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Villainy must now be part of American television, film and society

Elements of villainy in television programs and films have taken over the American psyche.


Related Topix: Charlie Rose, Entertainment, Television, I Wear the Black Hat

5 hrs ago |

Warner Bros & RatPac Secure Film Rights to Donna Tartt's Best-Selling Novel the Goldfinch

According to Deadline , RatPac Entertainment and Warner Bros. have finally closed a deal to bring Donna Tartt's best-selling novel THE GOLDFINCH to the big screen.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch

10 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

What happened to the fair go?

Record numbers of Australians are sleeping rough as concerns about global inequality rise.


Related Topix: Australia, Oceania, World News, Capital in the Twenty-First Century

13 hrs ago | InStyle

From Opraha s Swiss Trip to the Cutest Celebrity Pets: See the Weekenda s Best Instagrams

Meanwhile, Oprah visited the Switzerland home of one of her favorite authors, Paulo Coelho , and Gisele Bundchen displayed her skills at modeling with shadows.


Related Topix: The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho, Vocal

17 hrs ago | New York Post

Katsuyama's HFT war makes him a Washington outsider

Katsuyama, CEO of stock trading upstart IEX and the hero of Michael Lewis' bestselling "Flash Boys," ruffled feathers this year by proclaiming that the markets are rigged and luring business away from bank "dark pools."


Related Topix: Flash Boys, Computers, US Politics, Scott Garrett, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

21 hrs ago |

Stressed for success

Brigid Schulte arrives for her appointment with sociologist and time-use expert John Robinson with her "check engine" light on, a state sticker on her car expired, her cellphone missing under the seat - and she's late.


Related Topix: Overwhelmed, Parenting, Entertainment

Sun Jul 27, 2014

International Business Times

Daniel Radcliffe Dons Spiderman Costume, Tired of Being Seen as Harry Potter

It's harder to be Harry Potter than Spider-Man. Daniel Radcliffe, who plays the titular wizard on the onscreen adaptation of J.K. Rowling's fantasy book series, Harry Potter, attended the Comic-Con disguised as Spiderman.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe, J.K. Rowling, Authors

Pam's House Blend

The Dangers of Wealth Inequality

One of the important ideas in Capital In the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty is that wealth inequality supports the domination of public policy by the rich for their own benefit, without any regard to the damage to society.


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Kids, Family, Education Etc.

Anne Rice on her place in literary history

Over the years, much has been written about the vanity of writers. And while it may be somewhat true, there are certainly those authors who have never written a page in the hopes of fame and fortune; those who simply write for the sheer joy of seeing the inner workings of their imagination displayed on the page.


Related Topix: The Wolf Gift, Anne Rice, Vocal

Christian Science Monitor

No love lost between Hillary and Putin

Hillary Rodham Clinton signs copies of her new book 'Hard Choices' in St. Paul, Minn., last week.


Related Topix: Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Vladimir Putin, 2012 Presidential Election, Mitt Romney

The San Diego Union-Tribune

Novelist Uses War to Explore What We See, and What We Don't

Anthony Doerr's ambitious and moving novel "All the Light We Cannot See" is set during World War II and follows the parallel and then overlapping lives of Marie-Laure, a blind French girl, and Werner, a German orphan.


Related Topix: All the Light We Cannot See, Boise, ID

The News Tribune


2."The Silkworm," by Robert Galbraith The case of a missing novelist whose leaked tell-all manuscript, if published, would ruin lives.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Arts, Painting, All the Light We Cannot See

The News Tribune


2."Hard Choices," by Hillary Rodham Clinton A detailed chronicle of Clinton's time as secretary of State.


Related Topix: Unbroken, Hard Choices, Simon & Schuster, Simon and Schuster, Publishing, Media, Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Sat Jul 26, 2014

International Business Times

Orange is the New Black Season 3: Laura Prepon Hints 'Another...

From left to right, actresses Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Laura Prepon, Laverne Cox and Natasha Lyonne pose with the Best Comedy Series award for "Orange Is the New Black" at the 4th annual Critics' Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 19, 2014.


Related Topix: Orange is the New Black, Beverly Hills, CA

Romsey Advertiser

Radcliffe's wizard Comic-Com role

Fans posing with a person in a Spider-Man mask at the Comic-Con convention in America may actually have been standing next to Harry Potter.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors

Wizarding World of Harry Potter comes to life at Orlando Universal Studios

Paul Mottram finds Universal really has created the world of Harry Potter where aspiring wizards and witches can live out JK Rowling's vision for themselves Four years ago when I went to the grand opening of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park in Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, I was stunned by the recreation of Hogsmeade ... (more)


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors, Travel

University at Buffalo

UB's 2014-15 Distinguished Speakers Series to feature Magic...

From left top row: Cheryl Strayed, Wes Moore, John Oliver From left bottom row: Magic Johnson, Robert Ballard, Steve Wozniak "For nearly 30 years, the Distinguished Speakers Series at UB has played a vital role in fostering dialogue and discovery by sharing a broad range of ideas and perspectives from some of the most compelling and influential ... (more)


Related Topix: Wild, SUNY Buffalo


John Waters unsure if hea ll make another film as he promotes a Carsicka

Comical cult legend John Waters says he doesn't know if he'll make another film again, and he's fine with that.


Related Topix: Crime Movies, Horror Movies, Serial Mom, Comedy Movies, Pink Flamingos, Carsick, Polyester, Female Trouble, Hairspray, Drama Movies, Music!, Musical Movies


Hillary Clinton tells Bronx children to dream big

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, center, with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, left, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, applaud children's performances at Lehman College in the Bronx on Friday, July 25, 2014.


Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Lehman College, City University of New York, Hard Choices, Family, Kids

Business Times

There's one born every minute - again

Most people taken for a ride are once bitten, twice shy - except when it comes to investment scams, says a specialist on fraud schemes.


Related Topix: The Wolf of Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street