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‘Multiple Choice’ Is A) A Novel, B) In Test Form, C) Fascinating, D) All Of The Above

There are some books that make you acutely aware that you are Reading a Book. In The Game of Literature and Some Literary Games, Elizabeth Bruss explains that, when readers engage with books like that, they make many choices that in turn affect the overall experience. “Literary games,” she writes, “exist wherever praxis and strategy provide the principal meaning of the work.” A higher level of give and take between reader and writer is what gives specific works of literature a more “game-like” quality than others. They are not unlike chess, or even the basic principles of a sword fight. They are a complex exchange, made up of various moving parts of which a discerning reader is well aware. Jorge Luis Borges was a genius at this kind of experimentation; his philosophical literature is one of labyrinths and secret doors, mazes and libraries. Julio Cortázar’s Hopscotch, another singular force, is comprised of chapters which can be read in any order, leaving much up to the individual

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07/26/16: Dave Bruderly; Jacksonville Magazine Fiction Contest; Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre

Dave Bruderly The Democratic National Convention heads into day two Tuesday, following a series of rousing speeches designed to unify the party after a fractious first day. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders closed out the convention’s first night with a forceful plea for his supporters to get behind nominee Hillary Clinton. Can the Democrats unite behind the common goal of beating Donald Trump? Dave Bruderly, Democratic candidate for the District 4 Congressional seat, joins us to discuss the convention and his platform. Jacksonville Magazine Fiction Contest Jacksonville Magazine publisher Joe White joins us with all of the details of their second annual fiction writing contest. The winner will have their short story or poem published in the October issue of the periodical. Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre It’s a celebration of 25 years of children’s musical theatre at the beaches. This week, Atlantic Beach Experimental Theatre (ABET) is marking its silver anniversary with a series of

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Sun-Powered Airplane Completes Historic Trip Around The World

The trip had mechanical setbacks, and the plane’s average speed would be legal on many American streets. But when the Solar Impulse aircraft touched down in Abu Dhabi in the early morning darkness Tuesday, it successfully completed a round-the-world voyage using only solar power.Swiss pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg took turns flying the single-seat aircraft that began its trip on March 9 of 2015, flying more than 26,700 miles in a total of 17 stages (23 days) as they soared under the sun’s power and then glided through the night.”This is not only a first in the history of aviation; it’s before all a first in the history of energy,” Piccard said. “I’m sure that within 10 years we’ll see electric airplanes transporting 50 passengers on short to medium haul flights.””But it’s not enough,” Piccard added, saying that the solar technology that powered his plane can also be used on the ground to cut emissions in half.The journey earned numerous records, including the trans

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