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Mar 29

nprbooks:

Today’s top item in Book News: Can Mammy be rescued from Gone With the Wind?  Author Donald McCaig is writing a novel that gives a real name and a past to Mammy — who for decades has personified an ugly racial caricature. The estate of Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell has authorized Ruth’s Journey, which will be published by Atria Books in October. Peter Borland, the editorial director of Atria, tells The New York Times, “What’s really remarkable about what Donald has done is that it’s a book that respects and honors its source material, but it also provides a necessary correction to what is one of the more troubling aspects of the book, which is how the black characters are portrayed.” 
Also today: the enduring charm of Jeeves and Wooster, Frog Music author Emma Donoghue recommends the complete works of Roddy Doyle (I do, too!) and George R.R. Martin drops another advance chapter of The Winds of Winter.

nprbooks:

Today’s top item in Book News: Can Mammy be rescued from Gone With the Wind?  Author Donald McCaig is writing a novel that gives a real name and a past to Mammy — who for decades has personified an ugly racial caricature. The estate of Gone With the Wind author Margaret Mitchell has authorized Ruth’s Journey, which will be published by Atria Books in October. Peter Borland, the editorial director of Atria, tells The New York Times, “What’s really remarkable about what Donald has done is that it’s a book that respects and honors its source material, but it also provides a necessary correction to what is one of the more troubling aspects of the book, which is how the black characters are portrayed.” 

Also today: the enduring charm of Jeeves and Wooster, Frog Music author Emma Donoghue recommends the complete works of Roddy Doyle (I do, too!) and George R.R. Martin drops another advance chapter of The Winds of Winter.

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Mar 27

valvesoftware:

going to college like

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Mar 23

midcenturymodernfreak:

1965 New York City Girl on a Scooter | Photo: Joel Meyerowitz - Via

midcenturymodernfreak:

1965 New York City Girl on a Scooter | Photo: Joel Meyerowitz - Via

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Mar 20

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Mar 15

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nprfreshair:

These teacup balconies in Japan are just delightful.
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nprfreshair:

These teacup balconies in Japan are just delightful.

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Mar 12

laughingsquid:

Archist, Illustrations Imagining the Iconic Art Styles of Famed Artists as Architectural Structures

laughingsquid:

Archist, Illustrations Imagining the Iconic Art Styles of Famed Artists as Architectural Structures

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Mar 06

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