Writer, doctor, soldier, political campaigner, spiritualist – Arthur Conan Doyle was many things, not least a passionate and prolific photographer, who in his time authored 13 articles for the British Journal of Photography. The article below, published in British Journal of Photography in Octob
I had no idea!!
Source: Arthur Conan Doyle, the Photographer. – British Journal of Photography
“The Hobbit” star Martin Freeman will executive produce “Paradise Lost,” a TV adaptation of John Milton’s epic 17th-century poem.
I am SO excited to hear about this! YES YES YES
Source: ‘Sherlock’s’ Martin Freeman Producing Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ for TV | Variety
Pediatricians, a nonprofit and a burger joint are teaming up this week to provide children with two summer favorites: ice cream and reading.
Larkburger, the Colorado-based fast-casual burger restaurant, is hosting a book drive through Friday for Reach Out and Read Colorado.All of Larkburger’s Colorado locations are collecting new and gently used books to donate to the program, which provides books to children through their pediatricians, with an emphasis on children in poverty.
When a customer donates a book to the drive, Larkburger will provide a free kid’s ice cream. Donated books may range from infant to young adult reading levels, and should have covers and pages intact, with clean and unmarked pages.
I love this idea!! Especially utilizing pediatricians to reach the right kids.
I Kind of also love the free ice cream, but don’t tell. ;P
Source: Larkburger teams up with nonprofit to provide children’s books through pediatricians – The Denver Post
To those who might say the experiment is condescending, Young says that’s not his goal. He does not want to criticize those who write or like pop poetry, he said, but instead hopes it leads younger people to think more about what they read (in addition to being a poet, Young is also a high school English teacher).“I think the younger generation is mostly interested in ‘fidget-spinner’ poetry. Like they’re just scrolling on their devices, to read something instantly, while the libraries are empty. I think people today don’t want to read anything that causes a whole lot of critical thinking,” he said. “And so in a lot of my captions, I try to talk about the real stuff.”
Source: This poet is trolling everyone on Instagram to show how social media glorifies pop poetry | PBS NewsHour
Harry Potter fans can now treat themselves to a stunning print or poster thanks to the new Pottermore Art Collection, which features work from artists including Olly Moss.
The collection, which is available to buy now from the Pottermore Shop, has more than 40 pieces that are both beautiful and affordable, including cover art, creature illustrations, portraits and more.
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MOSUL’S LIBRARY WITHOUT BOOKSI could smell the acrid soot a block away. The library at the University of Mosul, among the finest in the Middle East, once had a million books, historic maps, and old manuscripts. Some dated back centuries, even a millennium, Mohammed Jasim, the library’s director, told me. Among its prize acquisitions was a Quran from the ninth century, although the library also housed thousands of twenty-first-century volumes on science, philosophy, law, world history, literature, and the arts. Six hundred thousand books were in Arabic; many of the rest were in English. During the thirty-two months that the Islamic State ruled the city, the university campus, on tree-lined grounds near the Tigris River, was gradually closed down and then torched. Quite intentionally, the library was hardest hit. isis sought to kill the ideas within its walls—or at least the access to them.
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Source: Mosul’s Library Without Books – The New Yorker
A young Massachusetts girl used a first aid tip learned from reading “The Hunger Games” series to help assist a friend who got a bad cut.
Source: Massachusetts girl saves friend using tip learned from ‘The Hunger Games’ books | Fox News
Books for Keeps is one of several non-profit organizations formed by University of Georgia alumni focused on helping younger students in the Athens-Clarke County Public School System.
Source: Athens nonprofit Books for Keeps looks to expand statewide | Athensnews | redandblack.com
The Metropolitan Police asked anyone with information to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Source: £2m of antique books stolen by abseilling thieves | Daily Mail Online
According to a piece in Slate, novelists are now employing “sensitivity readers“ in an attempt to avoid representing characters from other communities in an inaccurate or offensive way.
Source: PC — Sensitivity Readers Assault on Literature | National Review