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  1. Political photos only change something if the political mind is ready to be changed'Read the original story

    Tuesday Dec 16 | Buenos Aires Herald

    Born: Missouri, United States Studies: Master's Degree in Art History from New York University Institute of Fine Arts. Worked for: The New York Times, Vanity Fair.


  2. James Patterson gives money to three Portland bookstoresRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 |

    James Patterson donated a total of $473,000 to dozens of independent bookstores on Monday. Three of them are in Portland: Powell's, Broadway Books and Green Bean Books.


  3. Arlington bookstore wins grant from James PattersonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | The Washington Post

    Staff members at One More Page Books, from left, Lelia Nebeker, owner Eileen McGervey and Terry Nebeker. One More Page Books in Arlington, Va., has won a $9,000 grant from bestselling novelist James Patterson.


  4. Notable Photo Books of 2014, Part IIRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | Photo District News

    Photo books remain the preferred medium of photographers, and its stature has grown in recent years with no signs of slowing down. Here, the editors of PDN highlight some of the most notable photo books of 2014.


  5. Book News: Australian Prime Minister's 'Nasty' Move Sparks Lit-Prize FurorRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 11 | New Hampshire Public Radio -

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott rankled the judges of the Prime Minister's Literary Award with a last-minute announcement. Judge Les Murray later called Abbott's pick a "stupid and pretentious book."


  6. Bookmarks | Fairy Tales Are More Than TrueRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 4 | Commonweal

    What do we mean when we call a story a "fairy tale"? Nowadays, the term is often used pejoratively. It means that the story has failed the test of realism, that it trades in all of those elements-supernatural interventions, incredible coincidences, pure wickedness and pure virtue-that don't conform to our sense of how the everyday world works.


  7. 10 Weekend ReadsRead the original story

    Nov 15, 2014 | The Big Picture

    ... Did this man inspire two of noir's iconic fictional detectives? ( LA Times ) - 28 Important Philosophers List the Books That Influenced Them Most During Their College Days ( Open Culture ) Please use the comments to demonstrate your own ignorance, ...


  8. Will Angelina Jolie run for political office?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | Deming Headlight

    The 39-year-old actress, who's on the December issue of Vanity Fair, told the magazine she's "open" to the idea of running for office. "When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered," said Jolie, who was recently made an honorary dame by Queen Elizabeth.


  9. Bookselling Roundup, Week Ending October 31, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 31, 2014 | Publishers' Weekly

    As Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena celebrates its 120th, there was good news for younger bookstores like Russo's, which had closed its retail location in Bakersfield, and opened an office to supplement its online sales. Bookhampton in Mattituck, N.Y., too, turned a corner after asking its customers to buy more hardcovers last May. The only feminist bookstore in Florida, Wild Iris Books has also found a way to move forward by changing to nonprofit status so it can seek grants.


  10. Successful Queries: Agent Kate Testerman and "Steering Toward Normal"Read the original story

    Oct 29, 2014 | Writer's Digest

    This series is called "Successful Queries" and I'm posting actual query letter examples that succeeded in getting writers signed with agents. In addition to posting these query letter samples, we will also get to hear thoughts from the writer's literary agent as to why the letter worked.


  11. With The Books, Nick Zammuto made new, revelatory music; solo, is it fair to expect the same?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 22, 2014 | Independent Weekly

    Zammuto with Barnaby Bright Wed., Oct. 29, 9 p.m. $10$12 The Pinhook, 117 W. Main St., Durham 919-667-1100 s it copacetic to ask someone to create something from nothing for a second time - in one lifetime, in one career, in just more than a decade, no less? That's the predicament of Nick Zammuto, formerly one half of the mystifying and mesmerizing electronica duo The Books. In the two years since The Books split their spine, Zammuto has issued a pair of solo albums that not only break from his past but also make you miss it.


