KYD brings you a selection of links and miscellanea that have amused, enlightened and generally distracted us this week. If you’ve got amusing links we need to see, tweet them to us at @kyd_magazine!


Image: Alex Ingram, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

NGV is spoiling us for choice at the moment. The Festival of Photography, showing from March to August, features works from contemporary Australian and international photographers in a series of stand-alone exhibitions. And this weekend, the NGV’s third annual Art Book Fair returns with a diverse program of discussions, book launches and performances, as well as a comprehensive collection of arts publications.

To stock, or not to stock: exploring the role of independent booksellers in an increasingly political climate.

‘Social media networks have come and gone, and those founded in the best interests of humanity seem to have deflated the fastest.’ In The Saturday Paper, Clem Bastow reconnects online after a social media sabbatical and considers whether ‘social media can exist without fuelling and facilitating our worst instincts’.

Q: What do you get when you combine dogs, books and children?
A: Story Dogs – a literacy program with a difference that’s helping children build confidence and overcome difficulties with reading.

And, the clip that broke the internet (this week, at least!). Happy Friday.