ATG Quirkies: Jackie Kennedy, the Editor

This fascinating post in Town & Country tells how Jackie Kennedy started on the road to becoming a powerful book editor more than 10 years after leaving the White House. Author Nancy Bilyeau reco...

ATG Quirkies: Shakepeare’s Own Dictionary on eBay?

According to this post on The Atlantic the answer may be yes. Two New York City booksellers claim that they have Shakespeare’s Personal Dictionary on eBay. Many scholars think that Shakespeare ...

ATG Quirkies: You Say ISBN. I Say IZBIN.

In this post Adrian Tahourdin, French Editor at the TLS does a service for those of us us who never quite understood a key identifier used by the publishing world. He decodes the ISBN. Mr Tahourdin e...

ATG Quirkies: The Internet of Living Things

Microbes have their own version of the internet and it is wonderfully explained in this post on PHYS.ORG. “Creating a huge global network connecting billions of individuals might be one of huma...

ATG Quirkies: The Trick to Remembering Passwords

Want to know the secret to remembering passwords? Well according Teller, of Penn & Teller fame, just ask a magician. And in this Wall Street Journal post, Teller offers his personal technique. He...

ATG Quirkies: Forward Into the Past

  If you think sci-fi is about the future, think again, at least, according to this post in Economist 1843 by Nicholas Barber, a film critic for The Economist, BBC Culture online and the Guardia...

ATG Quirkies: Drinking from the Firehose

Check out this “Data Never Sleeps” infographic from Domo.com! It really brings home the staggering amount of data being produced each minute of the day. The numbers are mind-boggling. Lit...

ATG Quirkies: Print Book Covers As An Art Form

AIGA the professional association for design and their website Design Observer sponsor a 50 Books | 50 Covers competition in which a panel of experts “reviews and awards the best of book and co...

ATG Quirkies: Is Game of Thrones “Medieval”?

The incredibly popular HBO show Game of Thrones is invading academe. And it seems that “some medievalists have been eager to embrace the exceptional popularity of GoT as a way to draw new stude...