What’s in a Village?

Here’s something interesting that I hadn’t thought about: the importance of villages, not just cities, to a culture. This comes up because China, apparently, is losing its villages at an exponential rate, as people move from farm to city – a loss of about 300 villages a day between 2000 and 2010: Why are villages so important? [Read More...]

Art for Free!

Calling educators, parents, and art-lovers: Getty Publication’s virtual library is making 250 virtual art books available for free online: The free collection includes titles from the J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Conservation Institute, and the Getty Research Institute. The collection includes books on Cezanne, Rubens & Brueghel, as well as titles on ancient metals [Read More...]

Gary Haugen Discusses ‘The Locust Effect’

Last week, Gary Haugen’s book The Locus Effect was released, and he did a half-hour interview with Gabe Lyons about the book. Haugen is the president of International Justice Mission, and his book explores why the end of poverty requires the end of everyday violence around the world. Interested in more? You can watch the video [Read More...]

Writing (And Other) Routines

I thought this blog post by Ben Sherman was really interesting. In it, he talks about bad writing routines – and good ones, too: There is a place I used to go in California that always seemed to be full of writers – students, professors, novelists, writers of screenplays and children’s books and humanitarian reports. [Read More...]


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