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18 Feb, 2017

Weekend reading: February 18 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Piers Morgan trying to get the better of J.K. Rowling on Twitter. pic.twitter.com/op3mkY1eLm — Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) February 11, 2017 12 powerful posters of female scientists that every classroom needs, fastcodesign.com The MITs dropouts who created Ms. Pac-Man: A 35th anniversary oral history, fastcompany.com One Press Conference, Two Audiences, theatlantic.com ‘The Kids Think I’m a Shoe’ […]

11 Feb, 2017

Weekend reading: February 11 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

“The language we use, both visual and verbal, is what shapes our discourse.” https://t.co/HhxWQFKsLX — Co.Design (@FastCoDesign) February 10, 2017 Experience: I accidentally bought a giant pig, theguardian.com How IKEA names its products: The curious taxonomy behind Billy, Poäng, Malm, Kallax and Rens, qz.com Trump vexed by challenges, scale of government, politico.com Why the Trumps’ […]

04 Feb, 2017

Weekend reading: February 4 edition

Posted by: andrea tomkins In: Weekend reading

Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I’ve still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter. pic.twitter.com/kVoi8VGEoK — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) January 31, 2017 I work from home, newyorker.com Budweiser’s Totally-Not-Political Super Bowl Ad, theatlantic.com Simple truth is Canada’s mass shooters are usually white and Canadian-born: Neil Macdonald, cbc.ca […]


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