For the record, three of my books have been banned in TX, one has been banned in OK, and none of them got a sales boost: headspace speaking first-hand on the damage of book bans and how they are hurting kids.
Woo! Meet the first members of the Metafilter Steering Committee! (and thank you, Transition Team heroes ❤️!)
In Ask Metafilter, "Diseases can be idiopathic. Archaeological artefacts can be for ritual purposes. What are some other technical-sounding terms from other fields that means 'we're really not sure'?"
There are ghosts in all those haunted basements who are worth knowing. And there's no shame in being one of those ghosts: MrVisible with a poignant reflection on underloved books and their authors in the literary rejection thread.
What should I send friends as pick-me-up gifts? What would you like to receive as a pick-me-up gift? In Ask Metafilter, dearwassily is looking for little surprises to cheer friends going through heavy times.