Daily Archives: May 28, 2011

The 2011 Summer Reading Recommendation List

It is Memorial Day Weekend, which can only mean one thing. It’s time for this year’s Summer Reading Recommendations List! Unlike the Summer Readings Suggestions: Science list, these books are primarily (but not entirely) fiction. Since I’ve not read very much fiction over the last year, I polled my facebook friends and assembled their advice here. You may be thinking “Who cares about Laden’s facebook friends, what do they know?” and you’d probably be right about that for a lot of topics, but not reading. These people can read! In fact, two or three of them are published authors.
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“The Revolution will Not be Televised” Scott Heron Died Friday

Scott-Heron was born in Chicago in 1949. He spent his early years in Jackson, Tenn., attended high school in The Bronx, and spent time at Pennsylvania’s Lincoln University before settling in Manhattan. His recording career began in 1970 with the album Small Talk at 125th and Lenox, which featured the first version of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.” The track has since been referenced and parodied extensively in pop culture.

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