Congratulations are due to Chris Higashi, the director of the Washington Center for the Book. Mary Ann Gwinn at the Seattle Times reports that Higashi is receiving this year's Sherry Prowda Literary Champion Award, which is a prize celebrating a person who champions the Seattle literary community. Higashi is a powerhouse who curates the library's reading series and many of the library's wonderful literacy programs. She is exactly the kind of person the library should be emulating; let's hope this award underlines that fact.
Here's a very neat project: "Web Safe 2k16 is a literary/graphic project exploring our memories of the pre-broadband Internet and related technologies." Organizers are asking 216 different writers to offer 216 words on each of the 216 Web Safe colors. So far, only a handful of colors have been claimed. Go read them all.
It was apparently very hard to find pirated comics last week. Why is that? Bleeding Cool explains that the one British person who uploads the vast majority of all pirated scans of comics — was busy "moving house. "Nemesis43 has become so ubiquitous in the comic book pirating scene that everyone else has, basically, stopped," Bleeding Cool reports.
The US military has blocked a shipment of printed material, including the new Molly Crabapple book, from reaching Chelsea Manning, BuzzFeed's CJ Claramella reports. Seattle Review of Books cofounder Martin McClellan reviewed Crabapple's book back in December.