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Miscellaneous Thu Feb 10 2011

We've Got to Be Better Than #28

The Chicago Publishes blog voices some contensions with Chicago's placement as the 28th most literate city in the nation (previously reported here). The big question, they argue, is what the word "literate" means. It turns out the study does not take into account the number of local publishers, the activity of local literary organizations, or readership of local blogs or other alternative media, among other literary endeavors, all of which Chicago has in spades. So take our #28 ranking with a grain of salt, keeping in mind that the study's look at literary activity is far from comprehensive.

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