You can only think so much about movies and the World Cup, so we've put together a roundup of education and literature-related items for these midsummer days.
It's too early to think about school again, but it's a good day when a city announces more funding for the arts. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has just pledged $23 million to boost arts instruction and hire more than 100 teachers, concentrating on underserved schools.
While California's arts funding can't compare to New York's or many other states, the Legislature just approved a budget that includes a $5 million increase to the California Arts Council budget.
And a strapped school district found a creative way to fund their recently eliminated music program and projects to save about $750,000 over the next five years.
Upgrade your beach reading with this article about how literature influenced the evolution of modern medicine.
Science fiction your thing? Ever wondered about diversity in the genre? NPR's Latino USA did a great segment on Diversity in Fantasy and Sci-Fi.
And it just wouldn't be summer without some mention of movies, but with a translation twist: A Freelance Career, Found in Translation.
photo by Niamh