Link Roundup: Kit Kats in Japan, Education in Finland, & Food in Naples

Here are links to articles I’ve been meaning to read. Have you read any of these, and if so, what did you think? What’s on your to-read list?

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  • Person of the Year 2018: The Guardians and the War on Truth [TIME]

  • Rebecca Solnit: They Think They Can Bully the Truth: On Trump, Putin, Weinstein, and their Neverending Lies [Literary Hub]

  • The Last Big Lean In: Corporate-feminist Self-help Was Always A Scam [Bitch Media]

  • My Brilliant (and Delicious) City: The Culinary Side of Ferrante’s Naples [Culinary Backstreets]*

  • Guides for Better Living From Around the World [The New York Times]

  • What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland’s School Success: The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence [The Atlantic]

  • In Japan, the Kit Kat Isn’t Just a Chocolate: It’s an Obsession [The New York Times Magazine]

  • Ditching materialism for the simple life [The Japan Times]

  • Never Neutral: Critical librarianship and technology [American Libraries]

  • An Underground College for Undocumented Immigrants: Refused admission by public universities and unable to get funding from private ones, aspiring students find another way [The New Yorker]

*Note: I’m not sure why, especially since I haven’t actually read the books, but I am for some reason enthralled by all things Ferrante and her Neapolitan Quartet. (If you’ve been reading my link roundups you’ve surely noticed this, by now.)