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Besides running the library, [Lakeside School librarian Janelle] Hagen said, she teaches a class called “digital life.” She meets with fifth-graders twice a week and with eighth-graders once a week. The classes are a mix of technology and information-literacy skills, but since the presidential election, she’s increased the focus on the latter.
I spent months resisting the reality that The Stranger is not currently a viable place for me to do the work I've always cared about.— Jen Graves (@JenGraves) February 8, 2017
I consider Nelson one of my own mothers, as do many women I know. Another mother-to-many is the art critic Jen Graves, who’s been been writing for The Stranger for over ten years, bringing two English degrees and a keen eye for personal appearance to her weekly reviews.
Today and next Wednesday, Northwest Film Forum is hosting screenings of I Think You Are Totally Wrong: A Quarrel, James Franco's documentary about a conversation between UW writer David Shields and his collaborator Caleb Powell. Powell is in attendance tonight; Shields will appear in conversation with Charles Mudede next week.
On Monday, we profiled outgoing University Book Store remainder buyer Mark Mouser. Coincidentally, author Warren Ellis recently wrote about the joy of finding one of his books on a remainder table.
If you're looking to promote quality journalism about video games, this collection of video game writing from the website Offworld is a gorgeous object celebrating quality writing in a space that is particularly prone to rewarding access-journalism hacks.
Political cartoonist Clay Bennett had his cartoon stolen and manipulated by a right-wing jackass on Twitter. When Bennett called the jackass out, the jackass had the nerve to say he'd sue Bennett. Ugh.
Farrar Straus Giroux editorial director Joy Peskin wrote a great editorial about Simon & Schuster's decision to publish the work of white nationalists:
I’m from the children’s book world, and you may think this shouldn’t concern me. A children’s imprint isn’t going to sign Richard Spencer’s Alt-Right Bedtime Storybook—at least I hope not. But as a publishing professional and a citizen of this country, I would ask my colleagues on the adult side to think long and hard about future publishing deals that give a mainstream platform to the so-called alt-right and their so-called alternative facts. When a major publisher legitimizes old-fashioned hate and lies rebranded as alternative, our authors lose, our books lose, and our country loses.