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#53208 - 07/12/05 09:05 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
LovelyPride
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I just read a fantastic article in Alberta Views about the importance of exposing children to the natural world. It was called The Grizzly Bear and the Grade Twos and it was written by a Rocky Mountian trail guide who led a class of seven-year olds, their teacher and some parents on a hike. During the trip they came upon a grizzly bear and had an educational and harmless encounter.

Unfortunately, Alberta Views doesn't publish old articles on their website so I can't post a link.

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#53209 - 07/13/05 06:30 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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Ching Shih


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moon_lemming, thank you for the link to that article about the Unicorn tapestries -- that was absolutely fascinating and really well-written. I wish I'd been able to read it before I saw the tapestries for the first time last year; I would have had an even greater appreciation for them than I did. Not that my appreciation was particularly lacking; I stood there admiring them and crying, while Frink wondered to himself about my sanity. (His aesthetic reactions tend not to be quite so extreme.)

Anyway. Great article.

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#53210 - 07/14/05 10:36 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
moon_lemming
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Oh, good, I'm glad someone else enjoyed it, too.

I have promised myself that one day I will see the tapestries in person, and now I know that I will probably have to warn mr. lemming not to think I've gone mad. Just reading that little bit of their story was overwhelming, I can't imagine seeing them in person.

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#53211 - 07/14/05 10:45 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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Ching Shih


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moon_lemming, they alone are worth the trip to New York. (And be sure to see the Cathedral of St. John the Divine while you're in town, too.)
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#53212 - 07/19/05 09:48 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/18/national/18lakewood.html? About a mega-church in Texas. As someone who attends a meeting with no more then 40 other people the idea of religion as mass-market commodity is really interesting to me. Seeing things from the other side of the fence I guess.
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#53213 - 07/25/05 11:55 AM Re: Read any good articles lately?
piksea
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Registered: 04/18/05
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This is shameless self-promotion, but my book blog was actually mentioned in this piece in the New York Times on July 13.

I'm still not sure how I feel about it, because my politics are 180 degrees from the host site's and I'm not sure that the article is that flattering in general. On the other hand, how many times will I do something that gets mention in the NY Times? Also, the little blurb about me isn't not flattering and I got 3 times the traffic I've gotten for any other post.
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#53214 - 08/09/05 03:09 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
StephA
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Here's a really interesting article about women\'s magazines .

ETA: And one about a band that promotes literacy .

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#53215 - 08/14/05 11:08 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
ainsley
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This article from the LA Times, When You\'re Buried in Books , describes a phenomenon with which I suspect many of us are familiar: when books take over your household.

Credit for the find goes to amateur.

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#53216 - 08/25/05 01:33 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
StephA
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Jessa from Bookslut talks about book covers that keep books from being read . Interesting article. (Now if only she'd stop calling it the "Toronto Globe and Mail".)

When you're done reading that, come talk about your book-cover experiences in this thread .

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#53217 - 08/25/05 04:19 PM Re: Read any good articles lately?
CaitlinM
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There's a sort of related article in the New York Times about retooling a book jacket for Rick Moody's latest book that got early bad reaction.
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