Facts behind the fiction

Photo by Sam T (samm4mrox), retrieved from http://www.flickr.com/photos/samm4mrox/2512136836/in/set-72157616962443658 and used according to a Creative Commons Attribution License Earlier this summer a group of us read The Burgess Boys, by Elizabeth Strout.  The discussion highlighted the research potential of this book.  Books do gain something from being shared, don’t they? The story takes place in Shirley Read More…

The information cycle in action

Image  from http://www.freeimages.co.uk/ Last weekend (April 29-May 1) opened with one historic event, the Royal wedding, and ended with another, the death of Osama bin Laden.  Though very different from each other these two events illustrate the cycle of information. Each event had immediate coverage on television and online.  Then newspapers started covering the events Read More…