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The fashionable thing to do these days would probably be to write a graphic novel based on the epistolary contacts of the Huygens family. Heck, I'd read it. But Lisa Jardine shows that just plain good writing is more than enough to keep you glued to the pages in this page-turner essay collection about archival science. Yes, you read that right, and no, there's no irony hidden between the lines. Download the open-access book right now (clickety-click) and read chapter 3: "Never Trust a Pirate: Christiaan Huygens's Longitude Clocks." You can thank me later.[...]
Commuters who can read a book while walking to work are far better people than those who can't, Londonist can exclusively reveal.
That reminds me, I should get around to reading Pietr-le-Letton.
You just can't read if it feels like you have to look up 50 words every page
...page-turner essay collection about archival science.
I liked the cinema concept I saw in Beijing. Instead of the regular multiplex with maybe a dozen or half-dozen screens playing a dozen or half-dozen current movies of marginal interest, it had a number of VIP-like rooms with a varying number of comfortable chairs (range 2-12), and you could pick from a couple hundred movies, mostly old (and, I suspect, unpaid for) with a home cinema setup.
Russian Roulette by Michael Isikoff and David Corn is a very good read, if you are interested in how global diplomacy works.
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