'Designing Women' star Meshach Taylor dies
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Some may be obvious, like watching out for typos and misspelled words, but others—like cookie-cutter copies or file names—might be more sneaky mistakes you’re making when looking for a job.
Fresh Air book critic Maureen Corrigan reviews The Most Dangerous Book by Kevin Birmingham, about the publication and censorship battles over James Joyce’s Ulysses.
There are many heroes in the tale of how James Joyce’s masterpiece, Ulysses, which was banned for over ten years throughout the English-speaking world, finally won its long battle to be legally published, sold, and read. Kevin Birmingham tells that extraordinary story in his new book about Ulysses, called The Most Dangerous Book; as I said, there are many heroes in it, but James Joyce himself isn’t one of them. Narcissistic, manipulative, mean, and dissolute, Joyce was a handful from the time he was a teenager. Here’s an example: when Joyce was just twenty, an intermediary arranged a meeting for him with W.B. Yeats, whom Joyce had publically criticized as a sentimental sell-out. Nonetheless, Yeats was gracious throughout their meeting, even offering to read the younger man’s poetry. Joyce eventually stood up to leave and, in a parting shot, asked Yeats how old he was. Yeats said he was thirty-six and Joyce replied: “We have met too late. You are too old for me to have any effect on you.”
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A 180-pound black bear crashed through an Alaska couple’s skylight while they were getting ready to celebrate their child’s birthday. The unexpected visitor proceeded to feast on the cupcakes after the panicked parents fled the room. Definitely not your average birthday party.
But as Ryan Scott of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game points out: “There probably isn’t a neighborhood or place where we have homes where the potential isn’t there for you to run into a bear or observe a bear.” The incident involving the juvenile male black bear happened on Wednesday in Juneau; the couple’s home sits along a mountainside that overlooks the downtown region.
(French, Paris 1796–1875 Paris )
Date: ca. 1860–65
Medium: Oil on wood
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Stuffy nose, irritated eyes, wheezing. Seems like Allergies, right? But it could be mold. Find out if it’s mold, and how to deal with it.
— Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code in an interview for ThinkProgress (via women-in-science)