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Daniel Handler Makes Martini While Reciting Poem from Third Man Books Title

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The incomparable Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) has given Janaka Stucky’s poem “WE ARE NOT EMPTY WE CAST SPELLS” the ultimate reading by reciting it while making himself a martini (stirred, not shaken). That poem and many more are collected in The Truth Is We Are Perfect, published by Third Man Books.

 

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Time.com Highlights GILES’s Double Exposure Series

Made by Ernest C.  Withers Young woman reviewing her voter registration card held above eye level with her left hand, another woman shown in foreground with paper in her left hand

Ernest C. Withers, photo courtesy of Time.com

The fantastic picture above showing a young woman receiving her voter registration card is one in a moving collection of photos from Civil Rights and the Promise of Equality, the second installment of GILES’s Double Exposure series, which was posted to the History page of Time.com on June 30 and repeated on Life, Time magazine’s online photography channel. Fourteen photos from the third volume, African American Women, were posted to the Guardian‘s (US Edition) photography page on June 23. In the near future, all three books will be reviewed on the Washington Post photography blog In Sight.

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Book Trailer Banned From Facebook

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The book trailer for After Abel and Other Stories was banned from Facebook for pornographic content, which we think is a little ridiculous since the video contains classical paintings of biblical characters as well as an endorsement from a rabbi.Yahoo! News, LAObserved, and TakePart thought the censorship level was outrageous as well and posted articles promoting the video. After Abel and Other Stories also received reviews from Booklist and Jewish Book Council, who said that the collection “will appeal to readers with even the most basic introduction to the Biblical canon, but especially to those whose imaginations are piqued by the mystery of an untold story.”

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