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3 hrs ago | 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.

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

Thu Apr 17, 2014

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.

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Related Topix: Arts

The Hartford Courant

Writer's Weekend At Twain House

The 3rd Annual Writers' Weekend, three days of talks, workshops and book signings by authors, poets and playwrights, takes place Friday Saturday and Sunday, April 25 to 27, at the Mark Twain House & Museum Center, 351 Farmington Ave., Hartford.

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Related Topix: Hartford, CT, Arts, Poetry, Madison, CT, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Entertainment

Cavalier Daily

U.Va. History Prof. wins Pulitzer

Famed University History Prof. Alan Taylor tallied his second Pulitzer Prize award Monday for his book "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832."

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Related Topix: Virginia, Virginia Government

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The Whit

Writers read work from Denise Gess Literary Awards

Sharing personal poetry and stories may be difficult or even embarrassing for some, but for certain writers on campus, being open to submitting those pieces won them the 2014 Denise Gess Literary Awards.

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Related Topix: Poetry, Rowan University

Christian Science Monitor

Nadine Gordimer: The disillusion and corruption of post-Mandela South Africa

Farewell messages for late South African president Nelson Mandela are written over a panel in a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 13, 2013.

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Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, World News, South Africa, Africa, Arts, Literature

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Switched

SAT Changes Include Fewer Answer Choices, Shorter Mandatory Test Time

The College Board on Wednesday released blueprints for a redesigned SAT test, giving an early first look at what's in store for many students with college aspirations.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Arts

The Janesville Gazette

Speeches set about a oeDeath Beyond the Willowsa

Greg Peck's revised nonfiction book, "Death Beyond the Willows," features a new cover designed by Gazette graphic artist Tony DiNicola.

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Related Topix: Arts, Beloit, WI, Marshall, WI, Cottage Grove, WI, Portage, WI

The Age

Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners in the arts

Pulitzer Prize-winning drama ... Annie Baker's play The Flick starring, from left, Louisa Krause, Matthew Maher and Aaron Clifton Moten.

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Related Topix: Arts, Columbia University, Recreational Vehicle, Marathon

News Today

India-born poet wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

New York: India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems "3 Sections."

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Related Topix: New York, New York Government, Arts, Poetry, Journalism, Columbia University

Mon Apr 14, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com

Pulitzer Prize Winner Isabel Wilkerson Talks the Warmth of Other Suns at McAninch Arts Center Tonight

Pulitzer Prize winner Isabel Wilkerson will discuss her New York Times' bestselling book "The Warmth of Other Suns" at the McAninch Arts Center tonight, April 15 at 7:30pm.

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Related Topix: Arts

TheDay.Com

Friends of Otis Library plan spring book sale

Norwich The Friends of Otis Library annual spring book sale will be held April 25 through 27 in the lower level at the library, 261 Main St. An Early Bird Preview will run April 25 from 9 to 10 a.m. at $10 per person.

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Related Topix: Arts, Home Gardening, Home

KRAV-FM Tulsa

Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

Donna Tartt's "The Goldfinch," already among the most popular and celebrated novels of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.

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Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Books, Virginia, Virginia Government, Arts, Entertainment

National Public Radio

Donna Tartt Wins Fiction Pulitzer

The history award was given to Alan Taylor's "The Internal Enemy," and general nonfiction Monday went to Dan Fagin's "Toms River."

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Related Topix: Arts

SFGate

Tartt's a oeGoldfincha wins Pulitzer...

Named one of the top 10 books of 2013 by The Chronicle, the novel, a whopping 771 pages long, sweeps the reader, wrote reviewer S. Kirk Walsh , "into an aria of sorts about a lost childhood and a lost mother and a lost painting."

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Related Topix: Arts

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Hilobrow

Michael Herr

A decade after he went to Vietnam as a war correspondent for Esquire in 1967, MICHAEL HERR published a book called Dispatches .

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Related Topix: Arts

Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Morning Call

Moravian Book Shop best-sellers: Nonfiction paperback

This is the incredible true story of the top-secret World War II town of Oak Ridge, Tenn., and the young women brought there unknowingly to help build the atomic bomb.

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Related Topix: Arts, Oak Ridge, TN, Entertainment

Lamar Daily News

2014 Colorado Book Awards finalists named

Deeper in the Heart of the Rockies is nominated for a 2014 Colorado Book Award in the creative nonfiction category.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Arts, University of Oklahoma, Folk, Telluride, CO

Fri Apr 11, 2014

GlobeNewswire

God Is In the (Frat) House

Mark Twain's oft-repeated advice for writers - "Write what you know" - is a passkey for some, and an obstacle for others.

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Related Topix: Southern New Hampshire University, Arts, Reed College

Los Banos Enterprise

Pulitzer Prize winner discusses writing, happiness

That was the advice from Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer T.J. Stiles to the Los Banos High School History Society and members of the public last week.

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Related Topix: Columbia University, Arts

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