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3 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

LIRA lists fall program offerings

LIRA, the Learning in Retirement Association based at UMass Lowell, will host its opening convocation from 10 a.m. to noon Sept.


Related Topix: UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA, The Bully Pulpit

7 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

'Foxcatcher,' 'St. Vincent,' 'Wild' are among most hotly anticipated TIFF titles

Steve Carell as a lonely multi-millionaire who embarks on a poisonous relationship with two Olympic medal-winning wrestler brothers.


Related Topix: Wild, Celebrities, Bill Murray, Movies, Entertainment, Colorado

11 hrs ago | Salon

5 reasons to suspect that Jesus never existed

Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are "mythologized history."


Related Topix: Zealot

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Lehigh Acres Gazette

"As Above/So Below"

People like to complain about how the Christmas season starts earlier every year.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Halloween, Harry Potter


Wealth as a Problem

The wealth of others has become more a problem and less an incentive. Capital is blind, Thomas Piketty says.


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

'Brain on Fire': journalist recounts attack on brain

"County Insane Asylum, Milwaukee" by engraving: unknown; file: James Steakley - History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin , p.


Related Topix: Brain on Fire, Milwaukee, WI

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 30, AND THEREAFTER - FILE - This July 17, 2014, file photo shows Hillary Rodham Clinton as she arrives to a signing of her book "Hard Choices" in Ridgewood, N.J. One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House.


Related Topix: Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Tom Harkin, Democrat

Brandon Sun

Manitoba's 'Da Vinci Code': legislature a treasure trove of hidden symbols, codes

The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. The seat of political power in Manitoba is the last place one might expect to find the bust of Medusa, recurring odes to "666" and the number 13, alongside Egyptian sphinxes etched with hieroglyphics.


Related Topix: Canada, Celebrities, Dan Brown, Authors, Vocal

Project Syndicate

Democracy in the Twenty-First Century

The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty's recent book Capital in the Twenty-First Century attests to growing concern about rising inequality.


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Ronald Reagan, Opinion

The Real Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort Heads to Miami

In the 1990s, Jordan Belfort built one of the most dynamic and successful sales-organizations Wall Street has ever seen.


Related Topix: Wolf of Wall Street

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Cambridge Evening News

VIDEO: Jeffrey Archer issues Ice Bucket Challenge to David Cameron

Lord Jeffrey Archer was 'duped' by his wife into a proper Ice Bucket Challenge at his Grantchester home - and then he nominated Prime Minister David Cameron.


Related Topix: Be Careful What You Wish for


15 funniest travel books ever

As every traveler knows, a good sense of humor is essential when facing the mysteries and miseries of a foreign culture.


Related Topix: Gulp, Journalism, Oceania, Kiribati, World News, Travel

News Max

D'Souza: Obama Exploits America's Decency for Political Gain

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza on Saturday cited the illegal immigration crisis as an example of how the Obama administration is exploiting American good will for political gain.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Obama's America, US News, Illegal Immigration, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US Politics, Mike Huckabee

The Star Online

Personal - the new Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child

AFTER reading 15 Jack Reacher novels in the space of eight months, picking up a 16th even if it has been almost a year since I read my last one would sound like a bit of a chore.


Related Topix: Never Go Back, Francois Hollande

National Public Radio

'Why Not?' David Mitchell On Mixing Fantasy And Reality In 'Bone Clocks'

David Mitchell's previous books include The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet and Cloud Atlas .


Related Topix: Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell, Celebrities, Tom Hanks, Halle Berry

Back to school reads to qualm any worries

Going back to school can elicit a multitude of emotions from students- both returning and new.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors

Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Star Online

The Skin Collector

Thriller writer Jeffery Deaver throws so many red herrings and curve balls into his latest book that I was kept guessing throughout most of it even though the killer is named right at the start.


Related Topix: The Skin Collector, Vocal

Even minus a few premieres, still plenty to see in Toronto

The 38th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival opens Sept. 4 under a slight cloud of missed chances.


Related Topix: Arts, Cinema, New York, Gone Girl, Bullhead, Moneyball, Movies, Entertainment

Wall St. Cheat Sheet

11 Must-Read Books Hitting Shelves This September

With fall on the horizon, it's time to put away the beach reads and look ahead to the best new novels hitting shelves this September.


Related Topix: Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell, Entertainment

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Reader interview: Communications prof enjoys reading about humanity

This week's Page Turner reader interview is with Jane Martin, a professor of communication and the program director in communication at the University of Saint Francis.


Related Topix: The Ocean at the End of the Lane