Curses! It’s BPAL’s Weekly Link Roundup
Welcome to our weekly roundup of cherished news bits! This week’s batch:
☠ Protect your library the Medieval way, with horrible book curses.
☠ The One Where Medea Saves Her Kids: it urns out our understanding of ancient Greek culture is based on just a few surviving fragments of literature.
☠ Aaron Orbey writes about horror movies an aid in the grieving process.
☠ What it’s like teaching Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four to students in 2016.
☠ A handwritten poem by Anne Frank just sold for over $148K at auction!
☠ On the 50th anniversary of its sovereignty, Barbados wants to ditch Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.
☠ The Chicago politician who complained about squirrels ended up being hospitalized by one.
☠ Vikings returns to the History Channel on November 30th! Here’s a teaser of bloody events to come.