific ways it uses language.
Pompeii archaeologists uncover ‘sorcerer’s treasure trove’ “Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii say they have uncovered a “sorcerer’s treasure trove” of artefacts, including good-luck charms, mirrors and glass beads.”
“They are objects of everyday life in the female world and are extraordinary because they tell micro-stories, biographies of the inhabitants of the city who tried to escape the eruption,” Mr Osanna said.
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“I call him The Occupant,” she tells Stephen Colbert in the clip above. “He is just occupying space. We went from a president who sang ‘Amazing Grace’ to one who displays zero of it. He does not honour the integrity or the responsibility or the empathy or the compassion — and so for that reason I call him The Occupant.