Every Country’s Favorite Book (Vice)


Vice
presents Reddit user Backforward24’s “Literature of the World,” a map illustrating the most popular books in each country.

Do you think you know the most popular book in the U.S.? See what we’re reading, and what tops the charts around the globe.

Digipo: A ‘Wikipedia’ by College Students (Nieman Lab)

The Digital Polarization Initiative (Digipo) has piloted a claim-checking wiki for college students that helps them examine the online environments from which false claims originate.

Students collaborate to analyze and summarize topics from hate speech to neuroscience, in search of the truth. Read more in Nieman Lab.

After a Feast, Student Show Celebrates a Continent with Fashion and Talent

This weekend, Africa Alliance hosted a couple of African-themed events, starting Friday evening with “Tastes of Africa,” a feast of traditional dishes. Saturday the student group organized the second annual “Pan-African Fashion Show” in Kresge Auditorium, featuring music, dance, poetry, and fashion.

The Africa Alliance says its mission is to facilitate cultural exchanges between students interested in Africa. This year, four students from Africa — specifically Botswana, Kenya, Rwanda, and South Africa — are studying at Bowdoin. Many other Bowdoin students have families who have emigrated from Africa. Check out photos and a video.

Hamilton: The Lego Set (Mental Floss)

Tickets to the Broadway show “Hamilton” are hard to come by, but if enough people weigh-in, you could build your own.

A Lego community member submitted a Hamilton inspired Lego set to the toymaker’s ideas website.

If 10,000 fans support the design, it could become eligible for review to become a real product, which conceivably would be easier to obtain than actual tickets to the show. Read more in Mental Floss.