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Public Library Consquence and Amnesty (and Its Fruit)

A recent article over at Consumerist.com about the Chicago Public Library’s recent three-week long amnesty period waiving all overdue fines has caught my attention since this grace period prompted one person to return a 78-years overdue copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. It all started when her mom’s childhood friend checked […]

Kerouac, Tolstoy, and The Egyptian — Lenten Reflections

In Paul Zahl’s remarkable recent piece on the 1950s film The Egyptian, he puzzles over Jack Kerouac’s wild hatred of the film, especially as (PZ notes): “The title character, take away the toga, is [Kerouac] himself.” Perhaps the puzzle contains its own key? I defer to PZ here — since by far he’s our greatest […]