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OMG Churchill, and Other News

November 30, 2012 | by

  • The first use of OMG? This letter to Winston Churchill may be of tremendous significance to the history of texting.
  • A collection of rare dictionaries is expected to fetch up to one million dollars at auction, although you can snatch up James Caulfield’s Blackguardiana: or, A Dictionary of Rogues, Bawds, Pimps, Whores, Pickpockets, Shoplifters… for three to five thousand dollars.
  • “A DIY spirit has possessed Atlanta's writers and readers, who are taking literature out of the stuffy confines of the library and into coffeehouses, bars, galleries, and event spaces.”
  • “In the last couple of days, my book has caused quite a flurry of controversy—or rather, a misrepresentation of it has.” Clearing up the OED scandal.
  • Kurt Vonnegut's rules for reading fiction: a 1965 term paper assignment.
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    Wharton Erotica, Peculiar Pulp, Encyclopedia Brown

    July 17, 2012 | by

  • Encyclopedia Brown author Donald J. Sobol has died at 87.
  • When Edith Wharton penned erotica.
  • 8-bit illustrations of short stories’ opening lines.
  • Peculiar pulp art.
  • “Don’t deny the change. Direct it wisely.” How best to employ libraries.
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