LA Hump Day Links: June 20, 2012

    • “Happy Birthday, Frank Lloyd Wright,” by Maria Popova at Brain Pickings. Frank Lloyd Wright is one history’s most well-known architects, but hot damn, he was a thinker, too. (We recommend digging into this site a bit. Quite a few gems here.)
    • “Computing Texas Hold ‘em,” by Dale Keiger at Johns Hopkins Magazine. Your well-written feature story of the week. Avi Rubin seems like a nerdy computer science and math junkie (and he is), but he explains the depths of science and math (yep, part of the liberal arts) that go into an offshoot of poker. And Dale Keiger nails the writing function of the arts.
    • What’s Missing from Oprah’s Book Club 2.0,” by Sarah Fay at The Atlantic. This author argues that book clubs do little to encourage reading–it’s all about book buying.


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