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Sci-Fi Books that Predicted the Future

electricliterature.com - The future is tough to foresee. Ask any stock-picker, or the writers of Space 1999. Imagining it is fun, though, and occasionally fiction authors will get something right. Possibly because the narr...

Cooking - The New York Times

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nytimes.com - We mentioned the bacon explosion in passing last week, and said we'd publish the names of readers who sent us pictures of their weekend attempts at the dish. Turns out that was a lot of readers. An...

Infographic: The Science of Speed Reading

electricliterature.com - Turns out the method of reading you likely utilized at least a few times in college may have some benefits after all. According to a new infographic, speed reading is actually proven to be quite he...

Shame and Ridicule in Indiana: William H. Gass, David Foster Wallace, and Writing from the Nowhere State

electricliterature.com - Where is Indiana? Forget geography; if you can say with confidence if it’s located to the east or west of the Mississippi, you’re ahead of the curve. No, I’m thinking of mythology, that America of ...

Here's What The Original Cast Of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" Looks Like Today

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buzzfeed.com - Sarah Barrable-Tishauer played Liberty Van Zandt for nine seasons. After leaving the show, Barrable-Tishauer graduated from Concordia University and put her communications degree to use as a freela...

Kevin Smokler

Author of "Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books Your Haven't TOuched Since High School." Crazy about publishing, media, journalism, our times, and animal group names. Prone to oversharing.

Foo Fighters Will Perform a Record Store Day Show Near Dave Grohl’s Birthplace | SPIN

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spin.com - In honor of Record Store Day (of which he is this year’s ambassador), Dave Grohl will return to his birthplace of Warren, Ohio — which actually has an alley named after him — to play a super-small ...

MC Lyte Releases Her First Album in 12 Years on Record Store Day

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Okayplayer’s 15 Essential Vinyl Releases For Record Store Day 2015

bit.ly - Tomorrow, Saturday, April 18th is Record Store Day 2015. Or, for our purposes, the day when the time-honored act of crate-digging steps out of the shadows, no longer treated as a dirty, furtive, co...

TVD's 9 weeks of vinyl giveaways, Week 9: The Rhino Fireworks Finale - The Vinyl District

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