Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Storytellers: Text & the City

Apple’s new patent could put an end texting while driving. The Guardian 

Why Irish Novelist Colm Tóibín Doesn’t Want To Be Called A Storyteller

“A particular problem with English people: they seem to think that everyone in Ireland is a writer, and very few of us are writers. And that somehow or other writing comes naturally to us, which it doesn’t. So people love saying to you, “‘h, you Irish—you’re such MAR-velous storytellers, all of you!’”

Revealed: CIA Used Dr. Zhivago As Weapon During The Cold War

Omar Sharif and Julie Christie in the film Doctor Zhivago“This book has great propaganda value, not only for its intrinsic message and thought-provoking nature, but also for the circumstances of its publication: we have the opportunity to make Soviet citizens wonder what is wrong with their government, when a fine literary work by the man acknowledged to be the greatest living Russian writer is […]The Guardian (UK)