RIP, Bernie.. always thought you were under appreciated.. I worked on the Wes Craven film version of “Swamp Thing” in the 1980s, in and around Charleston, SC.. it was a great film project for me, meeting Wes and John Carpenter (who visited then-wife Adrienne Barbeau on set).. I was just a production assistant, listed on IMDB.. RIP, Bernie.. your character creation was grand indeed…
(Dark Horse Books)
Bernie Wrightson, who co-created the Swamp Thing, was one of his generation’s greatest masters of horror illustration and comics.
Source: Bernie Wrightson, co-creator of Swamp Thing, elevated the art of horror in comics – The Washington Post
Using an algorithm that looks at the number of reviews and star rating for each business, Yelp singled out the top bookseller in each state.
Source: The Best Bookstore in Every State | Real Simple
Foxfire started as a class project at a Georgia high school in the ’60s, but soon became a magazine, then a book, and even a way of teaching about the region’s simple, self-sustaining way of life.
Source: The Foxfire Book Series That Preserved Appalachian Foodways : The Salt : NPR
Technology is designed to be addictive, offering gratification that’s similar to that of drug abuse or gambling. Author Adam Alter says a new frontier could soon provide another escape from reality.
Source: ‘Irresistible’ by design: It’s no accident you can’t stop looking at the screen | Minnesota Public Radio News
The Gutenberg press could not have revolutionised how we communicate without the invention of paper.
Source: How the invention of paper changed the world – BBC News
NetGalley is a site where book reviewers and other professional readers can read books before they are published, in e-galley or digital galley form. Members register for free and can request review copies or be invited to review by the publisher. DrWeb is a member, and I review books from publishers. As a retired librarian, it’s a great way to share new books and my views on them with my followers, other readers, etc.
Source: Check Out | NetGalley
Over at Google’s Ngram Viewer, I put in Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, from 1990 through 2008, to see the frequency of mention in scanned books by Google. Below is the resulting chart. Here’s the link for the active research, if you’d care to try your own project…
WordPress.com won’t let us use iframe or embed with certain code, so I’ll just include a screenshot below…
Now more than ever we need to ensure that what we do in our libraries is consistent with our professional values, especially those around access.
Source: Access and Resistance | American Libraries Magazine
Movie theaters across the United States will screen Michael Radford’s adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian classic, 1984, April 4th in protest of Donald Trump, The Guardian reports.
Source: Movie Theaters Plot Trump Protest With ‘1984’ Screenings – Rolling Stone
Online educational resources related to John Muir. Part of the John Muir Exhibit. Thanks to The Scout Report for the link.
Source: Educational Resources – The John Muir Exhibit – Sierra Club