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Monthly Archives: February 2011

North Carolina Citizens’ Network

Last week the North Carolina General Assembly received Governor Perdue’s proposed 2011-13 budget, which included a 10% cut in grants funding to the North Carolina Arts Council.  The leadership of both the state House and Senate have said they don’t feel the governor’s budget cuts deeply enough, across the state government, and they may well […]

Borders Files for Bankruptcy

In today’s Shelf Awareness: the Borders book chain has filed for bankruptcy, and will close “about 200 of its 639 stores.”

Tuesday Links

I found this story last night in the Charlotte Observer, in which two NCSU professors discuss the state of the Southern accent in Raleigh.  I’ll say more about the Southern voice in the next newsletter, so for now I’ll just mention that this article doesn’t take into sufficient account the fact that there is no […]

Authors Who Experiment, Authors as Animals

I just realized that today’s headline might lead readers to think we’re going to discuss some crazed literary Dr. Moreau, but it actualyl refers to two distinct stories featured in today’s Shelf Awareness: On BoingBoing, Cory Doctorow takes a look at author Diane Duane’s just-concluded experiment with “crowdfunded publishing,” an intriguing idea that may not […]