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50 Places Every Literary Fan Should Visit



Government shutdown closes Library of Congress -- online too

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La Casa Azul - La Casa Azul Bookstore is the only independent literature hub of this vibrant Latin American neighbourhood, the first in New York with an emphasis on Latino culture and always up for being a charming host to community events and programs every chance it gets...

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The Last Asylum by Barbara Taylor – review

review of The Last Asylum by Barbara Taylor, The Guardian Jan 30 2014 "Anyone who thinks that madness is ...defective brain chemistry needs to look harder at the overwhelming correlation between economic deprivation and mental illness" (Taylor)

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10 of the Most Beautiful Works of Street Art From Around the Globe

Vanity by Ekta (Gdańsk, Poland) - Photo courtesy of Yale University Press

Conceptual writing is a 21st century literary movement and "I’ll Drown My Book" represents the contributions of women in this defining moment.

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Edinburgh, Scotland - Each August the city hosts the biggest arts festival in the world. Other annual events include the Hogmanay street party and Beltane. Edinburgh is the world's first UNESCO City of Literature and the city's Old Town and New Town are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world and regularly polls as one of the best places to live.

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6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs To Read

6 Books Every Smart, Sexy Woman Needs to Read -- Love this list! Sad to say I've only read one (The Bell Jar) but I'll be adding the rest of these to my library cart asap. ^_^

This festival used to the Du Maurier Festival and it's wonderful. I'll be giving a talk there this year on the 12th of May at 4:30 discussing a sense of place in writing...

New Republicfrom New Republic

'Atlas Shrugged' No Longer Ranks Among Americans' Top Ten Favorite Books

All races love the Bible equally well, but there's a troubling difference in the number 2 slot: Caucasians pick Gone with the Wind, while blacks pick Moby Dick. -Chloe Schama in 'Atlas Shrugged' No Longer Ranks Among Americans' Top Ten Favorite Books' on

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Puppy Bowl 2014 starting lineup: Super Bowl game day gets ruff

Forget the Broncos and the Seahawks: Animal Planet's tenth annual Puppy Bowl gets ready to kick off with 66 adorable pups. Check out this year's all-star lineup.

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A Booklover’s Map of Literary Geography circa 1933

literary travel - New England

Over the summer, celebrities participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the deadly illness known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. ...