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Royal Society of Literature reveals historic changes to improve diversity
Eminent group adds pens of Andrea Levy and Jean Rhys to its collection as it sets out to champion writers of colourThe late Andrea Levy, author of the award-winning Windrush novel Small Island, is to become the first writer of colour to have her pen join the …
The late Andrea Levy, author of the award-winning Windrush novel Small Island, is to become the first writer of colour to have her pen join the Royal Society of Literatures historic collection, which… [+4946 chars]
Alison Flood
2020-11-30 00:01:41




ByteDance to pump $170 million into e-book reader Zhangyue
While short videos are what drive ByteDance’s revenues and give the Chinese startup international recognition, the firm is expanding into numerous new areas like other tech giants to fuel growth. It’s dabbled in enterprise software and online learning, and th…
While short videos are what drive ByteDance’s revenues and give the Chinese startup international recognition, the firm is expanding into numerous new areas like other tech giants to fuel growth. It’… [+1869 chars]
Rita Liao
2020-11-05 04:39:23




Souvankham Thammavongsa wins Canada's top literary Scotiabank Giller Prize - Reuters India
Souvankham Thammavongsa has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's top award for literature, for her short story collection "How To Pronounce Knife," the prize's sponsor announced on Monday.
By Reuters Staff TORONTO (Reuters) - Souvankham Thammavongsa has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canadas top award for literature, for her short story collection How To Pronounce Knife, the prizes … [+1352 chars]
Reuters Staff
2020-11-10 03:55:00




Souvankham Thammavongsa wins Canada's top literary Scotiabank Giller Prize - Reuters Canada
Souvankham Thammavongsa has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's top award for literature, for her short story collection "How To Pronounce Knife," the prize's sponsor announced on Monday.
By Reuters Staff TORONTO (Reuters) - Souvankham Thammavongsa has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canadas top award for literature, for her short story collection How To Pronounce Knife, the prizes … [+1352 chars]
Reuters Staff
2020-11-10 04:03:00




Souvankham Thammavongsa wins Canada's top literary Scotiabank Giller Prize - Reuters India
Souvankham Thammavongsa has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's top award for literature, for her short story collection "How To Pronounce Knife," the prize's sponsor announced on Monday.
By Reuters Staff TORONTO (Reuters) - Souvankham Thammavongsa has won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canadas top award for literature, for her short story collection How To Pronounce Knife, the prizes … [+1352 chars]
Reuters Staff
2020-11-10 04:00:00

The Elements of Style: Unix as Literature
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Original article:https://www.wenet.net/~scoville/PCarticle.html If there's nothing different about UNIX people, how come so many were liberal-arts majors?It's the love of words that makes UNIX stand … [+10839 chars]

2020-11-05 09:57:08




Top 10 books about books | Antoine Laurain
From John Boyne to Julian Barnes and Carlos Ruiz Zafón, novelist Antoine Laurain chooses stories that are told inside storiesI find books within books a uniquely interesting subject – what better place to explore literature than within literature? Not to be p…
I find books within books a uniquely interesting subject what better place to explore literature than within literature? Not to be pretentious, but lets start with the book itself: its a story, lived… [+5995 chars]
Antoine Laurain
2020-11-04 13:00:12




Raja Mukhopadhyay, Poetry-Loving Police Officer, Dies at 50
His career was in the police force but his true passion was Bengali poetry. He died of the coronavirus.
Mr. Mukhopadhyay was born on Dec. 18, 1969, in Salda, a small village in West Bengal, to Mrityunjoy Mukhopadhyay, a government employee and Sudha Mukhopadhyay, a homemaker. He was the youngest of thr… [+840 chars]
Shalini Venugopal Bhagat
2020-12-02 21:15:40




The Books Briefing: How Literature Helps Us Grieve
Mourning in poetry, memoirs, and fiction: Your weekly guide to the best in books
During a period of deep grief years ago, the writer Rosie Schaap opened a copy of the collected works of William Blake. The experience of reading his poem “Auguries of Innocence,” she recalled, “lit … [+4350 chars]
Mary Stachyra Lopez
2020-11-20 16:17:32




A beautiful book about walking to coffeeshops in rural Japan
Craig Mod is a writer and creative person who's lived in Japan for a long time. I subscribe to his excellent podcasts (On Margins, about making books, and SW945, 15 minutes of binaural audio recorded wherever Craig happens to be at 09:45am) and newsletters (R…
Craig Mod is a writer and creative person who's lived in Japan for a long time. I subscribe to his excellent podcasts (On Margins, about making books, and SW945, 15 minutes of binaural audio recorded… [+2243 chars]
Mark Frauenfelder
2020-11-09 23:52:16




