Critical Linking: January 24th, 2014

 

Diagon Alley is planned to double the size of Wizarding World, expanding the “locations” featured in the park from Hogsmeade and Hogwarts to Diagon Alley (obviously), the Leaky Cauldron, and King’s Cross Station, from which visitors will be able to take a Hogwarts Express train to travel between the two halves of the park.

I bet there is a whole generation of kids who would rather go here than Disney World. And now it’s getting even bigger.

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But the important thing is Kurant has created a collection of once strictly-fictional books featured in the works of Kurt Vonnegut, Phillip K. Dick, Jorge Louis Borges, and others. Although there isn’t any text in the books, they each have an ISBN which makes them real enough for the authorities.

Very strange project. I like it.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lvvjPAVDgLo[/youtube]

Amazing animation of the first chapter of Margaret Atwood’s Oryx & Crake.

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By their mid-50s, liberal arts majors with an advanced or undergraduate degree are on average making more money those who studied in professional and pre-professional fields, and are employed at similar rates.

So next time your accountant uncle asks what you are going to do with your English degree you can answer: “Eventually, make more money than you.”

 

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