Reading Rainbow is making a big comeback, and it’s skipping your TV in favor of the other screen in your living room: your iPad.
In an in-depth chat in VentureBeat’s San Francisco studio, Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton talked about how the reincarnation came to be. As always, Burton was the consumate storyteller, and he conveyed his deep belief that technology should be used not just for profit but for good.
"It seems that no one is immune to E L James' controversial novel, 50 Shades of Grey. Television shows, magazines, popular blogs, even side conversations outside the school pick-up line are filled with talk about how hot it is -- and how it may be solely responsible for jump-starting the sex drives of bored housewives across the country. While I agree that some of the sex scenes are quite titillating, I find myself annoyed at the overt Bondage/Discipline/Dominance/Submission/Sadism/Masochism (BDSM) stereotypes advanced by the book. Especially since the latest scientific studies concerning sexual behavior do not back them up." - KS
Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childhood in books such as Where the Wild Things Are, died early on Tuesday. He was 83. Longtime friend and caretaker Lynn Caponera said she was with him when Sendak died at a hospital in Danbury, Connecticut. She said he had a stroke on Friday.Where the Wild Things Are earned Sendak a prestigious Caldecott Medal for the best children's book of 1964 and became a hit movie in 2009.
A book me and the boy are perusing. To many words for him (and me) right now, but I thought this deserved to be an excellent shoop opportunity...
“Inspired, in equal measures, by Hurricane Katrina, Buster Keaton, The Wizard of Oz, and a love for books, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a story of people who devote their lives to books and books who return the favor.”
inspired by norweiganmogs (can't just call him mog anymore coz there's two mogs, wtf?) reviews of things, im doing a book review. it's about a book, incase you hadn't guessed, called "Treasure Islands". I think digitalantichrist told me to read it. maybe i'm just so awesome that i figured it out on my own, who knows?
- Is a botch. Some thoughts.
A Fantasy novel
Local councils up and down the country have been given a green light to close down libraries following a decision to throw out an appeal to the High Court by Brent SOS Libraries. The campaigners had sought to reverse the decision to close six libraries in the north London borough. At least 600 out of an estimated 4,612 libraries are now under threat.
"Perl is central to the success of Booking.com. With this grant, we want to keep up our tradition of giving back to the community," said Darren Huston, Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com.
Reading... Enough said!
That's exactly how they work
Kids were walking around with big flat-screen TVs, laptops, colour printers and arm fulls of clothes.
One rode around casually on a stolen Boris bike (named after London mayor Boris Johnson) with a TV and a box of trainers balanced on the handle bars. When there was nothing more to loot, they took the fire extinguishers.
One guy eventually got bored and smashed it into the window of the Natwest bank. They left Waterstones, a book store, untouched.
james o'barr's The Crow is 20 years old