The flu pandemic of 1918 can teach us to remember our dead | Torsten Bell
A quarter of a million Britons died from Spanish influenza, but not a single memorial exists to themWhy is the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 not more prominent in our history and almost absent from our literature? It’s a staggering absence, given that almost 2…
Why is the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 not more prominent in our history and almost absent from our literature? Its a staggering absence, given that almost 250,000 people died here. Interesting new… [+1320 chars]
Torsten Bell
2020-11-15 07:00:27




That time Roger Ebert said games will never be as worthy as movies
From the archives: 15 years ago around Thanksgiving, Ebert set video game Internet ablaze.
Enlarge/ Film critics Roger Ebert (center) and Gene Siskel appear on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson on December 12, 1986. 1 with 1 posters participating Update: Fifteen years ago around Thanks… [+4621 chars]
Jeremy Reimer
2020-11-28 15:33:46




The Joy of Writing
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1996 was awarded to Wislawa Szymborska "for poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality".
Why does this written doe bound through these written woods?For a drink of written water from a springwhose surface will xerox her soft muzzle?Why does she lift her head; does she hear something?Perc… [+1560 chars]

2020-11-17 03:22:38




Hurricane Iota Is in Terrifying, Unprecedented Territory as It Approaches Central America
For the second time in two weeks, Central America is facing down a ferocious storm. Hurricane Iota exploded over the weekend and is now a Category 5 monster, setting a record for the latest Category 5 storm on record. To make matters worse, it’s set to make l…
Unprecedented Hurricane Iota. Gif: NOAA/CIRA For the second time in two weeks, Central America is facing down a ferocious storm. Hurricane Iota exploded over the weekend and is now a Category 5 mon… [+3033 chars]
Brian Kahn on Earther, shared by Andrew Couts to Gizmodo
2020-11-16 15:13:00




A Lemon Meringue Cookie Good Enough to Be Imaginary
For months, I’ve wanted to spend time with the central character of the Armand Gamache series. Since I can’t, I made these cookies for him instead.
At the start of the pandemic, as we all made plans to stay put, a friend said, How I wish I could be in Three Pines. I understood. Three Pines is a small village in Quebec with a good boulangerie; a … [+2311 chars]
Dorie Greenspan
2020-11-25 10:00:01




Catching Covid-19 Sucked, Though Video Games Helped
Some call it a hoax. Others say it’s no worse than the common cold. But make no mistake: the covid-19 pandemic is very, very real. If you don’t believe the mountain of scientific literature, the army of medical professionals, the frontline reporting from coun…
Some call it a hoax. Others say its no worse than the common cold. But make no mistake: the covid-19 pandemic is very, very real. If you dont believe the mountain of scientific literature, the army o… [+13273 chars]
Ari Notis
2020-12-02 16:30:00




AI discovered an old arthritis drug that can help elderly people survive COVID-19
An arthritis drug discovered by AI could reduce the risk of elderly people dying from COVID-19, according to a new study. The once-daily medicine, called baricitinib, was first identified as a potential treatment for the virus by BenevolentAI, a startup based…
An arthritis drug discovered by AI could reduce the risk of elderly people dying from COVID-19, according to a new study. The once-daily medicine, called baricitinib, was first identified as a poten… [+1614 chars]
Thomas Macaulay
2020-11-17 12:57:28




Leonardo DiCaprio Relied on 'Trimalchio,' An Earlier Draft of 'The Great Gatsby,' to Guide His Performance in the Film — 'Trimalchio Was a Lot More Overt' - Showbiz Cheat Sheet
Leonardo DiCaprio Relied on 'Trimalchio,' An Earlier Draft of 'The Great Gatsby,' to Guide His Performance in the Film — 'Trimalchio Was a Lot More Overt'  Showbiz Cheat Sheet
The Great Gatsby is widely regarded as one of the best novels in American literature. The timeless tale has been brought to life more than once, but its most memorable interpretation is arguably the … [+3308 chars]
Johnell Gipson
2020-11-22 05:50:14




Betye Saar’s Thoughtful “Call and Response” Exhibition at NYC’s Morgan Library
A show in which the brilliant 94-year-old artist's work exists in conversation At NYC’s elegant Morgan Library & Museum—an Italian Renaissance-style building— the ideal atmosphere to experience rare literature, artifacts and exceptional art abounds. Since 192…
A show in which the brilliant 94-year-old artist's work exists in conversation At NYC’s elegant Morgan Library & Museum—an Italian Renaissance-style building— the ideal atmosphere to experience rare … [+4220 chars]
David Graver
2020-11-05 20:35:42




Alphabet’s X details Project Amber, a quest for a single biomarker for depression that fell short of its goal
Alphabet’s X (the Google-owner’s so-called ‘Moonshot Factory’) published a new blog post today about Project Amber, a project it’s been working on over the past three years – the results of which it’s now making available open source for the rest of the menta…
Alphabet’s X (the Google-owner’s so-called ‘Moonshot Factory’) published a new blog post today about Project Amber, a project it’s been working on over the past three years the results of which it’s … [+5398 chars]
Darrell Etherington
2020-11-02 20:23:08
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