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Teens vs. The Encyclopedia July 15, 2015 – Posted in: books, Books and Technology, Video

Q:  Are there any benefits to a physical encyclopedia compared to the internet or wikipedia? A: I’m pretty sure there is but no. Fine Brothers Entertainment produces  a video series called REACT where they present participants with a topic and then discuss. The latest episode features a group of teens reacting to an encyclopedia. OMG, it’s both hysterical and terrifying at the same time.   

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Watch Harper Lee see a finished copy of “Go Set a Watchman” for the first time July 14, 2015 – Posted in: Video

 Photo: © 2015 Mary Murphy and Company LLC New York’s PBS flagship station THIRTEEN is all over the release of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman,” her much anticipated follow-up novel to “To Kill A Mockingbird”. THIRTEEN Days of Harper Lee is a 13-day, multi-platform event celebrating the release of “Go Set a Watchman” that runs through Friday, July 17. As part of the festivities Harper Lee: American Masters documentary filmmaker and author Mary McDonagh Murphy met with Harper…

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For your viewing pleasure: Booklandia.TV, a new literary-focused Web channel from the University of Oregon July 10, 2015 – Posted in: Books and Technology, Content, Video

We noted there are food channels, sports channels and animal channels. However, we could not identify a book channel of any significance. Given the role of books in our culture, the idea made sense…Even people who don’t consider themselves avid readers recognize the influence of literature in their lives, from texts required in school to popular written works that make their way into film and television – faculty adviser Ed Madison Tough to argue with…

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Allen Ginsberg on censorship, language and police brutality July 7, 2015 – Posted in: Banned / Censored / Destroyed, Video

In 1968 Allen Ginsberg appeared on Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr. The topic was the Avant-Garde but it wasn’t long before Ginsberg, who Buckley refers to as “the hippie’s hippie, the bohemian prototype,” turns the discussion to the power of the media, censorship and language. He points out how the language of the media is a far cry from the language of the everyday and how the language the police use “toward hippies and Negroes” never enters…

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Famous Schools from Fiction – Posted in: Content, infographics

I know school’s out for summer but this infographic courtesy of  Rayburn Tours was too cool to leave for fall. From Hogwarts School to Pencey Preparatory to a slew of fictitious schools from film and TV I trust there is one that you wish you attended 🙂

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