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46 min ago | Nippertown!

Real Good for FREE (Mostly): NYS Writers Institute's Visiting Writers Series

The New York State Writers Institute has announced the fall schedule of its Visiting Writers Events, beginning with the current New York State Author Alison Lurie who will read at the UAlbany Performing Arts Center's Recital Hall at 8pm on Thursday . Events are free of charge, except where noted.

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Related Topix: Arts, Literature, Mexico, NY, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US Politics, us Travel, Travel, Troy, NY

4 hrs ago | Film Comment

Laura Poitras Film about Snowden & Surveillance Added to 52nd NYFF

The New York Film Festival unveiled a major addition to its Main Slate Tuesday with the news of an anticipated documentary that offers an inside look at one of the most controversial figures making headlines today. The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced that CITIZENFOUR , the new documentary by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Laura Poitras, will have its world premiere on Friday, October 10 at 6pm, screening as a Special Presentation at Alice Tully Hall.

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Related Topix: Theater, Arts

Mon Sep 15, 2014

GalleyCat

Free Samples of the NBA's Young People's Literature Longlist

The National Book Foundation has revealed its first ever Young People's Literature Longlist for the National Book Award . Below, we've collected free samples of all the books on the longlist for your reading pleasure.

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Related Topix: Arts

Hampton Roads Daily Press

On the Daily Press Bookshelf

"Seasons of Sharing" by Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, Virginia's poet laureate from 2006-2008, with former Indiana poet laureate Joyce Brinkman, Catherine Aubelle, Flor Aguilera Garcia, Gabriele Glang and Kae Morii. International poets collaborate on four pieces that explore the seasons and other global issues, created in Haiku and translated into various languages.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Life, Veteran Affairs, Arts, Entertainment

Insight News

'The Warmth of Other Suns'

Award-winning author and journalist, Isabel Wilkerson, will be giving a lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 1 at the University of Minnesota's Coffman Memorial Union on her internationally-acclaimed book, "The Warmth of Other Suns: Telling the Human Story of an Epic Migration." The event kicks off the Discovery Series of lectures sponsored by the Friends of the University of Minnesota Libraries.

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Related Topix: University of Minnesota, African-American, Arts

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Examiner.com

11 reasons why you should get the 'Bisexual's Guide' even if you're not bi

Why should you read this book if you're not bisexual ? Because it's funny, because it's informative, and because it's a darn good read. The award-winning book, The Bisexual's Guide to the Universe: Quips, Tips and Lists for Those Who Go Both Ways, is now available digitally and online for the first time for only $2.99.

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Related Topix: Arts

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Denver Post

The d cor continuum: Where does your home fit?

Back in my college days, I wrote a paper called "From Fiction to Nonfiction: Writing Along the Continuum." I looked at writing's extremes, from fantasy-rich fiction to stripe-straight reporting, with stopovers at essay, memoir, humor and opinion writing.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Arts

Fri Sep 12, 2014

National Public Radio

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of September 11, 2014

Unbroken tells the gripping true story of a U.S. airman who was the sole survivor when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II. He faced thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft and an even greater trial.

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Related Topix: Arts, Prison, University of Washington, North Carolina

Christian Retailing

'Harbinger' follow-up hits 'New York Times' list

Jonathan Cahn's The Mystery of the Shemitah has charted simultaneously on two best-seller lists. The follow-up to Cahn's debut novel, The Harbinger , the new nonfiction book released Sept.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Film School Rejects

Should Documentaries Be More Entertaining?

In our review for Fed Up , a documentary on the American obesity epidemic, I recommend that it be distributed free, at least to the poor. "Who wants to pay $10 or more to watch a bunch of talking heads make claims about how the food industry and government have made the problem even worse over the years?" I wondered.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Arts, Opinion

Seattle Times

Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list

Join Seattle Times book editor Mary Ann Gwinn and David Wright, Seattle Public Library readers services librarian, for a live chat about new books, favorite books and fall reading at noon Tuesday Sept. 16 at seattletimes.com .

