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The Amazing Fact Generator is the New Journalism

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When's the last time you learned anything about corn dogs in the New York Times? Newspapers are on their way out, but The Amazing Fact Generator is here to fill the void.

If you want to get in on the ground floor of the information revolution and read about the collapse of the Old Media, we're still looking for entries for this week's Amazing Fact contest.

We're giving away a copy of Charles M. Madigan's -30-: The Collapse of The Great American Newspaper, and all you need to do to win it is leave a comment on my last post with an amazing fact about newspapers.

To get a get a leg up on the competition, take a look at the type of amazing facts the Generator likes, and then give us your best.

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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