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The New Urban Crisis by Richard Florida review flawed and elitist ideas This limited survey of the effects of inequality and high house prices in cities is part of the problem, not the solutionThere is something quite shocking about seeing a new contemporary map of London in which the rich areas are labelled primarily creativ
The Guardian | 11 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Velkom to Inklandt by Sophie Herxheimer review following in Grandmas footsteps An uplifting collection told in the voice of the authors German Jewish grandmother. Read it aloud for best effectThis book is uplifting, funny, heart-breaking a one-off. I have been wondering how Sophie Herxheimer, whom I knew of as a talented painter, ca
The Guardian | 13 hours, 29 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Can books and poetry make you happier? - books podcast We talk to William Sieghart and Viv Groskop about the restorative properties of literature and poetry - can reading make you happier? Subscribe and review: iTunes, Soundcloud, Audioboom, Mixcloud and Acast. Join the discussion on Facebook, Twitter and ema
The Guardian | 13 hours, 59 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Nomadland' Tracks Rising Number Of Americans Living On The Road A new book by the journalist Jessica Bruder describes the increasing number of Americans living on the road, often in RVs, moving from job to job as a way to avoid the expense of a permanent home. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to Bruder about her book, Nomadlan
NPR.org | 23 hours, 28 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Front Burner: From a Master Chef, Grandfatherly Advice Jacques Pépin and his granddaughter talk cooking and table manners in “A Grandfather's Lessons.”
New York Times | 23 hours, 33 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Moths, Alive and in Color, in All Their Diversity A new collection from the photographer Emmet Gowin delivers an appreciation for the hidden ties between humans and moths as well as art and science.
New York Times | Sep 25, 2017 6:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Books of The Times: Stephen King and Son Team Up for a Novel About Women Whose Sleep Should Not Be Disturbed In “Sleeping Beauties,” by Stephen King and his son Owen, women who fall asleep don't wake up, and grow tendrils that are best left alone.
New York Times | Sep 25, 2017 6:16 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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In a Lost Essay, a Glimpse of an Elusive Poet and Slave A previously unknown manuscript by George Moses Horton, a poet and slave, opens a window onto eerily familiar debates about race, power and free speech on campus.
New York Times | Sep 25, 2017 5:27 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Banned Books Week: 'In 2017, censorship comes from an outraged public' As right-to-read celebration begins, campaigners says authors must resist pressure from online mob to avoid controversial topics like sex and raceIn the 17th century, William Prynnes cheeks were branded with the letters SL, standing for seditious libeler
The Guardian | Sep 25, 2017 4:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Welcome back, Mark Twain! A princely new tale awaits readers Philip and Erin Stead have completed the Twain story, 'The Purloining of Prince Oleomargarine.' A 3.5-star book review.
USA Today | Sep 25, 2017 4:10 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend