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Or, why Amazon loves the Chicago Public Library. Memory of life before reading is a blank. Zip-zero-zilch. Given that I didn’t have the language–how could I put into words a memory? What is it like to not be able to read? I have no memory of my life before literacy. None. Words have always danced... Read more »
On opening the New York Times on Monday, January 23rd, 2012, there it was. In glorious black and white, the reason why I can no longer justify paying $70 a month for what passes as what is available on the tube. Top shows for the past week, sports-’Jersey Shore’, “reality shows” like ‘Pawn Stars’... Read more »
‘Twas in the weeks before Christmas when I learned about the Chicago Public Library cutbacks—apparently in the time period I’d been out of town in October, Grinch Rahm Emanuel had decreed “bah, to reading” on the public’s dime. I’d recently chatted with a young woman on the no. 3 bus who was enthralled with Michigan... Read more »
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