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At the Libraries: The Wire’s Victorian-Literature Leanings

Each week Miss Kathleen provides links to a variety of stories about libraries, authors, and books. If there’s something noteworthy going on in your local library, leave us a comment! So, The Wire. Yes, we all love it, but anyone else notice its Victorian-literature leanings before? The drawings (okay, not Victorian) are the best part! [...]

Whatever Happened to Play?

When browsing Bill Simmons’ new long-form sports site, Grantland, I found myself wondering two things. First, what is a “Grantland”? And second, didn’t the New York Times try this once? Although it only lasted two years, the Times’ Play magazine was an early attempt at a print version of Grantland. It combined long-form sports stories with [...]