Elsewhere for January 8, 2023

You should read this for 1/8/2023:

Books, Libraries, Writing, and Language

H/T @carnage4life@mas.to: decorative leaf bulletWhat Can We Learn from Barnes & Noble’s Surprising Turnaround?

Then it started to happen—book sales at Barnes & Noble began rising again. Sales in 2021 quickly got back to pre-pandemic levels, and then kept growing. Readers regained trust in the company. The workers at the stores were more motivated and started genuinely acting like booksellers.

decorative leaf bulletMan pleads guilty to stealing more than 1,000 manuscripts

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Food and Drink

decorative leaf bulletLead and Cadmium Could Be in Your Dark Chocolate

H/T: Road Not Taken @yoohooair@universeodon.comdecorative leaf bulletThis Depression-Era ‘Magic Cake’ Has a Secret Ingredient “Hit with hard times, American bakers turned to tomato soup.”

Politics and Society

decorative leaf bulletFINAL REPORT Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol December 00, 2022 117th Congress Second Session House Report 117-000

Science and Nature

decorative leaf bulletThe bomb cyclone encrusted these Lake Erie homes in ice. The photos are surreal.

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decorative leaf bulletAn airline said her luggage was in storage. Her AirTag said otherwise.

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Women’s Work

decorative leaf bulletIn Her Own Words: Pelosi Steps Back After Decades In Charge

decorative leaf bulletMeet Cheryl Johnson, the clerk running the House

Pay It Forward and Make It Better

decorative leaf bulletScarborough’s New Year fireworks cancelled to protect walrus

decorative leaf bulletA man broke into a high school to shelter dozens from Buffalo blizzard

Something Wonderful

decorative leaf bulletZisha Craftsman making a Traditional Teapot

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