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Web Reads: These criminals are good guys


Introspection? A study asked inmates in England how they rated themselves on traits such as “moral, kind to others, trustworthy, honest, dependable, compassionate, generous, law-abiding, and self-controlled.” The inmates ranked themselves higher than average when compared both to fellow inmates and community members at large.

Publishing. Many World readers are interested in self-publishing their writing. The PBS media shift blog features 5 key trends in self-publishing.

Art. Fans of cartoonist Charles Addams may enjoy his illustrations for a book of Mother Goose rhymes.

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Reducing crime. Do cleaning up graffiti and repairing broken windows really help bring down crime rates? This article looks at research on both sides of the issue.

Music history. Studs Terkel interviewed Bob Dylan in 1963 when the singer was only 21 and not yet famous. You can listen to a recording of the interview here.

Susan Olasky
Susan Olasky

Susan pens book reviews and other articles for WORLD as a senior writer and has authored eight historical novels for children. Susan and her husband Marvin live in Asheville, N.C. Follow Susan on Twitter @susanolasky.


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