Critical Linking: June 20th, 2014


Join us as we take a tour of the 10 grammar rules everyone knows — but are actually completely bogus

It’s good to remember that language is fluid and usage is king. These 10 rules might not actually be completely bogus, but they are certainly good reminders that dogma can be blind.


The latest contender comes in plans to herald the coming of the newHaruki Murakami, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. First editions of the novel, it was announced at midnight, will include a special sheet of stickers designed by five Japanese illustrators.

Huh. Stickers.


Well, in this case, you can, because spoke to Noyce earlier today about his upcoming sci-fi drama The Giver, based on the novel by Lois Lowry and starring Brenton Thwaites, Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep. He confirmed to us that American Pastoral will be his next project as a director with Ewan McGregor starring in the lead role. (Apparently, an Australian site called got this scoop three-and-a-half months ago but buried the news in a profile on the filmmaker.)

Is the lead role in American Pastoral Zuckerman or Silk?


The independently operated bookstore at the V Street NW location of Busboys and Poets became the target of one of conservative radio hosts Rush Limbaugh’s on-air diatribes Monday. Limbaugh blasted the store, which is operated by the nonprofit Teaching for Change, for not selling his new children’s book, Rush Revere and the First Patriots.

Oh Rush.


Critical Linking is sponsored this week by our own summer T-shirt: Read More Books. It is available for order through June 29th for 20 bucks. Not bad right? Get it here.


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