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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

For story-time, are screens the same as pages?

There is some question as to whether reading to your child from a screen is the same as reading from a book.

NEW YORK TIMES

Seattle author's book banned in Dallas

Parents complained that Garth Stein's "Art of Racing in the Rain" included inappropriate material, such as the central figure being falsely accused of molestation. 

MY NORTHWEST

Inside Campfire, Jeff Bezos' top-secret elite writer's retreat

"Every fall, Mr. Bezos, the founder of Amazon, hosts Campfire, a literary weekend in Santa Fe, N.M. Dozens of well-known novelists have attended, but they do not talk about the abundance of high-end clothing and other gifts, the lavish meals, the discussion under the desert stars by Neil Armstrong or the private planes that ferried some home."

NEW YORK TIMES

The Oatmeal: Behold, the murdersquishing of Japanese hornets

In his new book, Matthew Inman, Seattle's resident online funny-man, explores how Japanese honeybees fight back against the deadly and giant Japanese hornet.

NPR

Why the slow death of Barnes & Noble is actually great

"Finding something new to read, something outside your comfort zone, is never a bad thing, and it's easier to do that in a physical store than a digital one."

PANDO DAILY
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