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Writer in 29th year of solitary confinement barred from reading his own book

Pteryxx writes, “Writer who has spent 30+ years in solitary has his own published writing censored from reaching him – and his unpublished manuscript was destroyed in moving him to a different facility. “ William “Billy” Blake is serving a 77-to-life sentence, and has been in solitary for 29 years, since he killed a guard in a failed escape attempt. He …

Compare Trump and Clinton's debate strengths with this one weird "South Park" trick

This wonderful little video by Randy Olson lays out one argument for why as a public political speaker, Donald Trump is perceived to be such a crowd-pleaser, and Hillary Clinton gets weaker scores. It’s all about narrative design. Mr. Olson is the author of the wonderful science communication book “Houston, We Have a Narrative: Why Science Needs Story.”  …