Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

We’ve got a few big stories to mention this week, plus an interesting interview with The Notorious RBG. Let’s get started: Read More Friday News Bites: Santa Barbara Oil Spill, Waco Biker Arrests + More

The Delight in Reading Lists and Challenges: 20 Suggestions

Reading challenges get us out of our comfort zones. Whether we’re trying to expand what genres we read, catch up on classics, or just plain read more, these lists and challenges are a great way to reconsider our reading habits.

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Friday News Bites: Second Nepal Earthquake, Women on 20s + More

Greetings, all! I’ve been away for a week, and I’m just now catching up on some of the things that have been happening in the U.S. and elsewhere. Sometimes being without the internet for a week makes one feel as though everything happens when one is not paying attention! Let’s get started:

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Record Machine: 3 New York Songs Without Frank Sinatra

Friends, when you read this, I’ll be taking my first trip to New York City as an adult, so this week’s Record Machine is as indulgent as ever. And with all due respect to Frank Sinatra, let’s listen to a few other city-centric tunes.

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Friday News Bites: Baltimore, Bernie Sanders + More

Most of this week’s stories are about the Baltimore protests, but we’ve got a few other things to cover, including Bernie Sanders entering the presidential fray and the ways you can help earthquake victims in Nepal. Let’s get started:

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Record Machine: Interview with Lady Lazarus

With an ethereal folk-pop slant, Lady Lazarus has used her intuition and personal experiences to craft minimalist piano-based songs since 2008. Having released three albums and one EP, her latest is Miracles, out this year on the label Queen’s Ransom. I had a chance to chat with her over email about the themes that fuel her songwriting and what it’s like to be a touring female musician.

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Friday News Bites: Loretta Lynch, Calbuco Volcano, SCIENCE! + More

If you need a reason to eat ALL the cheese, then this is the Friday News Bites for you. Let’s get started:

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Poll: What Are Your Favorite Biographies?

Friends, I’m on a fact-finding mission. Or to be more specific, I’m interested in the different ways people write about facts. Biographies can vary in style — journalistic, salacious, or massive in scope — and I want to know what biographies you all have enjoyed.

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