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Weekend Edition: 4-27

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My J-school buddy Tom Lawrence has started a blog called Prairie Perspective, which will provide “news, commentary and history on politics, life and culture in South Dakota and the Upper Midwest.” (Must say I like the name.)

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

Who is the Real Enemy of the State? (“In essence, […]

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Weekend Edition: 4-20

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Tuesday is World Book Night

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The Hell of American Day Care (“The United States has always been profoundly uncomfortable with the idea of supporting child care outside the home, for reasons that inevitably trace back to beliefs over the proper role of women and mothers”) (via)

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Autocomplete fun, Part 1

The Googlization of the world occasionally provides unique — or bizarre — insight into what people are thinking or interested it. That is particularly true with its search autocomplete feature. As you type, it suggests potential searches reflect “the search activity of all web users and the content of web pages indexed by Google.” (Autocomplete […]

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2012’s most challenged books

Each year during National Library Week, the American Library Association releases a State of America’s Libraries report. One of the highlights (or lowlights) is that it contains the Top Ten List of Most Frequently Challenged Books, compiled annually by the organization’s Office for Intellectual Freedom. So here’s this year’s “winners”, in order, and the reasons […]

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Weekend Edition: 4-13

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The Digital Public Library of America opens Thursday

National Library Week starts tomorrow so make it a point next week to thank library workers

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The white man Jesus (“Questions of race and identity have now become inescapable elements of any public presentation of the Bible.”)

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The power of images

Got the most part, I stay away from the political here. Yet this image, seen in the Seattle PI books blog, really struck me with its message. It is very powerful and could suit either a gun control or censorship campaign: The organization it promotes, Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America, was formed […]

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