"Reasons to vote for Democrats" consists of 266 blank pages, a clever troll gift for all your left-leaning friends and family! But Republicans are so eager to stick it to their adversaries that they've paid a collective fortune to push it to the top of Amazon's bestseller list, inadvertently providing a rather convincing one. CNN reports that it's the same trick as Why Trump Deserves Trust, Respect and Admiration, published shortly after last year's election; a blank notebook is a dollar fifty shipped.
The Boston Globe reports that Reginald Dwayne Betts, a MacArthur Award-winning poet who himself spent eight years in prison, plans to convert a prison cell at MCI-Norfolk into a new "Freedom Library," as part of a grant project through the Mellon Foundation. Betts wants to build library spaces in prisons around the country, and while… READ THE REST
Surrealist science fiction author Philip K. Dick's 1960 novel Vulcan's Hammer will go Hollywood in a forthcoming film by director Francis Lawrence (Hunger Games and I Am Legend) with New Republic Pictures producers Brian Oliver and Bradley Fischer. From the Hollywood Reporter: Hammer is set after a devastating world war, when the nations of Earth form… READ THE REST
My friend Dave Pell is the managing editor of the Internet. No question, he's earned the title. Dave's been an indie publisher and media creator since the Web's weird wild west days of the 1990s and was a pioneer in what became blogging. (If you don't subscribe to his daily NextDraft free newsletter, click here… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. In a day and age where we always have hand sanitizer on standby and have normalized the use of no-touch door openers, the same standard of cleanliness should follow you home,… READ THE REST
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We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Listen, long gone are the days of being able to fix everything just by plugging it back in again (otherwise we would have done that with the completely nuts country already).… READ THE REST