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  1. In a just city, would robots be treated as slaves?


    December 31, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    In Jo Walton’s 2014 novel The Just City, the goddess Athene decides to see what would happen if a new city were set up along the rules that Plato put…

  2. There are lessons for long-term relationships in the way that Manet approached asparagus.


    December 29, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    I’m quoting Alain de Botton and John Armstrong, the authors of Art As Therapy. They feel that we approach art all wrong. As their book’s title implies, artworks should be…

  3. Ingmar Bergman & Rob Lowe & Janet Leigh & Derek Jeter, together at last


    December 28, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    The year is rapidly approaching its end, and I’m supposed to read a couple of self-help books as a part of the Read Harder Challenge. I read David Thomson’s How…

  4. Atomic science in ancient Rome: The Swerve


    December 15, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    The Italian scholar Poggio Bracciolini (1380 – 1459) was a great book scavenger. He wandered into Germany and France, searching for manuscripts that might be valuable or significant. In 1417,…

  5. Ghostly


    December 1, 2015 by Reader's Connection

    That’s the perfect title for bestselling author Audrey Niffenegger‘s new collection of ghost stories. Shocking or Unexpected or Twisty-Turny wouldn’t do, because the reader sometimes has a pretty good idea…