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Does Reading Popular Fiction Make You a Dunce?

October 5, 2013
Src: Flickr/Bookworm by Nathan O'Nions I’ve had a love affair with books ever since that day more than 30 years ago when I first learned to read. Some of my most cherished early childhood memories are when my mother and I read some favorite book series together at bedtime—the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary, Little House on the Prairie books by Laura Ingalls Wilder and Dorrie The Little Witch series by Patricia Coombs. Two were made into a movie or television show well after the books were publis... [Read more]
Dropout Bear rolled his eyes as Kanye West looked up incredulously from his ironically–named smart phone. “Yo DB, can you believe this sh*t? Supposedly some wack scientists in Switzerland found something called the Higgs boson particle by putting atoms in a blender and smashing them together. They talkin’ ‘bout how it’s some kind of “God Particle” that explains how particles gain mass. Ainght they ever heard “Jesus Walks? That sh*t wasn’t about Ray Allen leaving the Celtics, nah mean,” chuc... [Read more]

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