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40 min ago | The Bennington Banner

From Chinese bronzes to Magna Carta

It has grown to touch hundreds of conversations, and to gather in performances, theater, dance and art from 3,000-year-old Chinese bronze vessels to the first document to restrict the power of the king of England. Professor Edan Dekel and professor Christopher Nugent at Williams College wanted to teach a course together on the history of the book, from Sumerian cuneiform tablets to the Kindle.

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Related Topix: Theater, Williams College, Poetry, Literature, Libraries

4 hrs ago | Detroit News

Centenarians

He's had a wife, Anne, a son and a grandson he loves very much. He taught high school, was a treasurer for a tobacco company and served as an Army sergeant during World War II.

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Related Topix: Poetry, History in the News, Southfield, MI, Entertainment

9 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Isaacson, Chast on National Book Awards longlist

Walter Isaacson's group portrait of digital pioneers and cartoonist Roz Chast's illustrated memoir about her parents have made it to the nonfiction longlist for the National Book Awards. Isaacson's "The Innovators" and Chast's "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" were among 10 books announced Wednesday by the National Book Foundation.

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Related Topix: Books, Steve Jobs, Nonfiction

12 hrs ago | Fort Morgan Times

China police formally arrest Chan son in drug case

Police in Beijing have formally arrested the son of Hong Kong martial arts film star Jackie Chan on suspicion of allowing other people to consume drugs, a charge that carries a maximum sentence of three years' imprisonment, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Dongcheng District prosecutor's office said it had given approval for the formal arrest of actor Jaycee Chan following a request from police a week earlier.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prison, Jaycee Chan, Theater

13 hrs ago | Droitwich Advertiser

Flash, Bang and Infra-red Wallop. Innovative photography on display for first time

AN innovative photographer, whose work was first publicised in a Worcester News article in July, is to have his pictures displayed in Malvern as part of a "technological world firsts" exhibition. Peter Jenner specialises in infra-red photography and the newspaper feature was spotted by Tim Onions, who is organising an event called The Wonders of the Electromagnetic Spectrum in Malvern Library on Saturday, September 27. "When I saw Peter's hauntingly beautiful pictures in the Worcester News that Saturday afternoon and read about the special techniques he uses to produce them I knew instantly that we had to have them on display at our event," said Mr Onions.

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16 hrs ago | WBTV

Charlotte Symphony has first profit since 2002

The Charlotte Observer reported the orchestra topped its budget by $71,000 for the current year. But president Bob Stickler is pleased that the orchestra has reversed a trend by topping its $9.4 million budget.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

News Times

Gangs tone down use of colors, tattoos

In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a reputed member of the Los Solidos street gang shows his tattoo to police in Hartford, Conn.

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Related Topix: Hartford, CT, Theater

Daily Reporter

Theater shooting victim's parents sue ammo seller

The parents of a woman killed in the Colorado theater shootings filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing four online retailers of improperly selling ammunition, tear gas, a high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the attack. The lawsuit alleges it was illegal and negligent to sell the gear to James Holmes, who is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in the July 20, 2012, attack.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Theater, Oxford, PA, New Oxford, PA

Richmond and Twickenham Times

Emma Thompson plays Mrs Lovett and Bryn Terfel is Sweeney Todd

Emma Thompson has told how she hopes to "manage the fear" and avoid nausea when she returns to the London stage in a musical production of Sweeney Todd. The Oscar-winning actress will star in the show at English National Opera's London Coliseum, alongside Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel.

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Related Topix: Bryn Terfel, Classical, Look Back in Anger, Drama Movies, Celebrities, Emma Thompson, Opera, Comedy Movies, Emma, New York Philharmonic

CIO

Is Panasonic's CM1 a Camera or a Smartphone?

You'd be forgiven for thinking Panasonic's latest gadget is a smartphone. It's a slim rectangle with a touchscreen and LTE connectivity.

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Related Topix: Cameras, Digital Cameras, Electronics, World News, Germany, Photography, CPU, Science / Technology

Fort Morgan Times

Review: 'Voices' draws attention to black poets

"Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century" , edited by Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis George Moses Horton wasn't supposed to be able to read. As a black slave in rural North Carolina in the pre-Civil War South, he definitely wasn't supposed to be able to compose sonnets and ballads.

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Related Topix: North Carolina, Poetry

Cybercast News Service

Poetry longlist announced for National Book Awards

Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards. Glueck's "Faithful and Virtuous Night" and Strand's "Collected Poems" were among 10 poetry nominees announced Tuesday by the National Book Foundation, which presents the awards.

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WCHI-AM Chillicothe

Art Competition At Pump Center For The Arts

The show is already half over, with an opening delayed by the Storytelling Festival, so catch it before the end of the month in Yoctangee Park. Open to artists within a 75 mile radius of Chillicothe, "The Hills" annual art competition is ongoing at the Pump House Center for the Arts.

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Related Topix: Chillicothe, OH, Painting

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Swindon Advertiser

Add a little bit of light and pass it on

Josie Williams, 55, is a community arts development officer based at Commonweal School. She lives in Old Town with husband Victor, a pensions analysis officer, and has three grown-up children and a grandson "My job is about developing the arts not just for our school but for other schools and the wider community," said Josie Williams.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Oxfordshire County, England, United Kingdom, Wiltshire County, England, Poetry, Family, Kids, Pembrokeshire County, Wales

National Public Radio

Iraq's Artists Defy Extremists With Bows, Brushes And A Low Profile

The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performs in Baghdad. The concert was promoted by word of mouth to avoid being targeted by bombs.

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Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Symphony

Redwood Times

Review: Opera's Kaufmann turns to lighter fare

The great German tenor has long since conquered the worlds of grand opera and classical recital. Now he turns his talents with equal success to lighter fare, on an album of German operetta and film songs from 1925-35.

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Related Topix: Opera, Classical, Franz Lehar, Lehar

SFGate

Teen with disabilities enrolls in college program

Like many people, when Daniel Castellanos graduated J.P. McCaskey High School in 2013, he wanted to go to college. But Castellanos said he didn't want to go there because he didn't feel he'd be improving himself, he said.

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Related Topix: Theater, Science / Technology

Braintree and Witham Times

Matisse cut-outs in new Tate record

The artist's great-granddaughter Sophie Matisse with Blue Nude III Spring 1952 by Henri Matisse at the Tate Modern, London A gallery assistant walks The Parakeet and the Mermaid 1952 by Henri Matisse at The Cut-Outs exhibition at the Tate Modern, London A "once in a lifetime" show on Henri Matisse's paper cut-outs has smashed a new record to become the Tate's most popular exhibition. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs explored the final chapter in the French artist's career, when ill health prevented him from painting.

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Related Topix: Painting, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Enfield Independent

An artist painted a special work to commemorate the 100th anniversary ...

Malcom Gray, of Enfield, has created a mural of Royal Flying Corps fighter pilots shooting down an enemy airship over North London as part of the collection. Mr Gray, who runs an art group at Lea Valley High School, in Bullsmoor Lane, created the painting for the De Havilland Aircraft Museum, in London Colney.

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Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Painting

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

Chaitanya Tamhane's 'Court' wins Venice 'Lion of the Future'

Chaitanya Tamhane won not only the 'Luigi De Laurentiis' - 'Lion of the Future'- for his debut film "Court" but best film in the 'Orizzonti' division at the Venice Film Festival which ended on Sept 6. Tamhane wrote and directed this film about disquieting police business and courtroom procedure in suburban Mumbai. It is grueling work to clean sewers of Mumbai with noxious gases and filth that affects life expectancy.

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Related Topix: Cinema, World News, India, Bollywood

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