Critical Linking: December 22nd, 2014

 

Are You As Well Read As Lisa Simpson? The precocious eight year old has her own online Book Club. How many have you read?

Is Lisa Simpson the most revered book nerd in pop culture?

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One piece of the puzzle might be that for those who choose this career path, the act of becoming an artist is an achievement itself that’s worth a lot. A group of sociologists took a look at what it means to be an artist, and wrote this in the conclusion of their study: “Seeing oneself as a professional artist is an achievement that compares to entering other elite status groups.”

The number of people earning MFAs has tripled since 1970.

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Useful. Via Knopf.

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