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The Interrobang: A Festival of Questions
One last question: are words more important than actions?
Friday Choice Cuts
This week has been a veritable hotbed of controversy. Here’s our wrap.
Amina Arraf, a lesbian Syrian blogger, was abducted by Syrian authorities during the week, prompting howls of protest around the world - at least until it emerged that she may be the figment of someone’s imagination. If that’s the case, it would be a distasteful distraction from the life-and-death struggle many Syrians…
The Disappearing Book
Over at Slate, Jack Shafer is marking the decline in importance of books - both in the shrinking newspaper coverage and in the value of the printed object.
Shafer remembers the glory days when the New York Times Book Review “could hit 80 pages in the 1970s” but now numbers only 28 pages. While he takes some heart from the recent announcement from…
Video of the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards Announcement
(Click to watch video.)
Watch video of the Premier Ted Bailleu’s announcement of changes to the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
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