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1 hr ago | The Martha's Vineyard Times

McCulloughs honored for contributions to the West Tisbury library

David McCullough thanks several main contributors the the library's success, including Tim Boland, Dan Waters and Beth Kramer.


Related Topix: Libraries, West Tisbury, MA, The Greater Journey

5 hrs ago |

GOP Rep. Demands Investigation into Google over D'Souza Allegations

Dinesh D'Souza , who recently pled guilty to a campaign finance violation , has been after Google for three weeks over allegations the company is muffing the search results for his new movie America .


Related Topix: Emerging Technology, Search Engines, Obama's America, US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dana Rohrabacher, Internet, Science / Technology

9 hrs ago | Romsey Advertiser

US authors make Booker longlist

David Mitchell, David Nicholls and past winner Howard Jacobson are in the running for this year's Man Booker Prize, as its new global embrace gives fewer than half the places on the longlist to Brits.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch

14 hrs ago |

Happy Birthday, Daniel Radcliffe! Top 10 best quotes by the British actor

Popularly known as Harry Potter , Daniel Jacob Radcliffe was born on the July 23, 1989.


Related Topix: Daniel Radcliffe, Family, Drama Movies, Animation Movies, David Copperfield, Best of 2007, J.K. Rowling, Authors

Tue Jul 22, 2014

New Statesman

The Great English Novel is dead. Long live the unruly, upstart fiction that's flourishing online

In recent months, some writers have yet again begun to lament the demise of the Great English-Language Novel.


Related Topix: David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas, Twitter

KESQ-TV Palm Desert

Former Republican Presidential candidate to speak in valley

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will headline next year's Desert Town Hall speakers series in Indian Wells, it was announced Tuesday.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Speakers, Things that Matter, Barack Obama, Massachusetts, Massachusetts Government

USA Today

Diane Keaton liked 'awkward kiss' with Michael Douglas

Should he ever seek a career change, Michael Douglas could well be the next Barbara Walters or at the very least, a host on The View.


Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Fatal Attraction, Thriller, Drama Movies, Marvin's Room, Then Again, Celebrities, Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, The View, Entertainment, Television

WSJ Media and Advertising

See the Gala and Special Presentations for Toronto International Film Festival

Robert Downey Jr. as Hank Palmer and Robert Duvall as Joseph Palmer in 'The Judge,' which will premiere at TIFF.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Robert Downey Jr., Wild, Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect, Movies, Entertainment, Advertising

Roll Call

Elizabeth Warren's Summer of Surrogacy Helps Keep 2016 Talk Alive

If Rand Paul is taking this summer's most prominent turn in the Republican spotlight, then the same must be said for his Senate colleague Elizabeth Warren among the new generation of national Democratic players.


Related Topix: A Fighting Chance, US Politics, US News, Senator Elizabeth Warren, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Shelley Moore Capito, Senator Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell

Brandon Sun

Reese Witherspoon, Denzel Washington among stars with TIFF-bound films

Oscar-nominated Quebec director Philippe Falardeau will celebrate the world premiere of his new movie "The Good Lie" at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.


Related Topix: Canada, Wild, An Education

New Hampshire Public Radio -

7.22.14: Sex In The Wild, Chuck Klosterman Tackles Villainy, And The First Fireworks

Today, we have a conversation with an anatomist behind a new PBS series that puts the lens on mammals who reproduce under extreme circumstances, like dolphins.


Related Topix: I Wear the Black Hat

Christian Science Monitor

Waterstones 'local' bookstore meets opposition from residents

UK bookstore chain Waterstones is under fire for a new location called Southwold Books that the managing director of the company calls a "quintessentially local" bookstore but that some Southwold residents are complaining will hurt actual local businesses.


Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Suffolk County, England

Bellingham Herald

Local booksellers capitalizing on Amazon dispute

Independent bookstores like Doylestown are hoping the months-long dispute between Amazon and Hachette, which publishes authors like Rowling and television personality Stephen Colbert, will provide them with an opportunity to grab more readers.


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

The Economist

On the volume of volumes

Amazon entered the marketplace last week, with many describing their Kindle Unlimited service as "the Netflix of books".


Related Topix: Libraries, Flash Boys, Simon & Schuster

Genesee Country Express

Dr. Elaine Heffner: Marching to a different drummer

Adding to the discussion about whether children need to work harder to achieve the standards set by the Common Core curriculum is a renewal of the controversy over innate ability vs. practice.


Related Topix: Outliers

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Portland Tribune

Historian visits Lincoln exhibit at OHS

With six books and countless appearances to her name, Doris Kearns Goodwin is usually not at a loss for words.


Related Topix: Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, Team of Rivals, Theater, Arts, Washington

Detroit News

Divorce case exposes bickering between Torch Lake residents Michael Moore, wife

Dueling movie producers. Super agents joining the fray. A drunken driving arrest.


Related Topix: Here Comes Trouble

Business Times

Finance professionals dislike dark pools

The US Securities and Exchange Commission , Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York attorney general are investigating the industry.


Related Topix: Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Law, Financial Services, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Flash Boys


Monopoly Game. Courtesy Sojourners Magazine.

ECONOMIC INEQUALITY ISN'T NEW. But this spring it became trendy, especially after Pope Francis dropped the tweet heard 'round the world in April: "Inequality is the root of social evil."


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Film Comment

'Gone Girl' Writer Gillian Flynn Talks Opening the NYFF and Revisiting Nick and Amy Dunne

Author Gillian Flynn is no stranger to the film and entertainment world. The writer of New York Film Festival opening-night film Gone Girl worked as a film journalist at Entertainment Weekly for 10 years, even as she wrote her debut novel, Sharp Objects , which came out in 2006.


Related Topix: Gone Girl, Journalism