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The True Story of Times New Roman December 17, 2014: At the New York Public Library’s blog, Meredith Mann from the library’s Rare Books Division presents the true story of Times New Roman. The starting point for many documents, including [...] by

A Wanda Coleman Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library? December 17, 2014: We vote yes! The recommendation, submitted by Austin Straus (Wanda Coleman’s widow) and supported by the Los Angeles Times asks that the county consider changing the name of the Ascot Branch [...] by

Joyelle McSweeney Reviews the Virtuosic Uche Nduka December 16, 2014: Boston Review has radical proximity at heart today, with Joyelle McSweeney writing “The Flame in the Grate,” a piece on Uche Nduka’s surrealism. McSweeney covers four books: if only [...] by

Holland Cotter Reflects on Jane Freilicher’s Life and Legacy December 16, 2014: On Friday night, The Poetry Project celebrated Jane Freilicher’s life and spirit. At The New York Times, Holland Cotter meditates on her life and art career, and who her many folowers are [...] by

Water, water, every where: Harmony Holiday’s A Famous Blues / Go Find Your Father Reviewed December 16, 2014: At The Rumpus, Kent Shaw takes a look into Harmony Holiday’s latest dual book A Famous Blues / Go Find Your Father and finds a poetics of water flowing: “Look at a river, read a poem [...] by

The Durbins, Together (in Conversation) at Last December 16, 2014: Over the weekend at The Believer Logger: Durbin X Durbin! For those of you who don’t know your Durbins from atom, that’s Kate Durbin and Andrew Durbin (no relation [or: “it’s [...] by

Treats for Bookworms! Ugly Duckling Presse Presents Holiday Box Sets December 15, 2014: Oh come all ye bookworms, Ugly Duckling Presse has a wish list item for you! This holiday, season UDP is offering holiday box sets of five books for $25. The holiday box sets are organized under the [...] by

‘this is truly dreadful stuff': Paul Muldoon on Beckett’s Letters and Poetry December 15, 2014: We’re always hoping for some unearthed treasure to add to the Beckett canon, as we’ve pointed to here and here. And how joyed we’ve been as Beckett’s Selected Letters have [...] by

Kerouac and Cassady Estates Say ‘Not So Fast’ to the Auction of Infamous Joan Anderson Letter December 15, 2014: An auction house in Southern California, Profiles in History, planned to sell the infamous “Joan Anderson” letter written by Neal Cassady to Jack Kerouac on December 17th: until both the [...] by

Yoko Ono to Perform at MoMA for First Time in 40 Years December 12, 2014: Yoko Ono will have her first official show at MoMA since her debut performance in 1971, “when she hosted a one woman show that came with an accompanying catalogue entitled ‘The Museum of [...] by