(And if you've come across anything yourself recently — books, magazine articles, blogs, restaurant menus — that you'd like to share, please do so in the comments section below. No one should keep great reads to themselves!)
- Design Decoded on Smithsonian.com: "The Secret to National Geographic’s Maps Is an 80-Year-Old Font" by Jimmy Stamp
- The New York Times: "Open Season on History," a commentary by Taft Kiser on the Grand National Relic Shootout and other artifact-hunting competitions that can, unfortunately, be legally held on private land
- The Idea Logical Files: "No book market looks like an English-speaking market yet; might Germany be next?" by Mike Shatzkin
- Publishers Weekly: "The 10 Best Italo Calvino Books" by Michael Wood1
- Book Buzz: "York native Ken Ludwig fosters kids’ love of the Bard" by Susan Jennings2
- The Huffington Post: "The 10 Most Talked About Books of 2013... So Far" by Jeff O'Neal
- Our School at Home: "A birthday celebration: Small steps and giant leaps from Neil Armstrong" by my wife, Joan
- The New York Times: "Stephen King’s Family Business" by Susan Dominus
1. This list does not include what I consider to be one of Calvino's most important contributions: 1956's "Italian Folktales."
2. Two related links: 1. Jennings also discussed Ludwig and soil quality in a post on her personal blog, My Inside Voices. 2. I mentioned Ken Ludwig in this February 2012 post about a now-vanished York County bookstore.