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The New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books
What are we to make of the fact that in its eleven-year history, the International Criminal Court has prosecuted only Africans? Should the court be condemned for discrimination—for taking advantage of Africa’s weak global position—as some African leaders contend? Or should it be applauded for giving long-overdue attention to atrocities in Africa—a sign that finally someone is concerned about the countless ignored African victims, as many African activists contend? This debate is at the heart of one of the most serious challenges the ICC has ever faced. If the current attack on it succeeds, the court’s future may be in doubt. More

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The Best Books on Writing, NYC, Animals, and More: A Collaboration with the New York Public Library By Maria Popova As an enormous lover and patron of public libraries, I was beyond delighted when the fine folks at the New York Public Library asked me to curate a selection of books for their bookstore and gave me free range to do whatever I wished. My original thought was to do a single reading list around a specific theme, much like I had been doing for the TED bookstore. But my chronic maximalism soon kicked in — the single reading list swelled into four reading lists (wisdom on writing, great reads about New York City, heart- and brain-stirring books on pets and animals, and timeless treats for young readers) and the simple tabletop display became an elaborate installation in the bookstore’s main window. Kelli, with her own brand of idealistic maximalism, decided to turn the reading lists into a magnificent papercraft wonderland featuring oversized three-dimensional sculptures of each of the books amidst an intricate paper cityscape of the Manhattan skyline.

Book Reviews Book Reviews The Bard of Suburbia Robert Wilson John Updike’s obsession with ordinary life made him the writer by whom we came to know ourselves Updike· By Adam Begley 19th Nervous Breakdown Directory of Online Literary Journals A resource for readers and writers alike, the Review 31 Directory is a listing of English-language online literary journals. This listing also includes some print journals that offer significant online content. www.3ammagazine.com Founded: 2000, Paris Reviews, essays, interviews, fiction.

Digital - News NYC Digital Releases Update to the Digital Roadmap with 100% of the Objectives Achieved, Digital Education Programs Have Impacted over One Million New Yorkers October 17, 2013 New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott, Media and Entertainment Commissioner Katherine Oliver and Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot today announced Digital Ready, an intensive professional development and technology expansion program designed to help participating NYC public high schools use technology and student-centered learning to improve their students’ readiness for college and careers. Digital Ready introduces strategic digital teaching tools and connects students with New York City’s vibrant technology community to help them develop the professional skills and technology competencies that equip them for success in the new digital economy through partnerships with technology and media leaders.

When High Technology Meets Immortality by Nathaniel Rich Zero K by Don DeLillo Scribner, 274 pp., $27.00 In Zero K Don DeLillo has found the perfect physical repository for his oracular visions, his end-time reveries, his balladry of dread. The place is called the Convergence. It is a sealed, self-sufficient, subterranean cryogenic facility, funded by wealthy patrons and secret government agencies. BrowseCollections Excessive Checkout Limit Reached. There have been too many titles checked out and returned by your account within a short period of time. Try again in several days. If you are still not able to check out titles after 7 days, please contact Support. You will be prompted to sign into your library account on the next page. If this is your first time selecting “Send to NOOK,” you will then be taken to a Barnes & Noble page to sign into (or create) your NOOK account.

Book Beast Berlusconi’s So-Called Bunga-Bunga Life By Barbie Latza Nadeau In a new authorized biography, ‘My Way,’ there’s an ‘awestruck’ Putin, the sick joke he and Gaddafi made famous—and the Italian playboy PM who remains as slippery as ever. Keep Reading The 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers It’s an interesting relationship that book lovers have with the Internet: most would rather read a physical book than something on an iPad or Kindle, and even though an Amazon purchase is just two or three clicks away, dedicated readers would rather take a trip to their local indie bookstore. Yet the literary world occupies a decent-sized space on the web. Readers, writers, publishers, editors, and everybody in between are tweeting, Tumbling, blogging, and probably even Vine-ing about their favorite books. In case the demise of Google Reader threw your literary Internet browsing into a dark void, here’s a list of 25 book sites to bookmark. The Millions Ten years is a mighty long time in terms of Internet life, but that’s how long The Millions has been kicking out a steady stream of reviews, essays, and links.

Life as a Nonviolent Psychopath - Judith Ohikuare In 2005, James Fallon's life started to resemble the plot of a well-honed joke or big-screen thriller: A neuroscientist is working in his laboratory one day when he thinks he has stumbled upon a big mistake. He is researching Alzheimer's and using his healthy family members' brain scans as a control, while simultaneously reviewing the fMRIs of murderous psychopaths for a side project. It appears, though, that one of the killers' scans has been shuffled into the wrong batch.

A look at some of the ways George Orwell’s ‘1984’ has come true When George Orwell penned his now-famous dystopian novel, "1984" — released 67 years ago in June 1949 — it was intended as fiction. The futuristic setting is more than three decades in our rearview mirror, but many aspects of the book have come eerily true today. The novel tells of a socially stratified post-nuclear war world ruled by three superstates — Oceania, Eastasia and Eurasia.

A list of top 50 Books blogs by Blog Rank Are you a bookworm who just can’t end the day without reading a page? Do you love reading fictional novels or philosophical, intellectual, non-fiction stuff? If you are any of these, then you might have been scouring around the Internet for the top book blogs. Using the search engines to find what you are looking for will help but may take you some time. The University Bookman Review 21 April 2014 The Founders’ FounderW. Bradford Littlejohn Of the Laws of Ecclesiastical Polity.

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