Because Internet

Book cover Easily one of our fave books of 2019: Because Internet is a thoughtful and candid take on the changing nature of communication. Because Internet https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/540664/because-internet-by-gretchen-mcculloch/9780735210936 @GretchenAMcC Embedded Tweets My book in defence of internet language can be in your hands now! Get BECAUSE INTERNET: UNDERSTANDING THE NEW RULES OF LANGUAGE wherever books are …

Off Track

Radio National Artwork Recommended listening: Off Track Ann Jones hosts a weekly trek into outdoor Australia. This is one of our favorite podcasts and one of the jewels of ABC’s Radio National. Links to several episodes are featured on the relevant Planeta.com pages. Key Links Program Home Past Programs Podcasts and Feeds About About the …

Oaxaca Postcards (2008)

Poster From the archives To raise awareness of Oaxaca’s unique cultural and biological diversity, Planeta.com is publishing a series of postcards designed and printed by leading graphics design company Despacharte. “Postcards are a terrific souvenir of a trip and a reminder of people and places worth remembering,” said Ron Mader, a journalist based in Oaxaca …

Postcards Links

Photo: Ayöök display Links related to postcards Quotes Postcard shots are usually taken by non-locals, so consider seeking out galleries or craftshops with photos taken by local artists. – Catherine Mack The mail is yours. Use it! (El correo es tuyo ¡úsalo!) – Mexico Postal Service Ni la lluvia, ni el frio, ni el calor …

Road Signs in Mexico

Photo: La Paz Driving in Mexico, you’ll see a number of signs, many with earnest safety-first slogans. Here are few drivers will encounter. Obedezca las señales = Obey the signs No maltrate las señales = Do not mistreat the signs No deje piedras sobre el pavimento = Do not leave rocks on the road No …

Bill Bryson

Photo: Elf Owl Recommended reading / listening: Bill Bryson New Titles The Body: A Guide for Occupants Amazon.com BBC Book of the Week. Bill Bryson reads from his fascinating, witty and often surprising journey around the human body. series m000935g Omnibus Key Links penguin.co.uk Embedded Tweets "The brain is the most extraordinary thing in the …

Journalism Links

Poster Links related to journalism in mostly random fashion: Headlines Deadspin and the Mavening of Sportswriting Let’s All Stop Mindlessly Clicking and Sharing Zombie Links NBC aims to cover more ground with 2020 embed class The Urgent Quest for Slower, Better News – New Yorker What will happen when newspapers kill print and go online-only? …