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Notable NYC: 4/7–4/13

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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What to Read When You’re a Whiting Award Winner

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The 2018 Whiting Awards winners share books that have inspired them, plus a giveaway!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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What is life but a designer mobile office? The FBI and the mystery of the mummy’s head. Asking the important questions: do you weigh more at the poles or at the equator? What’s up with Neanderthal faces? If you need me I’ll be looking up photos of Dubai under construction.

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Notable Portland: 4/5–4/11

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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Jelani Cobb on honoring MLK 50 years later. Here are some quarries for you. (Some) frogs are doing great! Today in the dystopia: direction apps are taking people up streets too steep to drive. Here are some miniature absurdist dioramas for you.

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Notable Philadelphia: 4/3–4/9

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Literary events and readings in and around Philadelphia this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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And you may ask yourself: why are there so many Thai restaurants? Maybe we can partner with the climate skeptics to work on geoengineering? Maybe AI can stop shark attacks? Maybe there’s life on Venus? There are walls.

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/2–4/8

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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In honor of yesterday: terrifying Easter bunnies and horrifying 19th century pranks. Let us now discuss Ursula K Le Guin’s electronic album. We should probably talk about this new organ. Appreciating Marie Tussaud and her wax figures.

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Notable NYC: 3/31–4/6

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Celebrate Women’s History

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Rumpus editors select writing that speaks to women’s history—past, present, and future.

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Notable Portland: 3/29–4/4

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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Today in the dystopia: elderly Japanese women are getting themselves thrown in jail in name of security and support. What is life but a fatberg? Hey look at these very old footsteps in BC! Photographing Chinese bicycle graveyards. Where’s the dark matter though huh?

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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Scoping out March For Our Lives via a grandpa and a high school kid. Hey look it’s a male angler fish! Where did bugs get their wings from anyway? Now let us discuss the long strange history of medicinal turpentine.

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Notable Los Angeles: 3/26–4/1

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Dan Weiss’s Morning Coffee

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While you were offline probably doing super unimportant things, a flat-earther blasted himself into orbit. Tragically lost in Joshua Tree. What is life but a museum of collapsed buildings? What is life but a Craigslist mirror? In 1933, four cows went to Antarctica.

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Notable Twin Cities: 3/25–3/31

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Literary events and readings in and around the Twin Cities this week!

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Notable NYC: 3/24–3/30

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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What to Read When You Want to Read about Feminist Saints

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A list from Julia Pierpont to celebrate the release of The Little Book of Feminist Saints.

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