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Largely Literary Linkage: Intellectual property, rejection letters, your liberal arts degree, and drinking

Goth is all but gone from Queen West. Bookstores are closing. Rob “the Jerk” Ford’s  approval rating is rising. (Seriously?!) What is my poor city coming to? Forget it. Escapism. That’s what the Internet’s for, right? At least in part? So, change your Twitter language settings to lolcat, and…Oh, wait. Most of these links are …

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Largely Literary Linkage: Graphic design, poetry, death, Randroids and motherfuckers

As I’m sure you’ve heard by now, The Globe and Mail recently changed up their Books section staff. There was an outpouring of goodwill on Twitter, which was heartening to see. More info on Q&Q, and an even-handed response from the Literary Press Group. As a result, they’re hiring a new Books Editor. If you’re …

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The death of literature (yes, again…), poetic dendrophiliacs, and other bookish stuff

Though it can seem like it sometimes, the world’s not all bad. Apparently whales are learning to speak human, or at least trying, and that’s pretty awesome. Maybe once they get the hang of it they can advise us how to live better. Canadian publishing is about to get smaller with Douglas & McIntyre filing …

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