Web Reads

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A weekly column by Susan Olasky highlighting interesting stories and commentary from around the web.

Web Reads: Literary hatchet jobs and telling the good news

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Newsworthy | Poison pens. The snarky book review has been around for a long time. One group honors “literary criticism's most poisonous pens” with “The Hatchet Job…

Web Reads: These criminals are good guys

Web Reads: These criminals are good guys

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Newsworthy | Introspection? A study asked inmates in England how they rated themselves on traits such as “moral, kind to others, trustworthy, honest, dependable,

Web Reads: The Hobbit, modern-day piracy, and apps for traveling abroad

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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: Read to me. J.R.R. Tolkien fans can listen to eight free lectures on The Hobbit and even hear…

Web Reads: History for the ears and the eyes

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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: Listen closely. The Roaring Twenties was a noisy decade, and nowhere was noise more…

Web Reads: We’re all human

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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: Human. The website of 29-year-old photographer Brandon Stanton, who has talked to and…

Web Reads: Debt limit, drumming, life, and death

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Newsworthy | This week’s selection of interesting reads from around the web: The difference between jazz and rock drumming demonstrated. A simple “Introduction to the…

Web reads: A weekly list of interesting internet finds

Web reads: A weekly list of interesting internet finds

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Newsworthy | Marriage talk. Do college students want to talk about marriage? A professor at the University of St. Thomassays they want to and need to: “They…

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