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1 hr ago | 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

5 hrs ago |

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


If These Shorts Could Talk ... New Book Tells 'Worn Stories'

This is the suit that Orange Is the New Black author Piper Kerman wore to court on the day she was sentenced.


Related Topix: Orange is the New Black

The Salinas Californian

Books Introduce a Wide Array of EmotionsBooks Introduce a Wide Array...

Books Introduce a Wide Array of Emotions Spiritual subjects can be great aides for relaxation and understanding.


Related Topix: Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card, Vocal, US Military, US Marine Corps

The Campbell Reporter

Pizarro: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor coming to San Jose State

San Jose State Social Science Professor Maria Luisa Alaniz was reading U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's autobiography when she saw a connection between Sotomayor's story of struggle and that of San Jose State students.


Related Topix: US News, My Beloved World, US Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, UC Berkeley, Second Circuit Court of Appeals

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Daily Dispatch

Library delves into banned books

Perry Memorial Library hosted a discussion Wednesday night about books banned in the 1920s as part of its 90th anniversary events.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors, Arts, Literature

USA Today

'As Above' is so below the average horror film

'As Above' is so below the average horror film A ridiculous plot, wobbly, sickening camera work and one-dimensional characters render this a useless horror thriller.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Movies, Entertainment


Writer Larry Smith Best Known for Six-Word Memoirs

Earlier in the week, NY1 introduced you to New Yorker Piper Kerman, who's bestselling memoir "Orange is the New Black," about her time in prison, became a hit TV show.


Related Topix: Orange is the New Black, New York

National Public Radio

Teen Drama? Occult Thriller? Gritty War Epic? 'Bone Clocks' Is All Three

"There are three rules for writing a novel," Somerset Maugham supposedly once said.


Related Topix: Cloud Atlas

Los Angeles Times

Telluride Film Festival to screen 'Birdman,' 'Rosewater,' 'Wild'

When Hollywood wants to shout about a movie, it travels to Cannes or Toronto. When it wants to launch a few well placed whispers, it journeys to an isolated box canyon in southwestern Colorado.


Related Topix: Movies, Entertainment, Wild, Los Angeles, CA, Italy Travel, Travel, Venice, Italy Travel, Europe Travel, us Travel, North America Travel, Los Angeles Travel