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35 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | WGBH

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

7 hrs ago | The Salinas Californian

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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

11 hrs ago | 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

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Comedy Legend Joan Rivers Hospitalized

The comedian was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City as a result of a complication that arose during an endoscopy that was being performed to address issues with her vocal chords.


Related Topix: The Swimmer, Drama Movies, Fashion Police, Television, Entertainment, I Hate Everyone . . . Starting with Me, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government

Colorado Daily

Telluride Film Festival guests: Witherspoon, Jon Stewart, Cumberbatch

These are just some of the actors descending on the 41st Telluride Film Festival, kicking off Aug. 29 and running through Labor Day.


Related Topix: Movies, Entertainment, Wild, Moneyball, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Capote, Colorado

Christian Science Monitor

What is it like to work at an independent bookstore?

Tammy Heupels , sits with her son Johann and Annie Philbrick . in the reading area of indie bookstore Bank Square Books in Mystic, Connecticut.


Related Topix: Mystic, CT

New Hampshire Public Radio -

Atheists Feel Awe, Too

In Elizabeth Gilbert's brilliant novel The Signature of All Things , Alma Whittaker, the central character who was born in Philadelphia in 1800, is destined for a highly unconventional life as a woman in science.


Related Topix: The Signature of All Things, Folk-Rock, God, Entomology, Science

Common Dreams

It's Time for a Post-Piketty Vision of Shared Wealth

'We cannot grow our way into a vision of prosperity for all that replicates the North American or Western European standard of living worldwide,' writes Parsons.


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, US News, Liberal Political News

The Citizens' Voice

New adult authors will appear at Mohegan Sun on Sept. 3

Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire and Abbi Glines will appear Wednesday as part of the Winning Authors series at Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs in Plains Township.


Related Topix: Slammed, Losing Hope, Beautiful Disaster, A Beautiful Wedding, Alabama

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Pordland Mercury

A Culinary Love Letter to Haruki Murakami

IT'S NOT LONG into Haruki Murakami's latest novel that the Japanese author - lifting a quote from Voltaire - points out there's nothing really all that new in the world: "Originality is nothing but judicious imitation."


Related Topix: 1q84, Dining

Gutfeld Fires Back at Russell Brand: 'Full-Blown Racist,' 'Fashionable Fascist'

Greg Gutfeld really tore into Russell Brand yesterday, but after Brand responded in a video today mocking Gutfeld, Gutfeld unloaded on the actor in a Five segment calling him a "full-blown racist" and "fashionable fascist."


Related Topix: The Joy of Hate, African-American, Television

Silicon Alley Insider

The Photographer Behind 'Humans Of New York' Is On A World Tour

Brandon Stanton is the photographer behind Humans of New York , the wildly popular photography blog that currently has more likes on Facebook than the entire population of New York City itself.


Related Topix: Humans of New York, Photography, Arts


Behind villainy

Was there ever a time in your life that you rooted or perhaps empathized with the villain? That one time you hoped or wondered what might happen if the all-too-good guy did not make it out? I did, and so too has Chuck Klosterman.


Related Topix: I Wear the Black Hat

CBC News

Slackers rejoice! Practice may not make perfect

Did Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates need 10,000 hours of practice to become the success he is today? When Malcolm Gladwell published Outliers , his best-selling book proposing that practising a certain task for around 10,000 hours is necessary before one can ever achieve great success, he But he also dashed the dreams of millions of ... (more)


Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups, Bill Gates, Outliers, Case Western Reserve University, Oswald, Rice University, Entertainment, Television