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3 hrs ago | 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

5 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: Arts

6 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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

11 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | 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

16 hrs ago | 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

18 hrs ago | 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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Related Topix: World News, China, Asia, Arts,

22 hrs ago | 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

BroadwayWorld.com

Archipelago Books Offers Discount on Select Titles for National Poetry Month

Archipelago Books is offering 60% off select titles in celebration of National Poetry Month.

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Related Topix: Arts

USA Today

New Eggers novel; Hillary Clinton subject of new book

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Related Topix: Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Gone Girl, Books, Violent Crime, HRC, Arts

The News Tribune

Finalists announced for best translated books

Bolano's "The Unknown University," translated by Laura Healy, is a poetry nominee.

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Related Topix: Arts, University of Rochester

Lifehack.org

35 Brilliant Short Books Anyone Can Find The Time To Read

If you lead a busy life, settling down to read a book may seem unfeasible. If you're disappointed by this, yet keen to indulge in classic literature, you can find solace in the less demanding world of novellas.

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Hilobrow

Huntingtower

Huntingtower was a departure for John Buchan. Published between the third and fourth of his tremendous Richard Hannay novels, the book's protagonist is not a soldier-turned-spy, but instead a retired Scottish grocer who joins a quixotic effort to rescue a Russian noblewoman from Bolsheviks.

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Related Topix: Arts

Chicago Reader

The Book of Unknown Americans features a pair of powerhouse immigrant oral histories

No story is as deserving of an oral history as the immigrant's tale; even the quietest one is, in its own way, epic.

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Related Topix: Arts, Wilmington, DE, Chicago, IL

Foster's Daily Democrat

a Letters About Literaturea semi-finalists selected

The Center for the Book at the New Hampshire State Library has announced semi-finalists for the 2014 Letters about Literature competition.

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Related Topix: New Hampshire, Arts, Education Etc.

Newtownabbey Today

Children's Laureate visits Hazelwood College

Children's Laureate and acclaimed author Malorie Blackman visited Hazelwood Integrated College recently as part of the Arts Council's 'Stories Tour'.

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Related Topix: Arts, Libraries

USA Today

Exclusive trailer reveal: 'Burning Dawn' by Gena Showalter

HEA gets to give you the first look at the trailer for Gena Showalter's upcoming April 29 release, 'Burning Dawn.'

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Related Topix: Arts

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