NPR’s Book Concierge of More Than 350 Titles Launches: Critical Linking, December 6

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NPR launched its 2017 book concierge of more than 350 discoverable titles NPR staff and critics loved this year.

In fact, the researchers found that one factor in particular determined higher ratings. “Across both poem genres, we found that vividness was the best predictor of aesthetic appeal, followed by valence and arousal,” the researchers write in the paper. That is different from other studies in which a positive emotional valence—poems with a happy feel or tone—led to higher aesthetic ratings.

Aspiring poets, take note.

Weirdly entertaining. “The Perfect Cup of Tea” by George Orwell.

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