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1 hr ago | Christian Science Monitor

World Book Night arrives at Broadway musicals, baseball game

The American edition of World Book Night was celebrated on April 23, and activities around the country involved baseball games, Meals on Wheels programs, and Broadway musicals as well as the more traditional bookstore and library celebrations.


Related Topix: Boston, MA, Wild

Thu Apr 24, 2014

The Austin Chronicle

Piper Kerman to Speak at CARY Benefit

Piper Kerman may be better known for the commercial success of her prison memoir, Orange Is the New Black , than for her activism.


Related Topix: Orange is the New Black, Prison, Austin, TX



Google, Apple, Intel and Adobe Systems have settled a class-action lawsuit alleging they conspired to prevent their engineers and other highly sought technology workers from getting better job offers from one another.


Related Topix: Google, Startups, Apple, Science / Technology, Steve Jobs, Law, Employment / Labor Law

Hollywood Reporter

Stephenie Meyer's Production Company Options YA Novel 'Not a Drop to Drink'

The writer's production company, Fickle Fish Films, has acquired YA novel Not a Drop to Drink, a survival story set in a world where freshwater is almost nonexistent.


Related Topix: The Host, Entertainment

Silicon Alley Insider

This 100-Year-Old Widow Describing The Moment She Met Her Husband Will Make You Believe In True Love

Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York has been shooting gorgeous photos of New Yorkers on the street since 2010.


Related Topix: Humans of New York, New York, New York Government

The Escapist

Max Brooks' Extinction Parade Coming To Television

Max Brooks, author of the bestselling novels The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z , is working with Legendary on a television series.


Related Topix: World War Z

Zillow Blog

'Eat, Pray, Love' Author Ready to Leave Her 'Skybrary,' Find the Next New Thing

No undisclosed address here. This home is listed for sale by owner, and she isn't hiding behind a trust.


Related Topix: The Signature of All Things, us Travel, Travel, Frenchtown, NJ

WKRC-AM Cincinnati

Nathaniel Philbrick - Bunker Hill

Boston in 1775 is an island city occupied by British troops after a series of incendiary incidents by patriots who range from sober citizens to thuggish vigilantes.


Related Topix: Bunker Hill

Wed Apr 23, 2014

Now Toronto

Beatrice & Virgil

You might expect the stage adaptation of a novel to tighten the book's themes and emphasize its visual and/or dramatic appeal.


Related Topix: Life of Pi

The New Zealand Herald

'Wolf of Wall St' more welcome than Nigella

Nigella Lawson needs special permission to visit New Zealand, but the "Wolf of Wall Street" will be eligible for a visa when he comes next month, despite having been jailed for fraud.


Related Topix: Wolf of Wall Street, Drugs


HBO Teaming with BBC for J.K. Rowling Miniseries Adaptation THE...

The miniseries adaptation of author J.K. Rowling 's first post- Harry Potter novel The Casual Vacancy is getting a high-profile partner.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors


Amazon Chooses '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime: Mystery & Thriller'

Gone Girl: A Novel by Gillian Flynn ; The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown ; L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy and The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammet are among Amazon's list of 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime - the Mystery & Thriller Edition.


Related Topix: Gone Girl, Celebrities, Dan Brown, Authors, Vocal

Radio Times

All the 'F' words in The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street, the story of the rise and fall of stoke-broker Jordan Belfort, crams just about as many naughty 'f' words into one film as it can.


Related Topix: The Wolf of Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street


Can you see Leo DiCaprio as Steve Jobs?

The actor is reportedly a favorite pick for the role of Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic about the deceased Apple co-founder that's coming from Sony Pictures.


Related Topix: Steve Jobs, Apple, Startups, Slumdog Millionaire, Entertainment

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Contra Costa Times

Mead steps outside the Renaissance Fair

Mead, the ancient alcoholic beverage spun from honey, is shedding its medieval reputation and claiming a coveted spot in Northern California's artisanal drinks culture.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, San Francisco, CA, UC Davis, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Apiculture, Science


Gone Girl Author: Reports of Movie Changes Are "Greatly Exaggerated"

During a Reddit AMA, Gillian Flynn discussed the upcoming film of her marital murder mystery, which will star Ben Affleck, as well as her writing process and why her novel Sharp Objects deserves the movie treatment Gillian Flynn's bestselling thriller Gone Girl is about to become a movie starring Ben Affleck , but fans of the marital murder mystery ... (more)


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WLS-AM Chicago

Justice Sotomayor: Affirmative Action - Opened Doors in My Life'

In a dissent to Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan's voter-approved ban on affirmative action programs in its public colleges, Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks from experience about the complex impact of such programs on her own life.


Related Topix: US News, My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor, John G. Roberts

Carol Burnett to guest star on 'Signed, Sealed and Delivered'

Carol Burnett poses on the red carpet during The 16th Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC Carol Burnett is guest starring in Hallmark Channel 's new series, " Signed, Sealed and Delivered ," which premiered on April 21, 2014, according to a press ... (more)


Related Topix: The Carol Burnett Show, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Noises Off..., Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Carrie and Me, Once Upon a Mattress, Carol Burnett, Drama

KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Lyft Ride-Share Drivers Bring Whimsy to Car Service Apps

With the proliferation of transportation apps including Uber and Lyft, it's not enough these days to provide quick and polite service.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Vocal, J.K. Rowling, Authors


Michael Lewis on Exposing Wall Street's Biggest High-Tech Swindle

Author Michael Lewis' newest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt , topped The New York Times bestseller list a week after release, and a screen version is rumored to be in the works with bigwig film producer Scott Rudin, whose long list of credits includes There Will Be Blood , The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , and Lewis' book about the Oakland ... (more)


Related Topix: Moneyball, Financial Services, RBC Financial Group, Banking