Critical Linking: September 18th, 2013


Teachers each day will fill lamps, clean chimneys. 

And not use coordinating conjunctions.


A story is powerful when it gives us a way to name something that was difficult to describe before. Having that name can change the future. It gives us a way to explain, quickly, what it is that we are fighting to prevent. Or what we are fighting to bring into being.

Soma. Big Brother. Androids. Science fiction does have a way of naming that which we fear.


The imprint is planning to publish 13 of the authors works, including Giovanni’s Room and Go Tell It On the Mountain, in e-book on September 17. The release will mark the first time Baldwin’s titles will be available in digital format. All e-books will be priced at $9.99.

James Baldwin is seriously under-read these days. Maybe this will help.


A handpicked archive inspired by Radiolab podcasts.

The nerdiest, wonkiest book tumblr of all time? Maybe. May. Be.



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