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The Story of a Coronavirus Infection – Intelligencer

How the novel coronavirus could take over your body (before you ever felt it). By Jeff Wise   You call a friend and arrange to meet for lunch. It’s unseasonably springlike, so you choose a place with outdoor seating, which … Continue reading

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Atlas with Shifting Edges – Emergence Magazine

Elizabeth Rush reflects on climate change as a transformational force on our landscapes and the words we might use to grasp this shifting reality. Her book Rising was named a finalist for this year’s Pulitzer Prize for its rigorous reporting … Continue reading

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Contemporary Brazil, Captured in Two Novels and a Journalist’s Collection | New York Times — Flag of Ulysses

Heartbreak, exile, lethal violence and the gold rush in the Amazon are some of the themes explored in three newly translated works. Read More Contemporary Brazil, Captured in Two Novels and a Journalist’s Collection | New York Times — Flag of … Continue reading

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New Book—“Working Juju: Representations of the Caribbean Fantastic” — Repeating Islands

We send our warmest congratulations to Andrea Shaw Nevins for her new book Working Juju: Representations of the Caribbean Fantastic (UGA Press, 2019). Description: Working Juju examines how fantastical and unreal modes are deployed in portrayals of the Caribbean in … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s mystery annotator identified as John Milton – ScienceBlog.com

It is well known that Shakespeare was a huge influence on Milton. From learning how to write nature poetry to creating charismatic villains, Milton’s debt to his forebear continues to fascinate experts. The younger poet once praised the ‘wonder and … Continue reading

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Literacy in a digital world

UNESCO The digital revolution is changing our world faster than ever and unleashing new opportunities. Basic services are being transformed into e-services and learning is increasingly happening online. But without literacy, the opportunities of the digital world turn into obstacles: … Continue reading

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The magical, mathematical fictions of Jorge Luis Borges – Ilan Stavans

 

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Andrea Levy reads Small Island

Andrea Levy (1956-2019) reads from her novel, Small Island.

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The Storytellers Reading to Cuba’s Cigar Factory Workers

Great Big Story Published on 18 Apr 2018 SUBSCRIBED 2.2M Cuba is world-renowned for its cigars. But there’s a deeper story behind their creation. As per a tradition that started in 1865, storytellers, or “lectores,” stand at a platform reading … Continue reading

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Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies by Sara Lewis

For centuries, the beauty of fireflies has evoked wonder and delight. Yet for most of us, fireflies remain shrouded in mystery: How do fireflies make their light? What are they saying with their flashing? And what do fireflies look for … Continue reading

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