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Jan 22, 2013 @ 12:40:00 am

Poet Richard Blanco

Bookstores and libraries have started moving Lance Armstrong’s books to the fiction sections.

Following a glowing profile of the lefty political magazine Jacobin in the New York Times Books section, Jezebel wonders why young political magazines run by women—such as the New Inquiry—are often relegated to the Styles section, while their male-run counterparts frequently get more serious coverage.

New books used to fade into obsolescence by being ignored, but thanks to the power of Amazon, they can now be killed by “attack reviews.”

Are the academic objections to Wikipedia as a non-trustworthy source on the decline? It looks that way in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library just appointed its first Wikipedian in Residence. The job, which went to a master’s student at the University of Michigan’s School of Information, entails “increasing and enhancing the library’s presence on Wikipedia.” For more on how the people’s encyclopedia manages to keep its facts straight, here’s a profile of Justin Knapp—the first person ever to make one million Wikipedia edits.

Barack Obama has been sworn in to a second term in office, and poet Richard Blanco was on hand to commemorate the inauguration with an original poem. Here’s the full transcript of Blanco’s “One Today.”