Critical Linking: November 4th, 2013

 

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You get can all of your Divergent swag (though an Abnegation tank top seems….to miss the point)

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Pulitzer-winning author Harper Lee accuses local museum in Monroeville, Alabama, of exploiting her literary fame.

Man, I hate to read stuff like this. Not sure what side I come down on here, but the antagonism is regrettable.

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Starting Wednesday, when Amazon customers shop on a new version of the company’s website – smile.amazon.com – the company will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to charity. Customers pick their charity through the new website and there are almost one million to choose from, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and charity:water.

Hard to find something wrong with that.

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Part of it is that some MFA faculty are still teaching students to enter a literary landscape that no longer exists. With the shrinking of publication opportunities for mid-list writers, and the advent of Web 2.0 and self-publishing, the publishing world is morphing at warp speed.

Wait, so you are saying that higher education doesn’t always match up with what you will be doing in the real world?

 

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