Posts from November 2010

Short Update on Short Stories

Coming soon to iTunes from the Guardian.co.uk: The Guardian's short stories podcast, in which leading authors - including Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Drabble, Julian Barnes and Helen Simpson - pick their favourite short story by another writer, from Raymond Carver to Angela Carter.

They talk to Lisa Allardice, editor of Guardian Review, about why they've chosen that particular story, and then read the story in full.

The series begins on 11 December 2010.

Posted: November 28, 2010

The 350 project: Polar Bears, O Polar Bears, Wherefor Art Thou Polar Bears?

I know I'm still a hippie because I  still believe that art and music can change the world; well, along with a good librarian.  Last night I happened to be listening to PRI's "The World" and caught an interview with 350.org founder Bill McKibben. The back story is that 350 ppm is the ideal proportion of CO2 in the atmosphere to sustain live. Currently, we are at 390ppm here on mother earth.

Posted: November 17, 2010

D'oh! The Ultimate Simpson's Guide is a syllabus of fun for teachers

Homer utters his catchphrase  43 times in the first season of The Simpsons.  This cheesy tidbit however, is not why teachers  will be crazy about Simpson's World: The Ultimate Episode Guide (Seasons1-20).

Posted: November 11, 2010

Ooh La La: The Paris Review Interviews are ALL online!

The Paris Review, under its new editor Lorin Stein, is a magazine of sobering beauty and intellect. The new, crisp, easy to read website is a treasure for english and humanities teachers. The entire run of The Paris Review's storied interview series,  previously unavailable in electronic form, are all available for the browsing.

Posted: November 6, 2010

Digital Archiving on a Shoestring

Online museum archives and scholarly collections  have become easier to create with the release of Omeka.net,  a cloud-based Web-publishing platform developed at George Mason University.

Posted: November 1, 2010