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Bringing Kurt Vonnegut to the high school students of Republic, Missouri

As you might have heard, the Republic, Missouri school board voted unanimously a few weeks ago to ban Kurt Vonnegut’s brilliant anti-war novel Slaughterhouse-Five. The vote, according to the Christian Science Monitor, was set in motion when a complaint was filed by Republic resident Wesley Scroggins. Scroggins, whose children are home-schooled, apparently felt strongly enough […]

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Baltimore’s Book Thing

I just stumbled across yet another reason to love Baltimore. It’s called Book Thing. According to the story, the founder of Book Thing – a guy named Russell Watterberg – was a bartender in Baltimore five years ago when the idea first struck him. He was there, at the bar, talking with drinking schoolteachers about […]

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