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'The Wolf of Wall Street' is No. 1 in movies on demand; 'Anchorman 2' is No. 2

For the second week in a row, "The Wolf of Wall Street" was No. 1 for movies on demand from March 31 to April 6, 2014, according to Rentrak.


Related Topix: The Wolf of Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street, Celebrities, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

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Hilary Mantel criticises reaction to lecture

Best-selling author Hilary Mantel has criticised 'abuse and bullying' in public discourse, following reaction to a lecture she delivered on royalty through the centuries last year.


Related Topix: Bring Up the Bodies

9 hrs ago | Weyburn Review

Random House to publish young adult adaption of Hillenbrands' survival saga 'Unbroken...

Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga "Unbroken."


Related Topix: Unbroken

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Dominic Corry: Should you read or watch Gone Girl?

Should you read the book first? Or watch the film? Dominic Corry investigates his options ahead of Ben Affleck's new film, Gone Girl.


Related Topix: Gone Girl, Fight Club, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller

The Washington Post

New marker honors slave who helped build Capitol statue

The plaque to honor Philip Reid was unveiled during a ceremony in Hyattsville, Md.


Related Topix: Hyattsville, MD, Twelve Years a Slave, Bladensburg, MD, US Politics, US News


Al Gore takes the stage in Manoa

Former Vice President Al Gore took center stage in Manoa, and was fired up to share his message.


Related Topix: The Future, US Politics, US News, Al Gore

From Page To Stage: New Yorker Writers Gopnik And Gladwell On The Talk Circuit

New Yorker magazine staff writers Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell appear together April 17 at the Long Wharf Theater.


Related Topix: New York, David and Goliath, Theater, Arts


These Are the Female Authors You Should Be Reading

On Monday, Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Goldfinch . It was no surprise, really, since the much-anticipated novel made the New York Times best-seller list during its first week on the shelves.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch

'Orange Is the New Black': Real Alex, Cleary Wolters, defends Piper relationship in first interview

Piper Kerman told her side of her story in her nonfiction book "Orange Is the New Black," and now Catherine Cleary Wolters, the inspiration for character Alex Vause in the Netflix series of the same name, has stepped forward to tell hers.


Related Topix: Orange is the New Black

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Dave Eggers novel due out in June

Dave Eggers published his last novel, "The Circle," in September. And now, less than a year later, he has another one due out.


Related Topix: The Circle


Keep Steve Jobs' personality out of hiring trial, tech companies say

Witnesses at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley should not be allowed to offer evidence that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was "a bully," four major tech companies argued in a court filing.


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

Genesee Country Express

How James Patterson Sells More Books Than J.K. Rowling Or Stephen King

According to Nielsen BookScan , James Patterson has sold more books in the past decade than any other writer - more than Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling or horror master Stephen King.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Inside Bay Area

David Fincher likely won't direct Steve Jobs film

David Fincher likely won't direct the upcoming film about the late Apple founder Steve Jobs after Sony Pictures turned down Fincher's supposed "aggressive" demands for $10 million upfront and control of marketing of the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


Related Topix: The Social Network, Steve Jobs, Apple, Startups, Marketing


Watch Affleck In The First Gone Girl Trailer

The first trailer of the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck, has been released.


Related Topix: Gone Girl, Pop/Rock, The Psychedelic Furs, Music, Entertainment

WBAY-TV Green Bay

2 sex offenders charged with rapes, killings

Two registered sex offenders who have known each other since at least 2012 have been charged with raping and killing four California women since last year.


Related Topix: Violent Crime, The Goldfinch, Chris Christie, US Governors

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

Telling tales of the presidents

Teddy Roosevelt died in 1919. Doris Kearns Goodwin was not born until 1943, but to hear her tell it, she spent the better part of seven years living with the legendary U.S. president.


Related Topix: The Bully Pulpit, Team of Rivals, Journalism, Newport News, VA, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Entertainment


Rocket leak delays space station delivery launch

The man accused of killing three people in attacks at a Jewish community center and Jewish retirement complex near Kansas City is a well-known white supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader who was once the... Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, ... (more)


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Violent Crime, The Goldfinch, Gay/Lesbian

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Bell scandal kingpin gets prison term in tax case

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


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Gay/Lesbian, Terrorism

Donna Tartt wins fiction Pulitzer for 'Goldfinch'

One of the country's top colonial historians, Alan Taylor, has won his second Pulitzer, for "The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War In Virginia."


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Virginia, Virginia Government, Theater, Arts, Recreational Vehicle, Award, Nonfiction

Albany Times Union

Skidmore lecture explores Afghanistan

Noah Coburn, a political anthropologist who has written two books about Afghanistan, will present lecture about the recent Afghan elections at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Skidmore College's Filene Recital Hall.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Anthropology, Science, Bennington College, And the Mountains Echoed,