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    Discarded Books, Fake Names, and Other News

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  • In “Expired,” photographer Kerry Mansfield works with discarded books, to eerie effect.
  • How Orwell, Voltaire, and Ann Landers chose their pen names.
  • Meet Simon Vance, the name (or voice!) in audiobooks.
  • Stephen King published Joyland with lofty, print-only intentions. But of course, it is now a pirated e-book.
  • In non-news, Barbara Taylor Bradford is less than impressed by Fifty Shades of Grey.
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    Typewriter, Tip, Tip, Tip, and Other News

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  • Behold the typewriters of famous authors.
  • Speaking of: if you have $60,000–$80,000 handy, you can buy Hemingway’s.
  • MESSAGES SENT WITHIN THE U.S. NAVY NO LONGER HAVE TO BE WRITTEN OUT IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • In other cultural upheaval news, brace yourselves for the latest OED changes.
  • The strange, amazing world of Game of Thrones fan fic.
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    The Knight’s Tale, and Other News

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    Poets Without Clothes, and Other News

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  • Talk about truth in advertising: meet Poets Without Clothes. [NSFW]
  • Check out this nifty animation of a 1996 DFW interview.
  • George Orwell’s northern Indian birthplace is being turned into a memorial … for Gandhi.
  • What are libraries doing with old books? Lots of things.
  • Pew: “About seven in ten of those who used a library over a twelve-month period did so to borrow print books or to browse the shelves.”
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