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Related Topix: Eastlake (Seattle, WA), Libraries, Arts, The Boys in the Boat, Books, University Village (Seattle, WA), Capitol Hill (Seattle, WA)

WNYC-AM New York

Three Roosevelts Come Alive In PBS Documentary, Ken Burns' Best Yet

Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his most resonant and famous line during his presidential inauguration speech of 1933: "So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief, that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." It was resonant because he was being defiant, and optimistic, in the face of the Great Depression - and it was famous because it was broadcast live, to the entire nation, on the relatively new medium of radio.

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Related Topix: Franklin Delano Roosevelt, History in the News, Arts, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

National Public Radio

Three Roosevelts Come Alive In PBS Documentary, Ken Burns' Best Yet

Shortly before his death, President Franklin D. Roosevelt reports to Congress in 1945 on the Yalta Summit Conference. Getty Images hide caption Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his most resonant and famous line during his presidential inauguration speech of 1933: "So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief, that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself."

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Related Topix: Arts, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

Christian Science Monitor

'Liar Temptress Soldier Spy' finds thrills and chills in Civil War history

Karen Abbott's "Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy," a historical account of four women fighting their own battles their own way during the Civil War, is full of so many titillating dramas and details, you could be forgiven for periodically checking the back of the book to make sure it's nonfiction you're reading and not a historical romance or a made-for-TV bodice-ripper. Consider the "Four Women Undercover in the Civil War" of the book's subtitle: On the Confederate side, there's Belle Boyd, who begins as a youngster sabotaging her parents' dinner party by riding horseback into the dining room from which she's been forbidden.

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Related Topix: Arts, Home Listing, Home

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Media Matters for America

Why Is A State Historical Society Honoring A Discredited Book About Matthew Shepard?

The Wyoming State Historical Society honored a book that asserts college student Matthew Shepard wasn't murdered because he was gay, but was instead killed in a drug-related incident - even though the book relies on wild extrapolation and questionable or anonymous sources and has been denounced as "fictional" by lawyers and investigators involved in the case. On September 6, the society gave Stephen Jimenez's The Book of Matt: Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard an honorable mention in the nonfiction book category at a Gillette, WY luncheon.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Arts, Gillette, WY

National Public Radio

NPR Bestsellers: Paperback Nonfiction, Week Of September 4, 2014

Unbroken tells the gripping true story of a U.S. airman who was the sole survivor when his bomber crashed into the sea during World War II. He faced thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, a foundering raft, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft and an even greater trial.

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Related Topix: Arts, Prison, University of Washington, North Carolina

Politix

Reagan's Invisible Bridge

Rick Perlstein's third installment in his survey of the modern American Conservative Movement is every bit up to the high standards set by his earlier work. In its granularity of detail, conversational engagement with the reader, and provocative tone it is anything but "academic."

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Related Topix: Arts, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Pat Roberts, Ronald Reagan

OregonLive.com

'No No: A Dockumentary' interview: Portland-based producer discusses film about pitcher...

For decades, the story circulated in giggling whispers among sports fans: Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Dock Ellis had, it was said, thrown a no-hitter on June 12, 1970, while high on LSD. Robin Williams did a bit on the tale.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Arts, Movies, Entertainment

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Publishers Marketplace

People: Richter Turns Agent, and More

Co-founder of start-up Ruckus Media and one-time president of Simon & Schuster Children's Rick Richter is joining Zachary Schuster Harmsworth as an agent, working in their Boston office. Richter will represent children's books as well as narrative nonfiction focused on history and military history.

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Related Topix: Arts

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Cape Cod Times

Controversial book on Matthew Shepard's death to receieve award

The Wyoming State Historical Society will honor a controversial book about Matthew Shepard that claims he was killed in a drug deal gone wrong instead of the conventional belief that he was killed because he was gay - a move that's raising some eyebrows.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Gay/Lesbian, Journalism, Arts, Albany County, WY

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