| 21-Nov-14 ||‘Serial': How We Make Sense of a Podcast as a Media Phenomenon||Serial as a phenomenon can be largely credited to its inventive use of the medium – to tell a story over weeks like a must-see television show.|
| 20-Nov-14 ||Raziel Reid YA novel on gay teen wins Governor General's Literary Award||Vancouver writer Raziel Reid was sleeping when he recently got a phone call telling him his debut young adult novel, "When Everything Feels like the Movies," would be among 14 Governor General's Literary Award winners announced Tuesday.|
| 19-Nov-14 ||Thomas King wins Governor-General’s Award for fiction ||Thomas King’s 2014 is ending in much the same way as it began: with a major literary award. In February, King won the British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction for The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America. On Tuesday, he won the Governor-General’s Literary Award for Fiction for The Back of the Turtle, his first novel in 15 years.|
| 18-Nov-14 ||Announcing our TED Prize 2015 winner: Dave Isay of StoryCorps||“I’m a storyteller.” It’s a sentence that can be found in a wide variety of TED Talks — because, really, it is the heart of what we do. This is why, for the 10th anniversary of the TED Prize in 2015, we are thrilled to award the million-dollar prize to Dave Isay, the founder of StoryCorps. |
| 14-Nov-14 ||How love and integrity made Welcome to Night Vale a massive success||To celebrate the release of my new book, Information Doesn't Want to Be Free: Laws for the Internet Age, I've invited some of my favorite creators and thinkers to write about their philosophy on the arts and the Internet. Today, Jeffrey Cranor, co-writer of the amazing Welcome to Night Vale, shares the secret of his success.|
| 13-Nov-14 ||How to de-jargonify health info online||Jargon is insidious: it pervades business (where companies optimize their core competencies for vertical scalability), stupifies government (where pols leverage their soft power for sweetheart deals), and inundates technology (where disruptive startups pivot into platform-agnostic strategies with collaborative go-to market strategies). But the worst arena for jargon, arguably, is in medicine. |
| 12-Nov-14 ||#ReaderGate Hashtag Satirizes GamerGate, And It's So On Point It's Scary||This began the #ReaderGate hashtag, which started when one intrepid Twitter user wondered to Moosa, Hey, what if literary criticism never took into account a novel’s political and social context and themes, instead just relying on the very basics of what’s written. Well, as we’ve been learning for the past few hours on social media, it would be a weird, weird place|
| 11-Nov-14 ||For the Fallen||They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:|
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
| 10-Nov-14 ||London's first cereal cafe will serve more than 100 types from around the world||Have you ever found yourself out on the town and hankering for a bowl of Lucky Charms? If so, you're in luck: The city's first cereal cafe is set to open next month. The Cereal Killer Cafe will serve up more than 100 varieties of cereal from across the world in Brick Lane in London's East End, starting on Dec. 10. The venture is the brainchild of two identical twins from Belfast, Alan and Gary Keery, who have sourced treats from America, France, Australia, South Africa and South Korea.|
| 07-Nov-14 ||17 Writers On The Importance Of Reading||“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” —Lemony Snicket|