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Links: 6/9/2018

Just a few things I’ve found interesting recently. They are mostly depressing. Please enjoy this photo of my cat looking winsome while sitting at the dinner table.

This essay about Auburn softball is thoughtfully written in clear and cutting prose, but I kept feeling haunted by the question of how a female reporter might have written it, given the same access and background. How many times can you not see something right in front of you before you become part of the problem? [cw: abuse]

How we teach aspiring illustrators is part of the problem when it comes to the gender gap in kidlit award winners.

I’ve still only seen like half a season of The Americans, but I really liked this essay about translating the Russian dialogue and the specific language choices made. [spoilers for the finale]

By Maureen LaFerney

My name is Maureen. I currently work as a library assistant in a public library in the Indianapolis area, and also just so happen to be a voracious reader. I frequently end up under a cat.

2 replies on “Links: 6/9/2018”

Awww, your kitty is the cutest! And thanks for the links — I too have only seen a few episodes of The Americans. Did you like it? I got upset because Keri Russell gets raped almost immediately in the first episode and it was like — this again? But I’ve heard so much good about it that I’m wondering if I should go back and try again. (Bleh, I’d have to skip the first episode though, because bleh.)

Oh man, I guess I forgot about that. I did like what I saw, but it was about half of the first season a few years ago. I’m just really bad at staying up to date with currently-airing TV shows! (Except for Brooklyn 99.)

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