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Why Are Zombies So Good for Libraries?

Matt Finch - Zombie at Library Window

More than just a craze, the interest in zombies points the way towards a new kind of literacy engagement.

Joss Whedon, Modern Dress Shakespeare, and the Problem of Class in Classrooms

Much Ado - Kitchen Island

Both curriculum and pop culture, perhaps not coincidentally, have no problem dealing with class systems when they’re at a remove.

‘Tiger Eyes’ and Transliteracy: Confessions of Someone Who Hasn’t Read the Novel

Tiger Eyes movie tie-in-better

‘Tiger Eyes’ is not really an upbeat film—which is, oddly, what makes it so refreshing.

‘Super Pop!’ and Making (Extremely Fun) Connections Across Media

Super Pop

Quick, what do these have in common… the ‘dingy basements’ in ‘Fight Club’ (the film), the video game Flower, a couple of novels by Harumi Murakami and E.L. Konigsburg, the bathroom in HBO’s ‘Girls,’ Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’s ‘Empire State of Mind,’ and Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’?

BEA, Famous Authors, and Why We’re All Guilty of Promoting ‘Celebrity Culture’

BEA - opening day 2013

I guess there was some cosplay going on, but most participating attendees chose to dress up as publishing executives for some reason.

Doctor Who… Librarian?

DoctorWho_S7Pt2_BLU

… the gateway to countless worlds of pure fancy intentionally looks pedestrian—one has to transcend the importance of “surface” to be rewarded with the riches that lie beneath.

Book Giveaway: Informational Text Par Excellence… ‘American Comic Book Chronicles’

ACB-1980s

So does this sound like something that could get the teen and tween comics fans you know into nonfiction? Sure it does.