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Tom Wolfe’s New Journalism Started With A Story About Cars

After a prolific career that included works like The Right Stuff, Bonfire of the Vanities and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, New Journalism pioneer Tom Wolfe died yesterday at 88. But before New Journalism was a thing, in November 1963, Wolfe wrote a lot of words in Esquire for the first time, about George Barris…Read […]

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These 1923 Copyrighted Works Enter the Public Domain in 2019

For the first time in twenty years, as the Atlantic points out, a whole year’s worth of copyrighted works will enter the public domain in the U.S. on January 1, 2019. Under the terms of the Sonny Bono Copyright Act, works first published in 1923 will enter the public domain, meaning anyone can re-publish them, […]

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Check Out This Free Digital Collection of 6,000 19th-Century Children’s Books

The University of Florida Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature has a digital archive of 6,000 children’s books from the 19th and early 20th century, all free to read online. A redditor discovered the treasure and shared it it Reddit’s Books community. Fans of history and children’s literature will be…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m National Book Foundation Executive Director Lisa Lucas, and This Is How I Work

Since 1950 the National Book Foundation has awarded the National Book Award to authors such as Colson Whitehead, William Faulkner, Beverly Cleary, and Jesmyn Ward. The Foundation also runs several programs for readers and writers, including the BookUp after-school reading program. In March 2016 the Foundation hired…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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I’m Feminist Press Director Jamia Wilson, and This Is How I Work

Jamia Wilson grew up reading books from the Feminist Press, so she’s proud to be the literary publisher’s executive director (the youngest person, and the first woman of color, to lead the 47-year-old press). When she became director, Wilson was already an outspoken activist and writer whose work had appeared in the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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