Assorted writing, art, publishing and music-related links

The book The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven was a Christian-publishing sensation. Turns out it was a lie.

The movie 9 to 5 in which three secretaries take over the office ends with a better workplace than most people have today.

How book clubs helped sustain the British in World War II. And libraries have resources we can access even in a pandemic.

As the pandemic drives away museum visitors, some are loosening the rules on selling art.

From Atlas Obscura, appropriately, an article on fictional maps.

Merck Mercuriadis is out to own all the hit songs — not the recordings, but the rights to the lyrics.

With a captive audience for online journalism, what is the media’s responsibility?

Speaking of online journalism, Slate does an outstanding job going over old records and papers and concluding Trump unsurprisingly exaggerated his baseball skills.

Want to self-publish your racist, anti-Semitic tract? Hate groups are doing it on Amazon.

Land o’ Lakes has dropped the Native American image from its butter packaging.

What do famous people have on their bookshelves?

Indie bookstores are flourishing during the pandemic.

Why do maps and globes show north is up?

A writer argues for Professor X as a great disabled character who’s been demolished over time.

I am so surprised that online misogynists can’t stomach a book that fights back against victim blaming.

Naturally the focus of a Bruce Lee biopic should be on his white friend … wait, what?

Just what does the Internet Archive do with our books?

The trademark-troubled world of print-on-demand T-shirts and other merchandise.

Nine awesome libraries from around the world.

Elvis Presley and cultural appropriation.

Hearst Corp. tried to block its writers from unionizing. The conservative-dominated NLRB found Hearst’s arguments so inept it kicked them to the curb.

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