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2 hrs ago |

?Midwestern Journal? by Howard Doughty is Released

Mark Twain captivated readers in the late 1800s with the crazy adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.


Related Topix: Mark Twain

6 hrs ago | Merced Sun-Star

Leonard Pitts Jr.: 'The Grapes of Wrath' resonates 75 years later

Much of the response was angry, too. Some towns banned it, some towns burned it.


Related Topix: The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, Drama Movies, Arts, Literature, John Steinbeck, Celebrities, Henry Fonda

10 hrs ago | Weekender

'Tyrannosaur Canyon' author eager to discover Scranton

Douglas Preston: April 25, 7 p.m., the Theater at Lackawanna College . Tickets are free with a library card from any library.


Related Topix: Scranton, PA, Libraries, Science, Paleontology

11 hrs ago |

'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' is No. 1 in movies on demand

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" was No. 1 for movies on demand from April 7 to April 13, 2014, according to Rentrak.


Related Topix: J.R.R. Tolkien, Martin Freeman, Celebrities, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Politics, Representative Christopher John Lee, Oscars

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Battle Creek Enquirer

The Marshall District Library is located at 124 West Green Street. Denise Connelly

New members are welcome to join a book discussion group that meets monthly to discuss material chosen by club members.


Sacramento Bee Newspaper

Books: 'The Bohemians' looks Mark Twain's literary development in California

These days, Bret Harte is mostly known for the schools named after him in Sacramento and Oakland, and – if at all as a writer – for his stories of the Gold Rush, including "The Luck of Roaring Camp."


Related Topix: Twain, CA, California, Mark Twain, Bret Harte, CA

The News-Messenger

The silliness of 'trigger warnings'

They should make students look in new ways at art, life, politics, love and war.


Related Topix: Mark Twain, UC Santa Barbara

Murder, mystery, mayhem, merriment collide in 'The 39 Steps'

The zany, madcap comedy mystery based on an Alfred Hitchcock movie of the same name, "The 39 Steps" opens Friday, April 25 at Olathe Civic Theatre Association in Olathe, Kan.


Related Topix: The 39 Steps, Drama Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Hitchcock, Alfred Hitchcock, Olathe, KS

The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe

Alone in her bedroom, in her dressing gown and slippers, no make-up on - and overdosed on pills, just an hour and a half away from the end of her life.


Related Topix: The Prince and the Showgirl, Comedy Movies, Celebrities, Marilyn Monroe

KRVN-AM Lexington

Lyft Ride-Share Drivers Bring Whimsy to Car Service Apps

With the proliferation of transportation apps including Uber and Lyft, it's not enough these days to provide quick and polite service.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Books


I'm a (Kindle) published author

It has been my dream since I was but a lad to be a published author. Clear back in Mrs. Stulp's sixth grade class, when we first read John Griffith Chaney's "Call of the Wild" and Sam Clemmons' "Tom Sawyer," I wanted to sit at a battered old desk and bang out an American classic on a battered old typewriter and then sit in a battered old wicker ... (more)


Related Topix: Mark Twain, Opinion

Mon Apr 21, 2014

The Daily Campus

American culture from Steinbeck's lens

Professor Cyrus Ernesto Ziarkzadeh discussed his new novel, "A Political Companion to John Steinbeck," at the Co-op at Storrs Center.


Related Topix: John Steinbeck, Storrs, CT, The Grapes of Wrath, Pop/Rock, Drama Movies, Literature

The Age

Model Miranda Kerr tries her hand at singing.

This Ann-Margret arrangement asks for more sultriness than technique, but in either case Miranda Kerr's attempt is not entirely satisfying.


Related Topix: Ann-Margret, Viva Las Vegas, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Pop/Rock, Elvis Presley, Internet, Science / Technology

Lake Cowichan Gazette

Salem witch trials at Best

Rumours of witchcraft swirl in the Puritan town of Salem, Mass., after a group of girls dances in the woods with a black slave.


Related Topix: Salem, MA, Arthur Miller, Canada

The Raw Story

British Prime Minister David Cameron criticized for calling the UK a Christian country

British Prime Minister David Cameron was accused on Monday of sowing sectarianism and division after stressing in an Easter message that Britain was still a "Christian country".


Related Topix: Terry Pratchett, Wedding

Deseret News

See which books were most frequently challenged in American libraries in 2013

This month, the American Library Association released its 2014 State of America's Libraries report , along with the 2013 list of the top 10 most frequently challenged books.


Related Topix: Libraries, 9, Mark Twain, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Pensacola News Journal

PCC grapples with sex abuse allegations in viral blog post

A harshly critical blog accusing Pensacola Christian College of casting out students who claimed to be victims of sexual abuse has lit a fire on social media and elicited sharp denials from the college.


Related Topix: Pensacola Christian College, Startups, Facebook, Criminal Defense Law, Law


Gentlemen of Bluegrass to Release Carolina Memories June 10

Hailing from the Carolinas, The Gentlemen of Bluegrass, a collaborative project of master musicians Danny Stanley, JC Rowland, Tom Langdon, Greg Penny and Randy Smith have announced a scheduled release of their latest project, Carolina Memories, on Pinecastle Records, June 10, 2014.


Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Seldom Scene

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Age

The inside story behind the rise and fall of Mark Karpeles' Mt Gox bitcoin exchange

In June 2011, when customers of now-bankrupt bitcoin exchange Mt Gox agitated for proof that the Tokyo-based firm was still solvent after a hacking attack, chief executive officer Mark Karpeles turned to the comedy science fiction novel The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy .


Related Topix: Economics News, Bitcoin, Bankruptcy, Life, Hobbies, Anime and Manga

THE 39 STEPS Comes to Olathe Civic Theatre Association, 4/25-5/11

What happens when four actors play over 150 characters? Hilarity! Come see John Buchan 's THE 39 STEPS at Olathe Civic Theatre Association opening April 25 and running weekends through May 11. Reservations are available at .


Related Topix: The 39 Steps, Drama Movies, Thriller, Mystery Movies, Alfred Hitchcock, Olathe, KS