Monthly Archives: January 2009

30boxes daily digest feature

Around Christmas, 30boxes announced a new feature for their slick online calendar: a daily digest of your schedule, arriving in your e-mail inbox around midnight.  Especially after the demise of Sandy, this is a useful feature to add. Right now, … Continue reading

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Textbooks & the Cost of Higher Ed

This morning at an on-campus retreat for FYE faculty, a presenter mentioned that, soon, universities will have to print textbooks, ISBNs, and prices in online catalogs for registration and such.  I thought, “nah, couldn’t possibly be true”–that’s ridiculous.  And yet, … Continue reading

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New poetry links

. . . are up at Blog of a Bookslut.  Highlights include a bunch of contemporary Italian poetry, Kenyan poet-bloggers, and Robert Frost Christmas cards.

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Dickens, fairy tales, and contemporary parenting

Over at Bookninja, George Murray points to this depressing, though slightly inflammatory article about parents who won’t read their children traditional fairy tales because they’re insufficiently PC and positive: Favourites such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and … Continue reading

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2008 in Media

Music As I look through iTunes, these are the top five albums that I bought this year, irrespective of release date: The Hold Steady, Stay Positive  (tracks: “Ask Her for Some Adderall,” “Slapped Actress,” “Stay Positive“) The Drive-By Truckers, Southern … Continue reading

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