  12. Forget second shooters and conspiracy theories, evidence suggests...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Daily Mail

    Forget second shooters and conspiracy theories, evidence suggests JFK could have lived if Secret Service agents hadn't shown up sleep deprived from late-night drinking The Warren Commission took issue with the conduct of several agents who had been out late the night before and were accused of drinking According to Earl Warren, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, agents overlooked the barrel of a gun that witnesses claimed they saw in the Texas School Books Depository and reacted slowly to the gunshots The owner of the Cellar, a late-night hangout in Fort Worth, later admitted to seeing agents 'giggling' in the bar at 3:30 a.m. Five seconds in Dallas changed the course of American history, and the men haunted most by the memories of that day are the ones who could have had a hand in preventing the tragedy.


  13. Leading biographers and memoirists to appear at Tulane SaturdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 |

    Thomas Beller, associate professor of English and biographer of this year's acclaimed "J.D. Salinger: The Escape Artist," serves as the organizer for a day-long symposium with four of the country's most distinguished practitioners of biography, literary criticism and memoir on Saturday, Oct. 25. (Chris Granger, Four leading practitioners of biography, literary criticism and memoir will gather for a daylong symposium of readings and panel discussions at Tulane University on Saturday, Oct. 25. The event, titled "Thinking on the Page: Women in Biography and Memoir," will begin at 10 a.m. in the Woldenberg Art Center's Freeman Auditorium on Tulane's uptown campus.


  14. Southern Festival of Books 2014: Friday's Picks, Feat. Tony...Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2014 | Nashville Scene

    This weekend's 26th Southern Festival of Books at War Memorial Plaza and the downtown Nashville Public Library offers a bonanza of literary lions, first-time authors, beloved storytellers and distinguished journalists, all for free. But the crowded schedule is going to make it impossible for you to see them all.


  15. Simon & Schuster launches social media initiative with Milq who?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 8, 2014 | TeleRead

    In a news item that made it all the way to the top slot on Publishing Talk Daily , Simon & Schuster has just demonstrated how totally well it gets this social media stuff by announcing an exclusive book publisher partnership with Milq . That's right: Milq.


  16. S&S Launches Books Category on MilqRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 7, 2014 | Publishers' Weekly

    Simon & Schuster is teaming with Milq, a new social media platform, to launch a books category on the content curation venture. Milq is a social media platform designed to let users collect and share a wide range of content, be it music, art, movies, sports, TV, and now books.


  17. Andy Warhol was a great artist but a difficult boss, says 'Holy Terror' author Bob ColacelloRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 6, 2014 | The Florida Times-Union

    In 1990, when he wrote "Holy Terror," his memoir of his years working for Andy Warhol, Bob Colacello was still angry. He'd spent 13 years with Warhol, working as the editor of Interview magazine and as a commissioned salesman of Warhol's portraits.


  18. Bookselling Roundup, Week Ending October 3, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | Publishers' Weekly

    ... to Elena Hight and her parents, Joe and Nan Hight. Rebounding El Paso Children's Store Bounces Back after Floods : The Books Are GEMS bookstore and library, which provides free books to low-income children, hopes to reopen this week after flooding ...


  19. The first Morristown Festival of Books comes to South Street this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 |

    William D. Cohan, author of 'The Price of Silence,' about the Duke lacrosse scandal, is the keynote speaker Friday night at the first Morristown Festival of Books, which runs through Saturday. On a trip to Savannah, Georgia last year - her husband, Jay, is originally from the area - Linda Hellstrom stopped by the city's book festival.


  20. Let's Go See Zammuto Thursday NightRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 24, 2014 | Tucson Weekly

    You might remember the indie-electronic-collage-folk act The Books from the illustrious decade of the 00s. Well, you might remember them if you're the type of person who reads Pitchfork everyday, they weren't exceptionally famous in the larger sense of music notoriety, but they were a duo making unique and interesting music - speaking of Pitchfork, the site placed the Books' first album, Thought for Food , on their top 200 albums of the 2000s at #125 .