Aug 23, 2012 @ 12:01:00 am
In time for election season, Amazon has unveiled what they call an “election heat map,” which breaks down the country into “red” and “blue” states by taking the thirty-day averages of political book sales. While on the national level, red book sales are 12 points ahead of blue ones, political affinities switch when it comes to the candidates. According to Amazon, Obama’s biography The Audacity of Hope has outsold sold Romney’s No Apology by 64 percent over the past month.
NASA has renamed a Mars landing site after sci-fi writer Ray Bradbury. The news was announced on Wednesday by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, which made landfall and then tweeted, "In tribute, I dedicate my landing spot on Mars to you, Ray Bradbury. Greetings from Bradbury Landing!"
Check out Helen DeWitt’s story “Recovery” in the new edition
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