Is There a Lady-Produced Content Shortage at Wikipedia?
The vast majority of contributors to Wikipedia are male, according to a New York Times piece that studied the user-curated site. Not only that, but the "female-oriented" entries are generally shorter and less comprehensive than those authored by men, "for men." Really? What, exactly, determines what women are interested in, and did the NYT really make fair comparisons? Um, no. That is the answer.Read on...
A Wrinkle in Time in 90 Seconds
If you went to grade school (and had a slightly hippy-dippy teacher), you probably read A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle. The story, published in 1962, entails a bunch of misfits and the search for their missing scientist father through space and time. The following year, it won the Newbery Medal, the most prestigious honor in children's literature. And now, it's author James Kennedy's entry in the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival, which will feature 90-second video adaptations of Newbery award-winning books. Because according to Kennedy:
It turns out that any book, no matter how worthy and somber, becomes pleasingly ludicrous when compressed into 90 seconds.If it's been on your "must re-read" list for a while, maybe this 90-second version will convince you to finally pick it up. I laughed, I cried, it was way better than Cliff's Notes. (BoingBoing)Read on...