theparisreview
theparisreview:

What not to do during Banned Books Week: ban seven books. After a tense board-meeting, a high school in Highland Park, Texas, has demanded its students to stop reading The Art of Racing in the Rain; The Working Poor: Invisible in America; Siddhartha; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian; An Abundance of Katherines; The Glass Castle: A Memoir; and Song of Solomon. “Parents and grandparents brought books flagged with sticky notes. They read excerpts of sex scenes, references to homosexuality, a description of a girl’s abduction, and a passage that criticized capitalism.” (Most of which you can find in a given issue of The Paris Review—lock up your daughters.)
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theparisreview:

What not to do during Banned Books Week: ban seven books. After a tense board-meeting, a high school in Highland Park, Texas, has demanded its students to stop reading The Art of Racing in the Rain; The Working Poor: Invisible in America; Siddhartha; The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian; An Abundance of Katherines; The Glass Castle: A Memoir; and Song of Solomon. “Parents and grandparents brought books flagged with sticky notes. They read excerpts of sex scenes, references to homosexuality, a description of a girl’s abduction, and a passage that criticized capitalism.” (Most of which you can find in a given issue of The Paris Review—lock up your daughters.)

For more of this morning’s roundup, click here.

theoxfordamerican
theoxfordamerican:

Mississippi native Missy Prince’s vivid landscapes of the state seem to be a tribute to a place she left, but can’t leave behind. She writes:

   
To love a place from a distance is to embellish it with memory, desire, and myth. Why Don’t You Come Home is a fantasy, a lyric, and a document of one of several returns to the place where I grew up. It is part of an ongoing exploration of a South that is both familiar and strange, both real and imagined.

theoxfordamerican:

Mississippi native Missy Prince’s vivid landscapes of the state seem to be a tribute to a place she left, but can’t leave behind. She writes:

To love a place from a distance is to embellish it with memory, desire, and myth. Why Don’t You Come Home is a fantasy, a lyric, and a document of one of several returns to the place where I grew up. It is part of an ongoing exploration of a South that is both familiar and strange, both real and imagined.

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scalesofperception:

Glastonbury Festival Clean Up | Via

For the past five days it has been home to some 175,000 people, but today the clean-up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2014 begins.

Highlights of the musical extravaganza have included Dolly Parton, Metallica and Arcade Fire, while Kasabian headlined the Pyramid Stage last night. Campers now have until 6pm to leave the site at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset, while crew and stall holders are given a week to clear their property. Meanwhile, hours before they began to leave, organiser Michael Eavis revealed that the 44-year-old event could have a lifespan of just six more years.

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