In Our Feeds: a new Star Wars character, Don Quixote, Emma Watson and more!

Alexandra Wladich  //  Jan 8, 2016

In Our Feeds: a new Star Wars character, Don Quixote, Emma Watson and more!

Every Friday, we share a handful of links that we found funny, provocative or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a great weekend!

●Never underestimate the impact of an educator. The newest Star Wars character was inspired by a teacher.

●History fans rejoice! The New York Public Library just released over 180,000 public domain images available for download. Images include the NYPL Bookmobile in the Bronx in the 1950’s and a 19th century Brooklyn baseball club team photo.

●Check out this modern version of the 400 year old novel, Don Quixote. This latest version of Don Quixote uses design to explore the meta-fictional nature of the text.

●If you love using emoji’s in emails this article is for you! Scientists have figured out how to make sarcasm land in a text. Experimenters have published a study researching the “influence of textual devices (emoji’s and punctuation marks) on the comprehension of sarcastic versus literal criticism and praise.

●A New Jersey shopping center is offering a lot more than new products. Behind a Lowe’s home improvement store, scientists are methodically scraping and sifting through a quarry pit that may contain unique insights to the mass extinction that eliminated the dinosaurs.

●Actress and activist, Emma Watson has created a feminist book club called Our Shared Self.

●The Atlantic features this interesting story on, Why the British Tell Better Children’s Stories

●Here are 6 books for people who love Clue.

●Vulture asked 28 authors to reveal the books that changed their lives.

●Literary lovers looking to say warm, look no further! Check out these literary mittens!

Have a great weekend!