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7 min ago | National Public Radio

How Do Our Worst Moments Shape Us?

Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.


Related Topix: Far from the Tree

4 hrs ago | Teen Vogue

It's Harry Potter's Birthday (HBD, HP!), and These Awesome New Book...

It's Harry Potter's Birthday , and These Awesome New Book Covers Are the Perfect Way to Celebrate You know how you'll never forget your best friend's birthday? That's how I feel about today, July 31st, which I celebrate every year: My usual festivities? Binge-watching my favorite movies, diving down the Harry Potter wiki black hole , and texting ... (more)


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Pottermore, SCEA, Video Games, Entertainment

8 hrs ago | Press-Telegram

Torrance bids farewell to hometown hero Louis Zamperini

Cynthia Zamperini-Garris becomes tearful as she talks about her father, Louis Zamperini, at a memorial for the Torrance legend, who died earlier this month.


Related Topix: Torrance, CA, Unbroken

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Whittier Daily News

Laura Hillenbranda s eulogy to Louis Zamperini

Eulogy for Louis Zamperini written by Laura Hillenbrand, the author of “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption.” Hillenbrand became close friends with the World War II hero during the seven years it took to research the write the book.


Related Topix: Unbroken, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Health

Roosevelt's congressional frustration is familiar

I love a good book on U.S. history, and Doris Kearns Goodwin's latest is one of the best I've seen.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, The Bully Pulpit, Documentary Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Lincoln, US News, Journalism

The Globe and Mail

Warner Brothers buys big-screen rights to Goldfinch

Donna Tartt, a reclusive author whose promoting her latest novel, "The Goldfinch," in New York, Oct. 15, 2013.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch

New York Daily News

'Harry Potter' may encourage tolerance: researchers

The Boy Who Lived, who on Thursday celebrates the birthday he shares with creator J.K. Rowling, teaches kids to be more accepting and tolerant toward the LGBT community, immigrants and refugees, according to new research.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors, Education Etc.

Publishers' Weekly

The Most Anticipated Books of Fall 2014

Culled from the 14,000+ titles in PW 's Fall Announcements issue , we asked our reviews editors to pick the most notable books publishing in Fall 2014.


Related Topix: Cloud Atlas, David Mitchell, Iowa

National Center for Policy Analysis

Modeling Piketty's Tax Proposal

French economist Thomas Piketty received national attention when he called for a global wealth tax in his best-selling book, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century."


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Congleton Guardian

Damian Lewis becomes Henry VII

Damian Lewis has been pictured wearing a frock coat and thigh-high leather boots for his latest role - as King Henry VIII.


Related Topix: Damian Lewis, Bring Up the Bodies

Radio Times

The Harry Potter books get a makeover

Brace yourselves, nineties kids. Bloomsbury have gone and changed the covers of the Harry Potter books.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Family, Kids

The Winnipeg Free Press


Philip Seymour Hoffman, in his last starring role, plays a German spymaster attempting to recruit a suspected Muslim terrorist in this adaptation of a novel by John le CarrA©.


Related Topix: Celebrities, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, Entertainment, Television, World War Z

Wed Jul 30, 2014


Rodrigo Cortes to Direct Down a Dark Hall; Lionsgate Acquires...

The young adult novel by Lois Duncan centers on Kit, a new student at Blackwood Boarding School: "It is the opportunity of a lifetime, but Kit quickly realizes something strange is happening behind its walls as she confronts the darkly seductive powers of Blackwood's headmistress and comes face to face with the supernatural powers that could make ... (more)


Related Topix: Everything Must Go, Daydream Nation, Vampire News, Entertainment, The Host, Celebrities, Authors, Stephenie Meyer

Zillow Blog

Street Name Wizardry: Harry Potter Neighborhood Full of Muggles

When the muggles who live in this neighborhood on the west side of Missoula, MT talk about their subdivision, they don't call it by its given name, Windsor Park.


Related Topix: Watches, Missoula, MT, J.K. Rowling, Authors

Christian Science Monitor

What are the 100 books that your child should not miss?

'Make Way for Ducklings' and 'The Invention of Hugo Cabret' were two of the titles that made Amazon's list of '100 Books to Read in a Lifetime, Children's Books Edition.'


Related Topix: Entertainment, Drama, The Tale of Despereaux, Lemony Snicket, Vocal

Film School Rejects

Why You Should Be Excited About That Adaptation of 'The Goldfinch'

At 784 pages, Donna Tartt 's "The Goldfinch " is a hefty chunk of book, the kind that's hard to tote around and read during off times, impossible to lazily prop up on the beach and difficult to casually read on the bus or the train or the whatever.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, New Times, Publishing, Media

Harry Potter's Evanna Lynch is just as fanciful in real life

A meek girl living in the sleepy town of Termonfeckin, Ireland, she'd devoured J.K. Rowling's books, longing to play the quirky teenage-wizard Luna Lovegood.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Kids

Alabama Live

Two more free films left in Holocaust series at Spring Hill College

MOBILE, Alabama - If you haven't seen the free films based on the Holocaust in France, now showing at Spring Hill College, you've got two more chances before the series ends.


Related Topix: Spring Hill College, Sarah's Key, France, World News,

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Exclusive: Upstart trading venue IEX may prompt U.S. market rule change

U.S regulators may relax rules that require the fastest possible execution of securities trades, potentially helping upstart trading venue IEX Group's plans to become a full-fledged stock exchange.


Related Topix: Flash Boys, Securities and Exchange Commission, Corporate / Securities Law, Law


Emily Ratajkowski v Rosamund Pike: The Battle of the Gone Girl beautiesa

With the acting industry so full of such hugely talented stars these days, it seems harder than ever before to make a name for yourself in Hollywood , having to compete against such hard-working and dedicated stars.


Related Topix: Gone Girl