Excavated Site in Denmark May Be The Royal Hall From ‘Beowulf’
Reminds that it may be time to re-read Beowulf. Last time I did that I was a freshman in college. Also happen to have a copy of the verse translation by Seamus Heaney (R.I.P.) sitting here on my bookshelf. (Though one of the commenters at Amazon thinks that the translation by Frederick Rebsamen is superior to Heaney’s.)
(As evidenced by the two different versions of e-book/ebook above, Forbes copy editors may want to look into standardizing the spelling of that pesky word.)
Still banning books?
North Carolina school board bans “Invisible Man”
(from @DavePell’s NextDraft newsletter 9/20/13)
Still reminding us that books are banned
How banned books week is being observed in my neck of the woods:
Video provides payday for publishers
(thanks to @jwikert for the link)
Proof of what Joe describes is happening at the New York Times, where one of the video features is called Op-Docs. One of the recent videos there is:
Louie C.K. on Conan about cell phones
There’s actually a great line in here about letting yourself getting completely sad, embracing it, crying, in order to produce the “happiness antibodies” that will make you completely happy. But screwing around with the phone rather than just sitting there “being human” gets in the way of complete sadness, therefore getting in the way of complete happiness. Brilliant in a way.
(thanks to @DavePell’s NextDraft)
This Guy Turns OCD Hoarding into Amazing Photos
New Album “Sparks” Announced
Another musician doing some interesting stuff on the marketing front.
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Now I am going to do my breakfast, later than having my breakfast coming yet again to read more news.