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Today in History: Mark Twain Begins Reporting for Territorial Enterprise 

Remembering my first and only journalism class, I look back and sigh; what seemed easy on the surface was nothing but tough, akin to the teacher that reminded me of an armadillo. He was hard skinned, symbolic of boundaries and shields, and completely in charge. From the minute we stepped into the classroom, the scene was set for …

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Sensational Gods: A Winter Book Collection 

Drawn to the festive red and green, we note the powdered face of the Elizabethan court jester. The comic fool, yet not the fool in serving to provide witty insight and advice to the King, whom he may also mock. Dark eyes aslant, there’s a pursed smile…deciding, disapproving, lying? We muse on what student Burdett had in …

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Virtual Reality at the Library 

Every day, a physical copy of the New York Times is available to patrons at the Gottesman libraries. If you get the paper delivered to you, you may have been as excited as we were to find that something special had come along with the Saturday paper two weeks ago. This edition of the weekend paper came …

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On blogging, and the speed of the internet 

I was reading “the news” on Facebook from “friends” of mine whose thoughts I “subscribe to” when I encountered an article about a woman who was fired from her job because a photo of her holding a protest sign on Occupy Wall Street got leaked on the internet.  We’ve all heard stories, some threatening, some …

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A Paywall for the New York Times 

Beginning today, the New York Times is implementing a "paywall": No longer will the content at NYTimes.com be free for unlimited use. Here's the official announcement made by the NYT on March 17th. Opinion on this issue has varied widely. The new paywall was very quickly criticized by a variety of interested parties, including …

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