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Lara Killian
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Lara co-hosts and produces the tech & social media micro video series, 15secTech. She works in information management after completing a professional Master’s program in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) at Dalhousie University in 2010. Lara holds an MA in literature from Durham University (UK), and a BA from Boston College (US) in English and philosophy. She has been writing for PopMatters since 2007. Her favorite authors include Haruki Murakami, Salman Rushdie, Jeffrey Eugenides, and Jasper Fforde. You can often find Lara on Twitter @larakillian.


Thursday, July 23 2009

Scratching the Surface: Your Brain on the Internet

What does the ubiquitous availability of digital text mean for the human brain as it processes ever-increasing amounts of information?

Tuesday, April 15 2008

Who Says Libraries Are Just About Books?

Quiet, Please author Scott Douglas speaks out about the future of libraries, being played by Oprah in the movie version, and his recent library-themed wedding.


Thursday, March 12 2015

Guy Kawasaki on the Art of Social Media

Guy Kawasaki defines “good stuff” to post online, and how to really get more followers. (Hint: don’t pay for them!)

Monday, March 4 2013

What Happens When 'Downton's Head Valet, John Bates, Loosens His Vest?

Forget Bates the valet and his perfect Windsor knots. Agent Gates wields a gun, kicks ass, and otherwise protects Devonton Abbey from unsavory spies.


Sunday, December 21 2014

'Green: The History of a Color' Is a Monochrome of Multiplicities

Green: A History is a broad-spanning visualization of this multifaceted color, one that reveals the value of seeing different shades of meaning in the color of historical artworks.

Wednesday, September 17 2014

From Outer Space to the Bowels of Planet Earth, This Is the Stuff We're Made Of

In Stuff Matters, Mark Miodownik, a quirky science writer, shares his love and knowledge of the materials that shape our world.

Wednesday, May 14 2014

Where R U? 'Smart Cities' Addresses Our Desire to Connect

Is the smart city already here? Or is it an impossibility, given how messy humans are? What does the ideal smart city look like?

Tuesday, April 15 2014

Cayenne Pepper Enemas and Other Developments in Early Medicine

From applying leeches to mapping the shape of the human skull, Erik Janik describes a drama of medical history in Marketplace of the Marvelous.

Thursday, March 13 2014

Isn't It Always Complicated, When It Comes to Teens?

Hangouts at a drive-in theater, bowling alley, or mall have moved to online spaces as changes in commuting, school districts, and chronic overscheduling of teens means they need a new way to network.

Emma [2.Mar.10]
Home [9.Sep.09]
Bleak House [30.Jul.09]
Oliver Twist [17.Mar.09]
'Allo 'Allo! [18.Feb.09]
The Edwardians [3.Feb.09]
The Host [29.Jul.08]
The Golden Compass [12.May.08]


Monday, October 25 2010

Look at Yourself. Now Back to Grover

I Love You, I Hate You, I'm Hungry (Re:Print) [15.Mar.10]
How Doctors Think (Re:Print) [24.Feb.10]
Matilda: Revisiting an Old Friend (Re:Print) [1.Feb.10]
Rosoff's How I Live Now (Re:Print) [19.Jan.10]
Holiday book buying: a reflection (Re:Print) [11.Jan.10]
Impressed by Middlesex (Re:Print) [30.Dec.09]
Poe for sale (Re:Print) [3.Dec.09]
Winnie the Pooh. In Latin. (Re:Print) [23.Nov.09]
The Gargoyle (Re:Print) [19.Oct.09]
Uglier Than a Monkey's Armpit (Re:Print) [7.Oct.09]
Stalked by Zhivago (Re:Print) [10.Sep.09]
Ian Colford's Evidence (Re:Print) [19.Aug.09]
The Animal Bridegroom (Re:Print) [3.Aug.09]
Austen's Quirks (Re:Print) [21.Jul.09]
Twilight, in Graphic form (Re:Print) [16.Jul.09]
Summer Reads 2009 (Re:Print) [24.Jun.09]
Granta Gear Shift (Re:Print) [19.Jun.09]
The Book of Negroes (Re:Print) [8.Jun.09]
100% Evil (Re:Print) [1.Jun.09]
Mistress of the Art of Death (Re:Print) [18.May.09]
The Kindle is Growing (Re:Print) [10.May.09]
McKinley’s The Blue Sword (Re:Print) [3.May.09]
Hairstyles of the Damned (Re:Print) [26.Apr.09]
Three Youthful Cups of Tea (Re:Print) [13.Apr.09]
Books 2 Eat (Re:Print) [6.Apr.09]
E-book reader battle continued... (Re:Print) [29.Mar.09]
The House of the Scorpion (Re:Print) [17.Mar.09]
Kindle: Round 2 (Re:Print) [2.Mar.09]
It's "Freedom to Read" Week (Re:Print) [22.Feb.09]
Oppel's Airborn (Re:Print) [16.Feb.09]
Shelf-surfing (Re:Print) [9.Feb.09]
Newbery Medal goes to Gaiman (Re:Print) [3.Feb.09]
Rabbie Burns – Happy 250th! (Re:Print) [26.Jan.09]
The Teenage Reader (Re:Print) [12.Jan.09]
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt (Re:Print) [22.Dec.08]
The Reading Brain (Re:Print) [15.Dec.08]
Will & Grace: The Complete Series Collection (Consuming Consumables) [1.Dec.08]
Proust: On Reading (Re:Print) [24.Nov.08]
Economy Impacts Libraries in US (Re:Print) [3.Nov.08]
The Books of Abarat (Re:Print) [29.Oct.08]
Random Book Sale Score (Re:Print) [24.Oct.08]
Ephemeral Possessions: Books (Re:Print) [13.Oct.08]
The Necessary Revolution (Re:Print) [6.Oct.08]
The Secret Life of Bees (Re:Print) [29.Sep.08]
Canadian book festivals (Re:Print) [22.Sep.08]
In Library News... (Re:Print) [12.Sep.08]
Relocating -- with Books! (Re:Print) [7.Sep.08]
Dawn has Broken (Re:Print) [31.Aug.08]
Is Google the Future of Reading? (Re:Print) [24.Aug.08]
Rushdie's Enchantress (Re:Print) [17.Aug.08]
Breaking Dawn shatters records (Re:Print) [5.Aug.08]
Love your Librarian (Re:Print) [28.Jul.08]
Summer Book Sales (Re:Print) [20.Jul.08]
After Dark with Murakami (Re:Print) [13.Jul.08]
Travel Reads (Re:Print) [6.Jul.08]
Markus Zusak (Re:Print) [15.Jun.08]
A Mixed Bag (Re:Print) [8.Jun.08]
Another Evil Genius (Re:Print) [25.May.08]
By These Ten Bones (Re:Print) [18.May.08]
In Search of a Complete Proust (Re:Print) [13.May.08]
The End of Gemma Doyle (Re:Print) [4.May.08]
Evil Boy Genius (Re:Print) [28.Apr.08]
Spring Break Reading (Re:Print) [20.Apr.08]
Window into Botswana (Re:Print) [14.Apr.08]
Even more audio books (Re:Print) [30.Mar.08]
Riffing on Audio Books (Re:Print) [25.Mar.08]
The Value of Words (Re:Print) [10.Mar.08]
When to put it down? (Re:Print) [26.Feb.08]
Reading at Random (Re:Print) [17.Feb.08]
Cool Green Stuff by Dave Evans [$14.95] (Consuming Consumables) [8.Dec.07]
Everything ever published, ever. (Re:Print) [2.Dec.07]
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