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Three New Books On Consciousness To Blow Your Mind

By Dan Falk/Undark

At the moment, you're reading these words and, presumably, thinking about what the words and sentences mean. Or perhaps your mind has wandered, and you're thinking about dinner, or looking forward to bingeing the latest season of The Good Place. But you're definitely experiencing something.

How is that possible? Every part of you, including your brain, is made of atoms, and each atom is as lifeless as the next. Your atoms certainly don't know or feel or experience anything, and yet you - a conglomeration of such atoms - have a rich mental life in which a parade of experiences unfolds one after another.

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Posted on November 13, 2019

History Club

A People's History Of Thanksgiving

Where Is The Gold?
With fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want.
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Posted on November 28, 2013
Chicago Blog Review

Chicago Blog Review: Fruit Slinger

A welcome blast of summer-friendly food porn on a daily basis.
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Posted on August 6, 2009

Three New Books On Consciousness To Blow Your Mind

By Dan Falk/Undark
Nobody knows what it is, how it works or if it's even real.

Posted on November 13, 2019

Rez Ball

By Liz Willen/The Hechinger Report
A new book explores the lives of Navajo high schoolers on and off the court.

Posted on November 12, 2019

Publishers Should Be Making E-Book Licensing Better, Not Worse

By Gennie Gebhart/Electronic Frontier Foundation
An embargo on new e-books disproportionately harms these readers who rely on digital formats, and violates the principles of equitable access at the core of library services.

Posted on November 9, 2019

How Italian Labor Shaped Chicago

Peter Pero Presented By The Chicago Public Library and CAN TV
"Chicago and its suburbs have a historical population of Italian Americans. As of 2000, about 500,000 in the Chicago area identified themselves as being Italian descent."

Posted on November 4, 2019

American Writers Museum In Chicago Celebrates What It Means To Be An Immigrant And Refugee In America Today

By The American Writers Museum
At a time when "immigrant" can be a symbol or slur, shorthand for any of a thousand complicated concepts, these writers explore what it truly means to cross borders.

Posted on November 1, 2019

Don't Let Science Publisher Elsevier Hold Knowledge For Ransom

By Mark Press/Electronic Frontier Foundation
Ransoming scientific research back to the academic community is an immoral business model.

Posted on October 30, 2019

Race For Profit: How Banks And The Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is coming to town next week to discuss her book, which Library Journal calls a "masterly exposeĢ of the political economy of the racially bifurcated market systematically lays bare how residential segregation made profits from race."

Posted on October 25, 2019

Kurt Vonnegut Is Getting A (New) Museum & Library

Oh, Indianapolis.

Posted on October 28, 2019

How Trump Turned To A Comics Titan To Shape The VA

By Isaac Arnsdorf/ProPublica
To the detriment of veterans, according to a new book by a former VA cabinet secretary.

Posted on October 23, 2019

Trump's Top China Trade Advisor Made Up Source In Books About China Trade

It Was Himself
Claims fake expert was merely a "whimsical device."

Posted on October 22, 2019

What We Do To Whistleblowers

By Allison Stanger/New America
Legitimate whistleblowers are risk-takers for the truth, and what they risk, above all, is their own well-being.

Posted on October 11, 2019

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