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    "Window," a photograph by L.A. artist Susanna Battin, appeared on a San Bernardino County billboard in December.Photo: Susanna BattinIf you drove down I-15 in San Bernardino County, Calif., outside...
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    Serious Ink of the Day: 81-year-old Joy Tomkins… …wanted to make sure no one tried to bring her back from the dead, so she did what any normal grandmother of six would do: She had “Do Not Resuscitate” tattooed on her chest. “I do not want to be half dead, I want to be fully dead,” said Tomkins, who suffers from arthritis, Reynard’s disease, and diabetes. “I’m afraid the medical profession will, with the best of intentions, keep me alive when I don’t want to be alive.”

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    "I think television has betrayed the meaning of democratic speech, adding visual chaos to the confusion of voices. What role does silence have in all this noise?" - Federico Fellini

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    Therefore, we sign this petition to encourage publishers to work with libraries to: 1) Provide digital content to libraries Allow libraries to have access to books in all formats 2) Develop a business model that allows publishers and authors to thrive while ensuring that libraries can continue to serve readers and build collections for our communities

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    Over the last 25 years, a handful of giant retailers have grown to dominate the U.S. economy. ILSR challenges the wisdom of this market concentration. Through research and analysis, we have built a compelling case that places that are home to numerous locally owned businesses are more prosperous, sustainable, and resilient than those in which much of the retail sector is controlled by a few big chains.

    "Generational thinking is just a benign form of bigotry, in which you flatten out diversity." - Siva Vaidhyanathan, quoted in The Millennial Muddle: How stereotyping students became a thriving industry and a bundle of contradictions

    Billboards become gallery space

    "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare." ~ Audre Lorde

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    "Touch" creator Tim Kring on transmedia storytelling: The rise of shared information and reference points means stories require less exposition. “You need less detail to tell a story,” says Kring. “I call it Haiku storytelling.”

    I interviewed University of British Columbia law professor Joel Bakan about his latest book, Childhood Under Siege for my column @Toronto Star.

    What the Nonprofit Sector Can Learn from the Occupy Movement: Direct Democracy as Governance.

    "If you view the Earth as a living being...we start taking responsibility. What happens there is that you end up in a relationship, and it’s a trusteeship, a guardianship, a stewardship. That’s governed by trusteeship law. And what happens there is you have a legal duty to care." - Polly Higgins in Toronto Star

    News 2.0: The Future of News in an Age of Social Media. An award-winning CBC radio documentary by Ira Basen. I have listened to parts of it (in the car, on the radio). I am pinning it so I can remember to listen to the rest of it.