Weekend Edition: 7-28

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

We Are Alive (“…you cannot underestimate the fine power of self-loathing in all of this.”)

Bookish Linkage

Literacy gap between rich and poor studies widens in the summer (via)

How reading makes you more human

Ten books to put hair on your chest

Clifford the Big […]

Book Review: Comic Books and the Cold War, 1946-1962, edited by Chris and Rafiel York

As David Hadju documents in his excellent examination of comic books in the 1940s and 1950s, The Ten-Cent Plague, adults saw the genre as contributing to juvenile delinquency and even subverting American values. This uproar, which included U.S. Senate hearings, led to the creation of the Comic Codes Authority in 1954. Yet even before the […]

Weekend Edition: 7-21

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

The Bookless Library (“Clinging to an outdated vision of libraries is in fact the best recipe for making them look hopelessly obsolescent to the men and women who control their budgets[.]”)

Worthwhile Reading about Aurora

One More Massacre (“The truth is made worse by the reality that no one—really […]

Is there a constitutional right to literacy?

An interesting class action lawsuit was filed in Michigan this week. Essentially, it claims the approximately 1,000 students in the Highland Park School District have been denied the right to a basic and adequate education because the school system has failed to ensure that students are reading at grade level as required by state law. […]

Weekend Edition: 7-14

Bulletin Board

The presenters for the 2012 South Dakota Festival of Books have been announced and you can now register for the event, Setp. 27-30 in Sioux Falls.

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

What Can Happen to You When You Read (“The other thing that happens when you’re a reader is that your hunger […]