We’re busy putting together an amazing lineup for this year’s third annual What the Dickens? A Christmas Carol Marathon. Join us December 15 for caroling, the spirited story of Jacob Marley and Ebeneezer Scrooge, festive treats from the cafe, and more. It’s one of my favorite things that happens at this bookstore all year long.
"Marx understood that criticism doesn’t mean delivering petty, ill-tempered Simon Cowell-like put-downs. It doesn’t necessarily mean heaping scorn. It means making fine distinctions. It means talking about ideas, aesthetics and morality as if these things matter (and they do). It’s at base an act of love. Our critical faculties are what make us human."
Dwight Garner via A Critic’s Case for Critics Who Are Actually Critical - NYTimes.com
280. The king, the castle and the poem (by tom gauld) In honor of National Poetry Month and Tom Gauld being great.