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40 min ago | The Bennington Banner
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.
4 hrs ago | Detroit News
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.
9 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
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.
12 hrs ago | Fort Morgan Times
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.
13 hrs ago | Droitwich Advertiser
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.
In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a reputed member of the Los Solidos street gang shows his tattoo to police in Hartford, Conn.
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.
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.
You'd be forgiven for thinking Panasonic's latest gadget is a smartphone. It's a slim rectangle with a touchscreen and LTE connectivity.
"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.
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.
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.
The Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra performs in Baghdad. The concert was promoted by word of mouth to avoid being targeted by bombs.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Wed Sep 17, 2014 04:00 pm
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