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  1. ScientologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The Washington Post

    Tracy Ekstrand, a former follower of Scientology and its Sea Organization, is in Washington, DC on February, 25, 2015. The release Sunday of HBO's "Going Clear" documentary will bring attention to members and past members of Scientology and to questions about the movement's allure and controversies.


  2. 'Outlander' set to resume its highly addictive first seasonRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | The Campbell Reporter

    DON'T MISS: "Outlander" -- Finally, it's time to get back to the gorgeous Scottish Highlands and the second half of Season 1 of this lavish drama that spans the genres of science fiction, history and adventure. Over the next eight episodes, expect more moody intrigue and, of course, some steamy love scenes between time-traveling World War II battlefield nurse Claire Randall and her new husband, 18th-century Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser .


  3. Library NewsRead the original story

    Friday Mar 27 | Reinbeck Courier

    ... the ABCmouse logo to access the free library account. Note: this program is accessible on library computers only. New books for children this week include one that is given in memory of Deb Brown Sells from the Class of 1976: Robert the Rose Horse ...


  4. She Dunham WrongRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2014 | Vanity Fair

    It's never a cheery sign when the editor of a prestigious publication feels compelled to release a statement attempting to quell a firestorm over, of all things, a dinky, one-page humor piece. And on a Friday no less, when everyone in Media Manhattan is preoccupied with getting a fresh start on another gray, bleak wintry spring weekend--who wants to have to deal with a public migraine pain? Yet that is the situation that David Remnick, the editor of The New Yorker , found himself in after a "Shouts and Murmurs" humor piece by Lena Dunham, "Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz," went viral in a definitely not-good way.


  5. Beware Flash Boys and stock shills, but don't stay on the sidelinesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

    It's been a year since Michael Lewis asserted in his latest book, "Flash Boys," that financial markets were effectively "rigged" by banks, brokerages and exchanges to give their most lucrative customers favorable executions at the expense of small investors. "Flash Boys" is not Lewis' first attempt to shine a disturbing light on how individual investors are exploited by Wall Street.


  6. Television puts more faith in religious-themed projectsRead the original story

    Saturday | Los Angeles Times

    Religious-themed projects like "Killing Jesus," pictured and "The Dovekeepers" on an upswing on broadcast and cable television. 'The Bible' in 2013 showed TV execs that a large faith-based audience will tune in; more such programming head This spring, a complicated new protagonist is coming to television.


  7. The Real Reasons So Many People in Rich Countries Need State HandoutsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Daily Beast

    In May 2006, journalist James Bartholomew was introduced to Margaret Thatcher at a party. He started telling the former prime minister that he had just written a book arguing that Britain would be better off if the welfare state had never existed.


  8. Author Q&A: David Mitchell onRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | South China Morning Post

    The writer of Cloud Atlas , David Mitchell, was in Dubai recently to speak at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. "It paid for the house," Mitchell says of his 2004 sci-fi novel of six interconnected stories about the past and the future.


  9. Documentary amplifies voices against ScientologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Columbian

    Author-producer Lawrence Wright, from left, former Scientology church member Spanky Taylor; director Alex Gibney; Senior VP of Programming for HBO Documentaries Sara Bernstein and former Scientology church member Mike Rinder attend the premiere of "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Rinder's story is one of the eight former church members that make up the emotional arc of the documentary, "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," which opened in theaters March 13 and will air on HBO on Sunday.


  10. Strange Cult Causing Concern': Scientology came to Dallas in 1956. Then, the questions.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Dallas Morning News

    David Miscavige - ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, Tom Cruise's best bud and the star of "Going Clear" - in Irving for the opening of the Church of Scientology Dallas on April 11, 2009 Sunday at 7 p.m. Dallas time HBO will air Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney's Going Clear , his Scientology documentary based on the book by Woodrow Wilson High School Hall of Famer Lawrence Wright , who's chief among the talking heads talking the longest and loudest in the film. Maybe you've read the book; really, you should.


  11. Five takeaways from Scientology documentaryRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | USA Today

    Director Alex Gibney's controversial documentary 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,' airing Sunday on HBO , alleges torture, harassment and battles with the IRS. 'Going Clear': Five takeaways Director Alex Gibney's controversial documentary 'Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief,' airing Sunday on HBO , alleges torture, harassment and battles with the IRS.


  12. Weekend Reads: Mind, body, and spiritRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | World Magazine

    American medicine is increasingly paying attention to the spiritual part of patient care. Perhaps no individual has done more to show spirituality's role in health than Dr. Harold Koenig, a professor of psychiatry at the Duke University School of Medicine.


  13. Temporal approach sets the tone in 'Killing Jesus'Read the original story

    Saturday | Los Angeles Times

    ... Geographic Channel TV movie. It premieres Sunday, surely not by coincidence a week before Easter. As in their other books, the authors go for a you-are-there approach, writing in the present tense, with intermittent allusions to how many years, ...


  14. Weekend picks for book loversRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WMDH-AM New Castle

    ... cannot leave the case alone. USA TODAY says *** 1 2 out of four. "May (Winspear) shine on the literary scene for many books to come." The best-selling author (The Devil in the White City) remembers the sinking of the British ocean liner by a German ...


  15. Hunting Mythical Monsters 'At The Water's Edge'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | WGBH

    ... is safe with me," and so when I came across an article four years ago that talked about both places, I was in between books and I thought, that's just too tempting to resist. I think it was an absolutely fantastic background to have. I always wanted ...


  16. HBO's 'Going Clear' a remarkable glimpse into ScientologyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Los Angeles Times

    Although it is not the case in most places on Earth, it is hard to live in Los Angeles, especially in Hollywood, and not be aware of the Church of Scientology. It has stamped its name, hugely, on some of the city's most visible classic buildings, including the former Christie Hotel, the former Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, the former Chateau Elysee and the former Hollywood Guaranty Building.


  17. Gone Girl author teaming up with McQueenRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday |

    Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn and 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen are teaming up for a heist thriller. The thriller is based on the 2002 British miniseries Widows , which focuses on a caper gone wrong, where four armed robbers are killed during their heist attempt and their widows team up to finish the job.


  18. Critics howl as Dunham compares Jewish BF to dogRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Times of Israel

    A controversy has erupted over a humor piece contributed to The New Yorker by Lena Dunham , creator of HBO's "Girls" and author of "Not That Kind of Girl," a memoir published last September for which she received a $3.7 million advance. The piece, titled, "Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz," presents statements that could apply either to the 28-year-old writer and actress's partner or her furry pet.


  19. quidditchRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | Burnaby Now

    ... be in for a close encounter with a fast-moving snitch and a couple of seekers in hot pursuit. Fans of the Harry Potter books and movies will recognize those terms from author J.K. Rowling's fictional game of Quidditch. Since 2005, the made-up game ...


  20. Perseverance allows some to overcome physical challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday | The Daily Republic

    We all suffer the slings and arrows of health problems, especially as we age. There are role models in science, politics and the arts, however, who persevere against all odds.