Six questions for…the National Library of Wales’ Pedr ap Llwyd

Published May 10, 2019 by ​Natasha Onwuemezi Pedr ap Llwyd, chief executive and librarian of the National Library of Wales, shares his thoughts on the Welsh book trade and the library’s future plans…. Pedr ap Llwyd, chief executive and librarian of the National Library of Wales, shares his thoughts on the Welsh book trade and the library’s …

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Words, like people, have tangled and extensive family trees

IT IS NATURAL to try to find resemblances in family photos: grandma’s nose here, Uncle Jim’s hairline there. When considering the family of English words, it is tempting to look for the same sort of likenesses. Often they are real; for instance, regal and royal derive from the same source, which was imported into English …

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Eric Hobsbawm, the Communist Who Explained History

Eric Hobsbawm was a historian and a Communist. The first pursuit brought him great success. When he died, in 2012, at the age of ninety-five, nearly all of his books were still in print, his writings had been translated into more than fifty languages, and he was eulogized across the globe. He left behind an …

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Punning Author Names and Book Titles, Plant Style

It might not be Friday — and indeed, Friday might feel miles away — but why not take a mid-week break and enjoy a handful of excellent author name and book title puns, as seen through the names of various plant species. Naturally, we’re going to link you to various plants throughout the post as …

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Howard Stern: I Fired Artie Lange When He Needed Me Most

Howard Stern has been in the news a lot this week thanks to his new memoir. Of course, Stern has been one of the most visible figures in American media for close to 40 years now, but in his latest round of interviews, he’s opening about matters he doesn’t discuss publicly — including his falling …

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Paul Pierce Has a Farting Problem, Says Jalen Rose

Jalen Rose Paul Pierce Has a Farting Problem 5/9/2019 3:00 PM PDT Give Us the Pulitzer Paul Pierce isn’t a 1-time flatulence offender — the dude farts on his coworkers all the time … so says Jalen Rose.  Of course, Rose was in the room when Paul let one rip right on Michelle Beadle this …

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