Trump Blocks Stephen King on Twitter: Critical Linking, June 14, 2017

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After months of mocking President Donald Trump on Twitter, author Stephen King woke up to the unfortunate news on Tuesday that he had been blocked by the commander-in-chief.

And that’s when J.K. Rowling stepped in.

The New York Public Library announced Thursday on its website that it is launching “Subway Library,” a new initiative between the New York, Brooklyn and Queens Libraries, the MTA and Transit Wireless that provides straphangers with free access to hundreds of e-books “for all ages.”

Daydreaming about a train that is also a physical library (and passenger helmet designs).

Why go to the library in Italy when all around you there is fantastic art, exalted architecture, deep history and intense passionate people? Because, as I discovered in the course of a rushed but illuminating week dashing from Venice to Rome, Florence and Milan, the country’s historic libraries contain all of those without the crowds.

I’ll take a one-way ticket to Italy, please.


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