Monthly Archives: March, 2014

Sunday Links, March 30, 2014

Welcome to Sunday Links, fans! As usual when your capricious Linker misses a few weeks, her return column is full to the brim with information and fun. So pour yourself a cup of coffee, an orange juice, a hot chocolate or some other lovely beverage to get you through the next couple of hours, pull […]

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Special Collections and Monkeys

You’ve got to give it to Buzzfeed—they do the lowest common denominator like nobody else. Even when they’re unpacking the quality stuff, you still have to pay attention to figure out which level of brow they’re aiming at. I know, I’m saying that like it’s a bad thing. It’s not—it’s what they do—but the sheer […]

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Visual Editions: Great Looking Stories Within Reach

Design within reach is a great concept. But the definition of “reach” isn’t exactly a fixed quality; even on our best days, most of us aren’t LeBron James. So it’s good for everyone when nice things are priced nicely—you don’t expect to be able to buy a new sofa with change gleaned from the cushions […]

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Open Letters Monthly, March 2014

We all know to beware the Ides of March. But at this point, I’m thinking it’s appropriate to beware the whole damn month. Two days ago it was frigid, with a blasting wind; today it’s sunny and in the 50s. Next week, supposedly, we get snow. I do not care for such fickleness. One of […]

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The Iron Will of Hesh Kestin, at Bloom

Just over three years ago, I reviewed what would prove to be one of my favorite books read in 2011. Hesh Kestin’s The Iron Will of Shoeshine Cats, aside from having one of the best titles of the decade, was a seriously fun hard-boiled noir coming of age tale set in 1963, featuring the Jewish […]

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Good Chemistry at The Story Prize

Wednesday night’s Story Prize event was, as always, entertaining and edifying. There’s something about the chemistry of getting three very disparate short story writers together to read their work and talk about it—the distillery that goes into short fiction makes for some good, concentrated conversation among its practitioners, and three is a reasonable number for […]

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A Little Jousting at the Tournament of Books

The Tournament of Books is off and running with a rousing opener, complete with intrigue, insults, and innuendo—who could ask for more? Each year the ToB opens with a pre-Tournament playoff round, a kind of throat-clearing to get readers in the groove, let them dust off their commenting IDs, and prepare everyone to sling a […]

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Sunday Links, March 2, 2014

The 2013 final ballot for the Bram Stoker Awards has been announced. I’ll be picking up a bunch of the nominees at the library this week. In addition, Stephen Jones and R.L. Stine have been chosen to receive Lifetime Achievement Awards. The finalists for the Nebula Award have been announced. This link also provides you […]

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