Find Out How Judgmental of Book Covers You Are: Today in Critical Linking

 

You judge books by their covers. Then we judge you.

Ok, so you have to play Judgey.

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If you want to understand why it is that NASA loves The Martian and is so gung ho for this movie, you have to realize that this movie more or less presents exactly their future vision, minus all the drama.

So NASA thinks The Martian is basically one huge ad for a Mars mission. And you know what, I think they are right to think that.

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At least one spectator noted that the novel contains “much allusion to mathematics and insanity, with references to Gödel and other masterful minds.” More specifically, The Passenger makes mention of “Feynman diagrams, Kurt Gödel, subatomic particles, collisions, weighted routes, equations, variations, and reality.” The staging also revealed that one of the protagonists is a woman, a musician who may be institutionalized.

Tantalizing details of what the next Cormac McCarthy novel will bring.

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The first Guinness Book of World Records was created 60 years ago Thursday. What started as a bit of harmless promotion for the brewery has become one of the best-selling books of all time, CBS News’ Debora Patta reports.

The Guinness Book of World Records was the tumblr-turned-book of the 1960s. 

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