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Marty Kaplan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Books
Marty Kaplan

If you vigilantly take into account the accuracy of the sources you use -- and in an infotainment age that monetizes ignorance, that's a big if -- then most of the information in the history of the world is available to anyone, anytime, for free on a device you can carry around in your pocket.

Bardo Museum: A Tunisian Treasure

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 07.04.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

I couldn't get enough of the fabulous mosaics dating from ancient Greek times to well after the Christian era at Tunisia's renovated National Bardo Mu...

Basic Arabic: Waheed Samy's Definitive Tome

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.08.2014 | Education
Magda Abu-Fadil

Those cut out to be teachers are a breed apart. The good ones, who make a difference in people's lives, are priceless gems cherished long after they'r...

How One Artist Bids Farewell To The Encyclopedia

Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

What happens when an artist comes to face-to-face with an old, 24-volume Encyclopedia Britannica set? In the case of Montreal-based Guy Laramée, the ...

WATCH: Burning Books As Art

Posted 03.07.2013 | Books

Julian Baggini is a writer and philosopher who has just released a video called Bibliocide, of him burning his old set of Encyclopaedia Brittanica. ...

Andrew Losowsky

Nine Reference Books We'd Like To See Made Into Movies | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 06.13.2012 | Books

A "Guinness World Records" movie is in the works, according to The Guardian. No details are yet forthcoming, but how hard can it be to turn a referenc...

Do Kids Know How To Use An Encyclopedia?

Posted 03.16.2012 | Parents

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: Once upon a time, people used thick, heavy reference books to look ...

Lila Shapiro

Last Of A Dying Breed: Former Encyclopedia Britannica Salesman Mourns End Of Print | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

On Wednesday, Myron Taxman, one of the world's last door-to-door Encyclopedia Britannica salesmen, received a flurry of phone calls and emails from hi...

Encyclopaedia Britannica To Cease Print Edition After 244 Years

Posted 03.13.2012 | Books

"The Encyclopaedia Britannica", the world's most famous print encyclopedia, has announced that after 244 years in print, it is no longer going to make...