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1 hr ago | The Washington Post

A defense of public education against a the wolves of Wall Streeta

Jordan Belfort is an over-the-top swindler with no off switch in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."


Related Topix: The Wolf of Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street, Celebrities, Leonardo DiCaprio, Austin, TX, Standardized Testing, Education

5 hrs ago |

Feldberg: Post-Potter roles show star's versatility

There was a time the string of Harry Potter movies seemed like they'd go on forever.


Related Topix: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Harry Potter, Vocal, Daniel Radcliffe, Ireland, Europe, World News

9 hrs ago | USA Today

Hilarious memoirs by women

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Related Topix: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Sleepless in Seattle, Lena Dunham, New York, Bossypants

12 hrs ago |

Two books take the top spots for selling books

As predicted there was a healthy shuffle of books in the top lists from the week.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch

15 hrs ago | Bournemouth Echo

My life as a film and TV extra - meet the woman who's starred with Sir Michael Caine to Kermit

I wonder if Angie Inwards' new neighbours in sunny West Moors are aware they have a film star in their midst? Have they not clocked the glamorous woman who has appeared in everything from Harry Potter to Layer Cake to EastEnders and who will be appearing in the new Paddington movie? But they could be forgiven for missing the clues, all that early ... (more)


Related Topix: Celebrities, Michael Caine, Harry Potter, The Four Feathers, War Movies, Drama Movies, Adventure

19 hrs ago | The News Tribune


3."The Invention of Wings," by Sue Monk Kidd The friendship between a 10-year-old Charleston slave and her reluctant 11-year-old owner.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Painting, Arts, The Invention of Wings

Sat Apr 19, 2014

David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Adaptation Will be Released This Fall

On the day of her 5-year wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne disappears. Her husband Nick Dunne reports her missing.


Related Topix: Gone Girl

Harry Potter quiz: How well do you know The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban films?

It's a Bank Holiday weekend which certainly means one thing in TV terms - an excuse to air the Harry Potter films again.


Related Topix: Harry Potter

Guess who finally read The Help?

Are you one of those people who run out and buy a book because Oprah liked it or it's on somebody's best-seller list or you want to be the first among your friends to read it? Or are you someone who dislikes hype, is busy reading four other books, and waited years before picking up Harry Potter number one? Reading habits often put me in the latter ... (more)


Related Topix: The Help, Salt Lake City, UT

I4U Future Technology News

Idris Elba Becomes Dad Again

Idris Elba is very happy. He has become a father once again. Elba's girlfriend Naiyana Garth gave birth to a baby boy on April 17th.


Related Topix: Idris Elba, Mandela, Drama Movies, Long Walk to Freedom

Schneier on Security

Book Title

My absolute favorite is Data and Goliath , but there's a problem. Malcolm Gladwell recently published a book with the title of David and Goliath .


Related Topix: Outliers, David and Goliath

The Star Online

Harry Potter fans open 'Hogwarts' school online, enrolling students now

'Hogwarts is Here' is a new website created by Harry Potter fans that offers online courses to aspiring wizards and witches.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Journal and Courier

Emails shed light on end of Common Reading at PurdueEmails shed light ...

Purdue University professor Kevin McNamara, left, interviews Khaled Hosseini, author of "The Kite Runner," on Aug. 22, 2010, in Elliott Hall of Music.


Related Topix: Purdue University, Mitch Daniels, US Governors, Unbroken


Laura Prepon Will Return Full-Time for Season 3 of Orange Is the New Black

Lovers of steamy tension and thick glasses, rejoice. If there ends up being a third season of Orange Is the New Black , Laura Prepon will return full-time as Piper's on-again, off-again love interest, Alex Vause .


Related Topix: Orange is the New Black, Drugs

Findlaya s humans prove quite likeablePosted on Fri. Apr 18th, 2014

DAVE MORROW gets ready to take a photo of a woman and young girl at Merry Time Nursery School.


Related Topix: Findlay, OH, Social Software, Humans of New York, Photography, Arts, Hancock County, OH

Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Baby boy for Mandela film star Elba

The actor, best known for playing Nelson Mandela in last year's biopic The Long Walk To Freedom, tweeted that his partner, make-up artist Naiyana Garth, had a baby boy yesterday.


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, Long Walk to Freedom

CSBSJU Library Blog

Read the Book - Watch the Movie

Read the Book: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis This book explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.


Related Topix: Moneyball

Colorado Springs Independent

PPLD announces books for All Pikes Peak Reads 2014

This morning at the Pinery on the Hill, as a part of the Innovate Colorado Springs events this week, Pikes Peak Library District announced its theme - "Engage the Extraordinary" - and title selection for All Pikes Peak Reads 2014 .


Related Topix: The Invention of Wings

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms.


Related Topix: Steve Jobs, Apple, Startups, Science / Technology, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Boulder Weekly


Mary Roach at Boulder Book Store, April 22. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store. 1107 Pearl St., Boulder.


Related Topix: Gulp, Boulder, CO