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100 Must-Read Comics about Brave People Who Aren't Superheroes

This post on must-read comics is sponsored by Libby. The one-tap reading app from OverDrive.<p>Meet Libby. The one-tap reading app from OverDrive. By …


Stack Overflow: 7 Art Books About Movie Magic

I’ve got another set of beautiful books for you today. I know we just covered some great coffee table books in November, but today’s books all have …


Pretend Your House is a Library: A Strategy for Actually Reading the Books You Own

Here is a conversation I often imagine having in my head:<p>Me: I’m going to read more books I own this year!<br>My bookshelves (resigned): Uh-huh.<br>The …


Why you are wrong if you think creative writing is a ‘frivolous waste of time’

By Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter<p>If you think creative writing is a “frivolous waste of time,” you are just plain wrong.<p>So writes English teacher Justin Parmenter, who laments that writing has become “little more than an afterthought” in this era when standardized testing reigns supreme, with serious …

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Andreas Gursky Is Taking Photos of Things That Do Not Exist

LONDON — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her three predecessors sit in an orderly row; between them, these four figures have led Germany since 1974. Pictured through a window and from behind, they gaze at a huge abstract painting on the wall in front of them.<p>The moment would have been …



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We Can Finally Detect Concussive Brain Trauma in Living Patients

The CTE epidemic in American football needs this.<p>If you're an athlete who's suffered one too many knocks to the skull, you'll only get a diagnosis of …