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33 min ago | WNED

'Bintel Brief' And 'Hellfighters': American Stories, Powerfully Illustrated

A Bintel Brief and The Harlem Hellfighters are two New York Stories. That's why I'm combining them in this review; not because - as some purists still think - they're lesser works of literature because they're graphic novels.

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33 min ago | Journal Gazette

Nobel laureate author Garcia Marquez dies

His fictional works - among them "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "Autumn of the Patriarch" - outsold everything published in Spanish except the Bible.

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Related Topix: Arts, South America, World News, Colombia, Journalism, Hugo Chavez

33 min ago | Gawker

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate and author of One Hundred...

Author and Nobel laureate Gabriel Garca Mrquez has died in Mexico after a long illness, according to a source close to the family.

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4 hrs ago | World Magazine

Web Reads: The 12 steps of dying

Preparing for death. For the past half dozen years, I've been reading professor D.G. Myers' literary criticism at A Commonplace Blog .

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5 hrs ago | Canada.com

75 years after its birth, TV is more popular than ever

UBC professor Tiffany Potter, who specializes in popular culture, speaks on the 75th birthday of television coming up on April 30, 2014.

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Related Topix: Arts, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Comedy

8 hrs ago | BroadwayWorld.com

Therese Raquin to Transfer to Park Theatre, July 30

Following a sell-out run at Finborough Theatre, where it continues until Saturday 19 April, a new musical adaptation of mile Zola's classic French novel Th r se Raquin will transfer to Park200 at Park Theatre for a limited 4 week run from Wednesday 30 July 2014 it was announced today.

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8 hrs ago | The Lincolnite

First look: New independent book shop opens in Lincoln Bailgate

A new independent shop and meeting space, Lindum Books, has opened its doors in Lincoln Bailgate after a A 40,000 investment.

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11 hrs ago | USA Today

Exclusive: 'Tales of the Great Beasts' excerpt

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

USA Today

Must-see book trailers: 'Cursed in Shadow,' 'War Eagle Women'

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Related Topix: Supernatural, Arts

SFGate

Oakland Children's Fairyland puppeteer Lewis Mahlmann dies

Artist-actor Lewis Mahlmann knew how to charm children with his version of classic tales and handmade puppets at Children's Fairyland in Oakland.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Theater, Arts, Recreational Vehicle, Award

The Jewish Journal

What's bothering Rashi about Noah?

While Paramount's "Noah" movie has sold plenty of tickets, audience reaction has been mixed.

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The Compass

Nominees for NL Book Awards announced

In the Writers' Alliance Fiction Award category, the finalists are "Strays" by Ed Kavanagh; "Caught" by Lisa Moore and Wangersky for "Whirl Away" .

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Related Topix: Arts, Canada, Poetry

CBC News

Marie-Louise Gay, Kathy Stinson shortlisted for kids' lit prize

Established author-illustrator Marie-Louise Gay is known for her Stella series of books, which have also spawned an animated series.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Arts, Recreational Vehicle, Award

Free Times

Theatre SC Presents Hamlet

To be or not to be. To thine own self be true. The lady doth protest too much. Just about everyone has encountered one or more famous lines from William Shakespeare's Hamlet in everyday conversation, and most of us have struggled in English class with the Elizabethan-era language, written in lively blank verse .

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Related Topix: Animation Movies, Short, Hamlet, Music!, Thriller, Crime Movies, Family, Drama Movies, Arts, King Lear, Celebrities, Laurence Olivier, Mel Gibson

Herald Gazette

Honorary UMaine degree for Gerritsen

Two icons of Maine literature and music - international best-selling author Tess Gerritsen of Camden and singer/songwriter David Mallett - will receive honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees and share remarks at the University of Maine's 212th commencement Saturday, May 10. Mallett, who lives in Sebec, will address the 10 a.m. ceremony, and ... (more)

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Related Topix: Maine, Arts, Vocal, Folk, Camden, ME, University of Maine

Christian Science Monitor

Nadine Gordimer: The disillusion and corruption of post-Mandela South Africa

Farewell messages for late South African president Nelson Mandela are written over a panel in a shopping mall in Johannesburg, South Africa, Dec. 13, 2013.

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Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, World News, South Africa, Africa, Arts, Nonfiction

Town Topics

Browning Desks, Tea Kettle on Display In Firestone Library, Rare Books Dept.

WOULD WOOD COULD SPEAK: The writing desk used by Elizabeth Barrett Browning as she worked on her poems in Italy is on display in the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections at Princeton University Library.

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Related Topix: Travel, Europe Travel, Italy Travel, Princeton University, Arts

Xinhuanet

Rare duplicate of Chinese classic to open to public

A rare duplicate of a classic Chinese book will be open to the public free of charge in an east China city starting on Friday, local authorities said.

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USA Today

'Mad World': Lori Majewski chats about her New Wave book

But I learned so much from your book. Exactly, and that's how the book came about.

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Related Topix: Devo, New-Wave, Dance, Pop/Rock, Spandau Ballet, New Order, The Smiths, Arts

Tue Apr 15, 2014

The Globe and Mail

Play within a book finds its way to the stage

It took playwright Lindsay Cochrane a few attempts to convince novelist Yann Martel that his Beatrice and Virgil could be turned into a play.

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Related Topix: Books, Life of Pi, Arts

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