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3 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Jennifer Weiner: Paperback fighter

A bestselling author who sells books by the million, Jennifer Weiner is on an almighty mission to get 'chick lit' the serious attention she believes it is due.

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6 hrs ago | Canada.com

Wallflowers: A stunning debut by Eliza Robertson

Bloomsbury PublishingPeriodically, there will be a flurry of activity intended to raise the profile of the humble short story, too often neglected as a literary form.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Wallflowers, North America, Canada, World News, Arts

13 hrs ago | The Ashland Daily Tidings

Q&A: Jefferson Parson

The singer and songwriter plays at 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Jackson Wellsprings, 2253 Highway 99 N. Admission costs $10.

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Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Stanley Brothers, Peter Rowan, Columbia University, Arts

18 hrs ago | Zap2it.com

'Sons of Anarchy's' Charlie Hunnam to play King Arthur in Guy Ritchie movie

"Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam may have the next chapter of his career already mapped out.

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Related Topix: Pacific Rim, Sons of Anarchy, Entertainment, Television, Charlie Hunnam, Arts

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Bangkok Post

Revisiting truth and ...

The Bangkok theatre scene has managed to stay relevant with regards to political matters, despite now being arguably less popular than film and literature Gandhi Wasuvitchayagit, who is also the music director, plays Kularb Saipradit while Montakan Rangsipramanakul, the editor-in-chief of Madame Figaro and host of TV show Diva Cafe, stars as ... (more)

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The Independent

From Bram Stoker to Stanley Kubrick, the British Library's latest...

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The Stranger

Here's What You Missed if You Weren't at the 2014 Literature Genius Showcase

It is always nice to drink at a museum - or an aquarium, or a house of religion, or really any large space intended for a specific purpose and where you are usually instructed not to carry a beer around willy nilly.

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Psychology Today

Holding a Mirror Up to 'White Hat Bias' in Research

"...human understanding is like a false mirror, which, receiving rays irregularly, distorts and discolors the nature of things by mingling its own nature with it."

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Related Topix: Classical, University of Alabama, Arts

News Shopper

Stuffed animals, book signings and sea shanties: Literature happenings across London

Four months into my lottery-funded Arts Council funding, I've written 40,000 words of the novel but am in desperate need of some light creative relief.

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Related Topix: Essex County, England, United Kingdom, World News, Greater London County, England, Arts, Sandi Toksvig

Examiner.com

The Warrior's Stone: Passion & Betrayal Collide in Cinematic New Sci-Fi Novel

'The Warrior's Stone' is the first volume in a series that sat on the drawing board for over two years.

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Now Toronto

Ashkenaz action

The Ashkenaz Festival of Jewish art and culture has a strong literary component, most of it unfolding on Sunday .

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

State Press

The burning power of literature

In middle school, my English teacher assigned us a project that visually represented a scene from Mark Twain's 1876 novel The Adventures of Tom Sawyer .

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Related Topix: Arts, Mark Twain, Vocal, Libraries

BroadcastNewsroom

Grab Great British Baking Books from the Book People

To celebrate the fifth series of the popular BBC One series The Great British Bake Off, leading independent online literature retailer the Book People is offering a range of top baking books at low prices.

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Related Topix: Arts, Baked Goods, Life, Bread, Food

IcWolverhampton

Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight at Birmingham Literature Festival

It will open on National Poetry Day - Thursday, October 2 - when poet and novelist Jackie Kay will kick off the festival.

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CNN

Literature in a land with no alphabet

The Hargeisa Book Fair in Somaliland is hoping to revive the country's lapsed literary tradition.

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Related Topix: Piracy News, Arts, Dale Carnegie, Vocal

India.com

Indian-American Author Wins 2014 PEN Open Book Award

Author Nina McConigley grew up in Wyoming as the daughter of an Irish father and an Indian mother - so she boasts a unique perspective on life in one of America's least racially diverse states.

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Related Topix: Indian-American, Asian-American, Arts

Inventor Spot

Want A Truly Novel T-Shirt With An Entire Novel On It?

They do this by printing the entire book in a style that appears artistic from a distance and completely readable close up.

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The Atlantic

Writers Should Examine Everything, Even the Supermarket

By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.

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Related Topix: Arts, us Travel, Travel, Minneapolis, MN, Augsburg College, University of Southern California, Entertainment

Mashable

Inside the Convention Where 2,000 Furries Come to Party

A world in which animals roam the streets on two legs and share a good laugh over cocktails with their buds after work - this is the life of a furry.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

AkiPress

10:30 Magtymguly Pyragy's literary soiree takes place in Germany

Organized by the Turkmen Embassy, the German branch of the Humanitarian Association of Turkmens of the World and Yamrali Trading GmbH, the event brought together representatives of the public and business communities of Hamburg, writers and artists, as well as Turkmen expat communities living in Germany, Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

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Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

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