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This week at Housing Works, we’ve been reading…
A Bob Dylan song adapted into a children’s book! Now, why has no one had that idea before now?
Some alternatives to the currently ubiquitous ‘Catcher in the Rye.’
About life and literature outside New York; the Guardian’s Top 10 Books on Paris.
Appropriately, during Banned Books Week; an eloquent take on Ray Bradbury’s concerns about censorship.

We’ve been listening to…
June Tabor’s stark and harrowing version of Waltzing Matilda.
Joy of joys! Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston and Tom Waits (and other cultural luminaries) reading Keats, Auden and Bukowski (and other seminal poets).
And we’ve been spending far too much time on…
This blog detailing the rich history of bizarre names in US politics. It turns out Grover Cleaveland and Millard Fillmore didn’t have the ‘what were his parents thinking?’ sympathy vote cornered after all.
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