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  • In Theory: Would removing chapter numbers harm the Bible's message?

    A graphic artist/book designer from Santa Cruz has successfully raised $1.4 million, far exceeding the $37,000 he was seeking on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter to create a Bible without chapters. Adam Lewis Greene says his “Bibliotheca” project would create four volumes that would present the stories of the Bible more as literature. According to his Kickstarter description, “the text is reverently treated in classic typographic style, free of all added conventions such as chapter numbers, verse numbers, section headers, cross references and notes.” Greene says he hopes the “Bibliotheca” will encourage readers to better focus on the meaning of the Bible.
  • A Word, Please: A notion writers should be disabused of

     A Word, Please: A notion writers should be disabused of
    If I had a nickel for every time I've written about ending sentences with prepositions, I'd be about 5 cents shy of that Frappucino I've had my eye on. (I'd probably also be one of the top earners in what remains of the newspaper industry, but that's a...

    In Theory: How would you update the 'I have a dream' speech?

    Aug. 28 marked the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “I have a dream” speech, which some say was so peppered with scriptural allusions that it was more sermon than speech. Clarence Jones, a civil rights activist who...

    Burb's Eye View: Planting inspiration's seed

    Burb's Eye View: Planting inspiration's seed
    The plumeria tree outside Linda Garcia's house gave and gave again. Its soft, five-point blossoms pulsed color from its boughs, shining out to the sidewalk and the dog walkers who passed the house on their daily rounds. One day, it was gone. Someone...

    Community: Prize named for poet's grandfather

    Burbank resident and poet David Meyerhof received notice more than a year ago from the German Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology that an award had been established in honor of his grandfather, the late Otto Meyerhof, and the honor was given to...