During Trump’s present, it’s hard to write the future, says science fiction writer John Scalzi – LA Times

It’s difficult to focus on writing, particularly fiction, when the world feels like it’s on fire.

“To be sure, these times — by which I mean the Trump era to date, let’s go ahead and avoid cutesy winking allusions — are making it hard for lots of writers, not just the ones who write science fiction. It’s difficult to focus on writing, particularly fiction, when the world feels like it’s on fire and everyone you know is trying to decide between hiding in a hole or taking up recreational alcoholism to get by.”

Source: During Trump’s present, it’s hard to write the future, says science fiction writer John Scalzi – LA Times

Statement on Confederate Memorials: Confronting Difficult History | National Trust for Historic Preservation

The Confederate Memorials debate reminds us that while we should always remember the past, we do not necessarily need to revere it.

Source: Statement on Confederate Memorials: Confronting Difficult History | National Trust for Historic Preservation

Editor’s note: For further reading, a few additional articles and sites:

War and Reunion – The Lost Cause in Southern Memory

Confronting Slavery and Revealing the “Lost Cause”

It’s No Longer About Southern Heritage. In Fact, It Never Was.

Ernest Hemingway’s long-lost Los Angeles visit, 80 years ago this week – LA Times

Ernest Hemingway in 1937, the year he brought his film "The Spanish Earth" to Hollywood. (Helen Breaker)

Ernest Hemingway in 1937, the year he brought his film “The Spanish Earth” to Hollywood. (Helen Breaker)

When Ernest Hemingway produced a film about the Spanish Civil War, L.A. threw parties for him

Source: Ernest Hemingway’s long-lost Los Angeles visit, 80 years ago this week – LA Times

Scout Archives – British Library: Turning the Pages

“Turning the Pages is a software program developed by Armadillo Studios that enables libraries and museums to digitize books, manuscripts, and other documents in an engaging 3D format. Here, readers will find the British Library’s spectacular collection of items digitized with this software.”

Source: Scout Archives – British Library: Turning the Pages