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3 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | Collider

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

16 hrs ago | GalleyCat

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

19 hrs ago | 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

Yesterday | WCTI

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)


Related Topix: Gone Girl

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

Mon Apr 21, 2014

American Baby

Celebrity Baby Names: A Few Fab Unisex Names

This week's celebrity baby name roundup features some great names that I think could work for either sons or daughters.


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, Long Walk to Freedom


Leonardo DiCaprio Could Star in Sony's 'Steve Jobs' Biopic, Danny Boyle in Talks to Direct

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic may be directed by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, according to The Hollywood Reporter .


Related Topix: Slumdog Millionaire, Jobs, 127 Hours, Drama Movies, The Great Gatsby, Inception, Steve Jobs

Deseret News

Harry Potter fans: Hogwarts is offering online classes

Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Alan Rickman as Severus Snape and Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Mystery Movies, Adventure, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe

Houston Press

Science Author Mary Roach Brings Digestion Humor to Houston on Gulp Book Tour

On April 29, hilarious science writer Mary Roach will be at Brazos Bookstore to conduct a reading and answer questions about her latest taboo subject: the alimentary canal.


Related Topix: Gulp

The Jersey Journal

Things to do in Union County for Monday, April 21

Take a look at some of the best in photographs sent to the Suburban News during the week of April 21-25, 2014.


Related Topix: Union County, NJ, Fanwood, NJ, Scotch Plains, NJ, Life of Pi, Garwood, NJ

Wolf of Wall Street to help agents

The man sent to the slammer for securities fraud and whose debauched diet of sex, drugs and money inspired The Wolf of Wall Street is to lecture real estate agents on the importance of ethics and integrity.


Related Topix: Wolf of Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, Real Estate, Home, Home Selling

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Washington Post

A defense of public education against a the wolves of Wall Streeta

Jordan Belfort is an over-the-top swindler with no off switch in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."


Related Topix: The Wolf of Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street, Celebrities, Leonardo DiCaprio, Austin, TX, Standardized Testing, Education

Feldberg: Post-Potter roles show star's versatility

There was a time the string of Harry Potter movies seemed like they'd go on forever.


Related Topix: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Harry Potter, Vocal, Daniel Radcliffe, Ireland, Europe, World News