- The South Dakota Humanities council and Siouxland Libraries were selected for Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. Developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Library Association, the program seeks to introduce the American public to the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world. A list of the books and program themes is available online.
Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes
- How did public libraries get started? (“Questions like this can make a guy feel really old. I assure you that public libraries as we know them today considerably predate the 1950s.”) (via)
- Font And You: The Style-Memoir (“Perpetua/Garamond/Cochin: You believe you are brilliant and you let everyone know it too. All. The. Time. We hate you secretly.”) (via)
Blog Headline of the Week
Blog Line of the Week
- “I try and avoid writing about The Daily Mail because it’s so science impaired it’s a bit like complaining that your pantomime horse won’t gallop properly.”
Batshit Craziness of the Week
- Worker quits after receiving W-2 form bearing the number 666
- Proof the taste of the general British library user is no better than their American counterparts. (But at least these people are reading.)
- And also likely mirroring their American counterparts, the favorite books of British schoolchildren are thriller and romance novels involving vampires and wizards.
- The Internet Archive has put the entirety of the great, but defunct, Omni magazine online (via)
- Ten books that could save your life
- Eighteen sex books with unusual covers
- In case you were wondering, South Dakota is one of a handful of states in which no application has been filed for drone use
- What happens at an atheist church?
- Will the Antichrist be a Muslim?
- The BBC explores the etymology of “kick ass“
- The definitive ranking of NHL goalie masks
The thing is, Bob, it’s not that I’m lazy; it’s that I just don’t care.
Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston), Office Space