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Nabokov Museum Vandalized, and Other News

February 1, 2013 | by


  • “The common core state standards, a set of math and English goals agreed upon by forty-five states and now being implemented, sends cursive the way of the quill pen, while requiring instead that students be proficient in keyboarding by fourth grade.”
  • Libraries have gone raucous! Bring back the shush!
  • The Nabokov Museum has been vandalized by the so-called St. Petersburg Cossacks. Why? For “promoting pedophilia.”
  • Perfumes inspired by dead writers.
  • In the UK, doctors will soon be allowed to prescribe books.



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    1. Mo Ibrahim | February 1, 2013 at 11:25 am

      In terms of the St. Petersburg Cossacks, the age-of-consent is relative, because before the turn of the century it was 10 in most US states. It’s 17 here in NYC, 18 in Jersey and 13 in Spain.

      Yet, it’s clear that Humbert’s relationship with 12-year-old Lola doesn’t promote pedophilia.

    2. Yuri | February 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Leningrad Cossacks: A group united in its shared ignorance. Sad.

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