The pink playground effect: How Chicago turned 12 vacant lots into vibrant community space

Chicago’s Architecture Biennial could permanently transform the city’s vacant lots. Chicago’s latest attraction is a bright pink playground. Designed by architect Germane Barnes of Studio Barnes, in Miami, the climbable pavilion sits on a vacant lot in North Lawndale, a low-income, majority Black neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side. For years, this corner of the city was nothing but a concrete slab that doubled as a dreary basketball court. This month, the unused lot was transformed into a space for kids to play.Read Full Story Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2021-09-28 06:00:28 UTC ]

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The pink playground effect: How Chicago turned 12 vacant lots into vibrant community space

Chicago’s Architecture Biennial could permanently transform the city’s vacant lots. Chicago’s latest attraction is a bright pink playground. Designed by architect Germane Barnes of Studio Barnes, in Miami, the climbable pavilion sits on a vacant lot in North Lawndale, a low-income, majority... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2021-09-28 06:00:28 UTC ]
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Register Today for AAPI Communities in Conversation #12 with Elizabeth Miki Brina, Author of 'Speak, Okinawa'

Brina will appear in conversation with Elizabeth Joseph of New Rochelle Public Library. The live stream is set for Tuesday, December 6th at 1 p.m. ET. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2022-12-02 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Turning libraries into community hubs 'to blame for decline' in use, says Coates

The use of libraries for community activities rather than just as a repository for books has led to a fall in their use rather than an increase, according to a new report by campaigner Tim Coates. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-10 22:33:22 UTC ]
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How 12 authors turned their book dedications into grand romantic gestures

Maeve Binchy, Carl Sagan and Fredrik Backman have all professed their love in indelible ways. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-02-11 18:15:34 UTC ]
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Online community provides safe space for women writers

A new hashtag, #women_writers, is providing a safe space for female writers to talk about their literary passions, careers and frustrations in response to sexism within the publishing industry. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2016-08-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Little, Brown Turns Community Site into New Imprint

Launched in 2013, Novl is a community website that was set up to be a central location for the social media activities of authors at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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12 Awesome Comics About Outer Space

Now that 'Interstellar,' Hollywood's latest space spectacle, has opened and the Rosetta space probe's historic touchdown on a comet, here are 12 comics about blasting into outer space. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-11-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Chicago Indies Schedule July 12 Bookstore Day

Two months after California's Bookstore Day on May 3 proved to be an overwhelming success, Chicago indie booksellers are organizing their own bookstore day, scheduled for July 12. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Turn, turn, turn

If we are fortunate, then this past week may come to be seen as a turning point: the victory of president-elect Joe Biden; the announcement of a potential vaccine; the lifting of the most severe Covid-19 restrictions in Wales; and the moment at which the industry found its voice and declared... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-12 20:45:59 UTC ]
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To Grow Consumer Revenue, Publishers Tap Into Communities Within Communities

Innovative paid content programs and direct-to-consumer strategies are reshaping sustainable revenue models. What can publishers learn from marketers of personalized dog food, Merino wool sneakers or vegan meal subscriptions? The lesson is clear: find niche passions, eliminate middlemen and get... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2019-12-10 21:05:05 UTC ]
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Rare Harry Potter Book Sells for Lots and Lots of Galleons: Critical Linking, October 13, 2019

An awesome daily roundup of the most interesting bookish links from around the web. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2019-10-13 10:30:06 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling celebrates 12 Days of Christmas with 12 new 'Harry Potter' stories (+video)

From Dec. 12 to Dec. 23, Rowling is posting 12 new stories set in the 'Potter' universe on the website Pottermore. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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J.K. Rowling celebrates 12 Days of Christmas with 12 new 'Harry Potter' stories

From Dec. 12 to Dec. 23, Rowling is posting 12 new stories set in the 'Potter' universe on the website Pottermore. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2014-12-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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It's Complicated review – 'online space is teenagers' only public space'

This study of teenagers' social networking habits shows that's it's not technology they are 'addicted' to – it's friendship groupsForget the revelations about the NSA: one group in society has been living with surveillance for years. A group whose every move is tracked, whose freedom of movement... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2014-03-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Chicago Review Press Acquires Academy Chicago

Academy Chicago Publishers will become an imprint of Chicago Review Press and will expand its publishing program to 15-20 titles per year. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2014-01-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The week's bestselling books, May 12

The Southern California Independent Bookstore Bestsellers list for Sunday, May 12, 2024, including hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2024-05-08 13:00:45 UTC ]
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Audible to turn all seven of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter books into full-cast audiobooks

The books will be released sequentially, starting with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, with a full cast of yet-to-be-named actors and a ‘groundbreaking new soundscape’New audiobooks of all seven titles in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series will be released exclusively on Audible in late... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-04-25 16:37:29 UTC ]
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A Secret Letter to the KGB Turned A Lost Family History Into a Novel

Journalist Sasha Vasilyuk’s debut novel Your Presence Is Mandatory is a poignant look at the reverberating effects of war through the story of a Ukrainian World War II veteran’s struggle to hide a damaging secret for the sake of his family.  Vasilyuk’s book begins with death—the first chapter... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2024-04-25 11:00:00 UTC ]
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Barry Diller Bets on Media Veterans to Turn Around The Daily Beast

The former Disney executive Ben Sherwood and Joanna Coles, the former Hearst content chief, are being given a minority stake in the digital tabloid. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2024-04-15 13:00:12 UTC ]
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The Week in Libraries: April 12, 2024

Among the headlines this week: ALA releases the 2024 State of America's Libraries Report; PLA reports strong attendance at its annual conference; and Idaho passes a "harmful to minors" bill. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2024-04-12 04:00:00 UTC ]
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