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2 hrs ago | The Charlotte Observer

NC committee recommends replacing Common Core with state education standards

A set of common standards for K-12 education aimed at providing a consistent and rigorous road map for what students should learn in math and English language arts from kindergarten through high school.


Related Topix: Arts, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Chris Christie, US Governors

Thu Apr 24, 2014

Authors and workshops: The Nebraska Book Festival is this weekend in Omaha

Poet Don Welch will give the keynote presentation and others --- including repeat presenter John Price --- will read from and sign their books at the annual Nebraska Book Festival this weekend on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha.


Related Topix: University of Nebraska Omaha, Arts, Poetry, University of Nebraska Kearney, University of Iowa

Star Tribune

Errol Morris' 'The Unknown Known' is no 'Fog of War 2'

There is no more thoughtful nonfiction filmmaker in America than Errol Morris. The son of a doctor and a musician, Morris left New York to study history at the University of Wisconsin and philosophy at Berkeley, falling in love with movies at the Pacific Film Archive.


Related Topix: Arts, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Movies

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Independent Weekly

Accidental jihads and camouflage curtains: New fiction, nonfiction and poetry by local authors

Editor's note: To highlight our state's vibrant literary scene, this recurring column considers new books from or about North Carolina.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, North Carolina, Tar Heel, NC, Eat Pray Love, Murphy, NC

Tue Apr 22, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

UHV American Book Review: Author no stranger to honest, important ...

Thursday's speaker in the University of Houston-Victoria/American Book Review Reading Series is author Domingo Martinez.


Related Topix: University of Houston Victoria, Brownsville, TX, Arts

Men's Journal

Nonfiction Pulitzer Winner on Toxins, Cancer, and the Science of Uncertainty

A dye plant moves into in a small New Jersey and, over decades, it pours its toxic byproducts into the ocean.


Related Topix: Arts, Environment, Science, Toms River, NJ, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Travel

The Times-Tribune

On the Same Page author to discuss science-based tales at Flynn lecture

TRIBUNE Author Douglas Preston will speak Friday night at the Theater at Lackawanna College as part of Lackawanna County Library System's Matthew F. Flynn Library Lectures Series.


Related Topix: Vocal, Libraries, us Travel, North America Travel, New York City Travel, Travel, Journalism, Paleontology, Dinosaur, Science, Arts

Mon Apr 21, 2014

Hispanic Business

Stories of the past

Today we focus on events that shaped the city. -- It's said that truly historic communities are those that know and appreciate their own history.


Related Topix: Arts

The Miami Herald

Francine Prose reconstructs a Nazi collaborator and Paris in this dazzling historical novel.

A photographer, a baroness, an author, a French Resistance worker and a cross-dressing lesbian race car driver turned Nazi collaborator walk into a bar - not just any bar, but the Chameleon Club, inspired by Brassai's iconic photograph "Lesbian Couple at Le Monocle, 1932" and the scene of Francine Prose's tour de force novel.


Related Topix: Arts

WNYC-AM New York

Marianne Moore Introduction

In December, 1961 the poet Marianne Moore came to the WNYC studios to talk with Reader's Almanac host Warren Bower about the recently published A Marianne Moore Reader.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry

The Huffington Post

The Key To Working In A Stressful Environment, From Jill Abramson

Executive Editor of The New York Times , Jill Abramson, shared some valuable tips with us about dealing with a stressful work environment.


Related Topix: Journalism, New York, New York Government, Arts

Sun Apr 20, 2014

Film Threat


When watching Katie Teague's nonfiction film essay on economics, it is often hard to determine whether she is trying to offer a sincere consideration on how to reanimate the stalled global economy or whether she is offering a mockumentary where absurd statements are stoically served for the merriment of the viewers.


Related Topix: Arts

Sat Apr 19, 2014

Bellingham Herald

More best books set in Whatcom County ... read on

Bellingham author Clete Smith reads from his book, "Aliens on Vacation" to sixth graders at Kulshan Middle School on April 19, 2011 in Bellingham.


Related Topix: Whatcom County, WA, Bellingham, WA, Arts, Nooksack, WA, Sumas, WA

Paul Stanley's Autobiography Debuts at #2 on "New ...

Paul Stanley has called his story "inspirational" -- and the telling of that story has apparently inspired legions to go buy the book in which the story is told.


Related Topix: Arts, Kiss, Pop/Rock

Fri Apr 18, 2014

North Platte Bulletin

Author set for A to Z Books presentation

Magunson will appear downtown at A to Z Books at 1:30 p.m. and be in Stapleton at the community center at 4:30 p.m. The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: The Dakotas, is a nonfiction travel-history book that uncovers stories of the international highway that runs in front of the bookstore as it bisects the two ... (more)


Related Topix: Arts, Nebraska

Cinema Blend News

Steven Spielberg Reteams With Tony Kushner For The Kidnapping Of Edgardo Mortara

Steven Spielberg is no stranger to docudramas. When the three-time Academy Award winner gears up to bring a true story to the big screen, he tends to have his pick of talent in front of and behind the camera.


Related Topix: Lincoln, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Thriller, History Movies, Munich, Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Arts

National Public Radio

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of April 17, 2014

A profile of everyday life in the settlement of Annawadi as experienced by a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother and a young scrap-metal thief, illuminating the way their efforts to build better lives are challenged by religion, caste and economic tensions.


Related Topix: Arts, Wedding

ABC News

Garcia Marquez: More Than Just a Magic Realist

Magic realism was only one of his gifts. From crime stories and village folklore to romance and satire, Gabriel Garcia Marquez brought poetry to virtually every popular genre.


Related Topix: Arts, Poetry, Wedding, Entertainment


Biography of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A [ key ], 1928-, Colombian novelist, short-story writer, and journalist, b. Aracataca.


Related Topix: World News, Colombia, Arts

Denver Post

"Teenage": A scrapbook-style look at 20th-century invention

It's hard to reconcile, considering the degree to which adolescents now dominate popular culture, but the idea of the teenager is a uniquely 20th-century invention, born out of advances in psychological theory, changes in child-labor laws and a boom in leisure-time activities for the under-20 set.


Related Topix: Inventions, Science / Technology, Arts, Movies, Entertainment