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1 hr ago | Yahoo!

Muslim author promotes integration, equality

'I want to tell people about normal law-abiding Muslims like me who have integrated well into Western society but at the same time have a faith they love.

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2 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Tales Of Immigration Explore Modern-Day Odysseys And 'Hyphenated Identities'

For many writers, the migrant's journey is a storytellers' dream. The transition from one part of the world to another is filled with anticipation, conflict and inherent literary drama.

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Related Topix: Boat Disaster, Life of Pi, Books, Train Disaster, Arts

4 hrs ago | USA Today

George R.R. Martin to focus on books, not show

Book Buzz: George R.R. Martin to focus on the books The author said that he won't write a season five 'Game of Thrones' episode.

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7 hrs ago | The Raw Story

Without World War I, what would literature look like today?

As we begin to commemorate the outbreak of World War I in earnest, just how central the "Great" war is to Britain's conception of its history is ever more obvious.

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Related Topix: Arts, History in the News, Poetry, Virginia

7 hrs ago | Feministing

Readz: Insel

You could probably count on one hand the number of novels that have taken up great platonic male-female friendships as their theme.

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Related Topix: Paris, VA, Arts, US News, Liberal Political News

12 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

Pulling the Plug on English DepartmentsBy David Masciotra

The armies of soft philistinism are on the march and eager to ditch traditional literature instruction in favor of more utilitarian approaches.

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Related Topix: Arts, University of Minnesota, University of Iowa

14 hrs ago | Writer's Digest

What All Agents Want in a Great Young Adult Novel - July 29...

Teens are discriminating readers with a lot of demands on their time, so what can you do to ensure that your novel is the one they'll all be dying to read? And does your book stand a chance at getting you an agent if it doesn't have wizards, vampires, or a dystopian setting? Literary agent Carlie Webber will share her ideas on what all agents want ... (more)

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Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Arts

Sun Jul 27, 2014

SanLuisObispo.com

Marine veteran gets grins by sculpting foil

Gallegos, 29, maintains a hobby of hand-sculpting aluminum foil figurines based on his imagination and characters from historical and popular literature and television and film.

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Related Topix: Arts, Sculpting

Newkerala.com

Wherever I may roam: Travelling in the subcontinent

What drives people to leave the comforts of their home and familiar surroundings to explore other lands near and far? Can we ascribe it to the human fascination to visit new places, see how other people live, or obtain fresh experiences? Or are they simply echoing life, which itself is a journey in time and space? Travel also always had a close ... (more)

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Asopa People

Creative Nation 5: Writers of the 2014 Crocodile Prize, J

THE Crocodile Prize is Papua New Guinea's national literature contest. It was established in 2010 to encourage Papua New Guineans to write and also to ensure the people of PNG had access to a home-grown literature.

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Related Topix: Papua New Guinea, Oceania, World News, Arts, Poetry

Wall Street Journal

Books That Can Boost Your Portfolio

Bill Gates , one of the world's richest men, set the book world alight this month when he recommended aspiring business leaders open a copy of "Business Adventures," a collection of articles written in the 1960s by the late New Yorker writer John Brooks.

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Cool Hunting

ListenUp: The Smiths get covered, DJ DB Burkeman on the Rolling...

The Smiths get covered, DJ DB Burkeman on the Rolling Stones and more in this week's look at music Ishmael Butler-whose notoriety peaked in the mid '90s when he became known as Butterfly, one-third of experimental trio Digable Planets-is a music veteran with impeccable taste and tenacity.

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Related Topix: Digable Planets, Hip-Hop, Arts, Headphones

Forward

A New Jersey Tale of Two Alfred Doblins - and One Umlaut

I was dozing in front of the TV when I lifted one eyelid to see Rachel Maddow interviewing a man with a trim beard and a startling name: Alfred Doblin.

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The Times

'Lost Generation' lives on thanks to literary greats

British soldiers with guns and shovels pose in Fleurbaix, France, during World War I. The "Great War," as it was then known, began 100 years ago Monday.

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Related Topix: Ernest Hemingway, Vocal, Arts, Brenau University

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Sunherald.com

Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force

WYANTT COUNTS/ASSOCIATED PRESS/1990Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for literature, was a South African novelist whose anti-apartheid works were once denounced by the white-minority government in her homeland.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Arts

CiteULike

"Zebrafishing" for novel genes relevant to the glomerular filtration barrier.

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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CiteULike

End-Monomer Dynamics in Semiflexible Polymers

Spurred by an experimental controversy in the literature, we investigate the end-monomer dynamics of semiflexible polymers through Brownian hydrodynamic simulations and dynamic mean-field theory.

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USA Today

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Bel Kaufman dead at 103

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Bel Kaufman dead at 103 NEW YORK - The author of Up the Down Staircase has died in New York City.

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'The Fracking King' Demonizes Oil Drilling In New Fiction Book

The beauty of weaving an anti-fracking agenda into a work of fiction is that drilling for natural gas can be demonized without a burden of proof.

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New Statesman

Don't read this book: A history of literary censorship

The Zhivago Affair: the Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book Peter Finn and Petra CouvA©e Harvill Secker, 350pp, A 20 "I think you must distinguish between a passage which says that homosexuals are sometimes happy and a passage which says: come and be a homosexual," Frank Kermode argued at the 1967 obscenity trial in London ... (more)

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