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Online Archive For Largest Occult Library

Amsterdam’s Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica (AKA “The Ritman Library), the largest occult library in the world, has begun to digitize the core of its collection, The Hermetically Open Archive, thanks in part to Dan Brown. Yes, that Dan Brown. See some scanned pages and learn more here.

Women Making Waves In Japanese Literature

Modern Japanese fiction has long established itself as a male dominated arena, but recently women have finally been getting recognition: For the first time–in 85 years!–the Naoki Prize has nominated all women. While still more men are published than women in Japan the movement of change has started including “Translations of half a dozen prize-winning works by female authors from Japan were published last year in the United States…” If you haven’t read a great Japanese novel recently, check out the authors and books mentioned in the article.

Chidi Anagonye!

For fans of William Jackson Harper on The Good Place, you’ll get to see more of him–albeit certainly in a different role–in Amazon’s upcoming series adaptation of Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad. Learn more about Barry Jenkins’ adaptation and the role Harper will play here.