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41 min ago | 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

1 hr ago | 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

2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

9 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Brangelina to be reunited on screen

The couple last appeared together on the big screen in Mr And Mrs Smith, the film where they met and fell in love.


Related Topix: Unbroken

WNYC-AM New York

Writer Plumbs 'Nature Of Evil' In Hometown's Violent, Civil Rights Past

Mississippi's past looms large in Greg Iles' best-selling thrillers. His latest book, Natchez Burning, is the first in a trilogy that takes readers back 50 years to chilling civil rights-era murders and conspiracies all set in Iles' hometown - the antebellum river city of Natchez, Miss.


Related Topix: Natchez Burning, Natchez, MS, Violent Crime

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Columbus Dispatch

Kindle subscription service from Amazon lacking in big publishers

Amazon's Kindle Unlimited users pay $9.99 per month to access as many books as they want.


Related Topix: Libraries, Simon & Schuster, Unbroken

The New Zealand Herald

Tour news: Chelsea Handler plans NZ stand-up show

Fiery late night talk show host Chelsea Handler is bringing her stand-up-show-slash-book-tour to New Zealand.


Related Topix: Uganda Be Kidding Me, Chelsea-Handler, Hot Chicks, New Zealand Travel, Travel, Pacific Travel

Pam's House Blend

Piketty and His Critics Chapter 4: Netroots Nation

I heard a little about inequality at Netroots Nation, but there was a depressing sameness to it.


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Dinesh D'Souza's 'America' Will Have Some...

Back in 2010, and amid some of the worst economic times of Barack Obama's failed presidency, I lunched with an entrepreneur whose signage business was booming both domestically and globally.


Related Topix: Obama's America, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama