Two former Stampede teammates — Buffalo’s Thomas Vanek and Carolina’s Chad LaRose — will face each other in the Stanley Cup Eastern Conference finals. They are the first two Stampede alum to play in the NHL. Game 1 in the series is Saturday afternoon on NBC.
How not to treat your guest of honor.
The biggest problem with Scott McLemee’s excellent column is that it could be applied to so many more locations. (Via the wonderful podcast Moby Lives).
An interesting Slate piece argues that our sentiment for independent bookstores is little more than an affectation. (Via The Olive Reader).
The blog for the University of Nebraska Press ponders why modern SciFi is absorbed more through other media than books. (Via SF Signal).
A German foundation plans to create a library of books burned by the Nazis. (Via The Literary Saloon).
Access the Great Books is a website that compiles a list of 240 great authors and their works,” including links to online texts, summaries and/or links to more information on each author. The list comes from a program of the Great Books Foundation.
The history of the yellow legal pad. (Via Discourse.net).
I had always imagined Paradise as a kind of library.
“Blindness,” Jorge Luis Borges, Seven Nights
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