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55 min ago | The Age

Why Mansfield Park is Jane Austen's sexiest book

Erotic charm ... Frances O'Connor and Jonny Lee Miller in the film version of Jane Austen's least-loved novel.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Mansfield Park, Drama Movies, Vocal, Jane Austen, Merseyside County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Arts

5 hrs ago | The Village Voice

Rabindranath Tagore Struggles to Do Justice to His Many Accomplishments

Picture a high school civics teacher with a great love for Ken Burns and access to people like Prince Charles and the Dalai Lama - but no ability to ask them interesting questions - making his first documentary on a laptop's built-in software.

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9 hrs ago | The Catholic Sun Phoenix

Pope Francis reveals top 10 secrets to happiness

In an interview published in part in the Argentine weekly "Viva" July 27, the pope listed his Top 10 tips for bringing greater joy to one's life: 1. "Live and let live."

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Related Topix: Pope Benedict XVI, Arts

9 hrs ago | WTOP-FM Washington

Gallery: Best Young Adult Books

More than half of young adult fiction readers are adults over the age of the 18. Why do so many grownups like YA? Click through the gallery to see some of the titles that inspire older readers.

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10 hrs ago | CiteULike

Suspended Walking: A Physical Locomotion Interface for Virtual Reality

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Arts

14 hrs ago | Scientific American

Rats Experience Feelings of Regret

What's the difference between you and a rat? The list is unsurprisingly long but now, we can cross a universal human experience - feelings of regret - off of it.

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18 hrs ago | CiteULike

Wave-plate polarizing beam splitter based on a form-birefringent multilayer grating

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Miami Herald

Fred Grimm: Florida politicians are the real quarry on King Ranch

A trip to a hunting preserve on the legendary King Ranch in Texas may evoke lots of adjectives.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Adam Putnam, Texas, Arts, Rick Scott, US Governors

StarNewsOnline.com

Memento mori

With all the book news that's been flying about lately, we've fallen way behind on our obituary notices.

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Related Topix: Arts, Comedy Movies, Little Big Man, Western, War Movies, Drama Movies, Adventure, Ohio, Up the Down Staircase

Bronte Blog

On Wide Sargasso Sea

A new essay about Wide Sargasso Sea and Jane Eyre is available through AV Akademikerverlag : Jean Rhys' Wide Sargasso Sea : A Postcolonial Re-writing of Charlotte BrontA«'s Jane Eyre Jessica Diebowski Publisher: AV Akademikerverlag ISBN-13: 978-3639627916 Without doubt, the Victorian classic Jane Eyre has generated a number of intertexual ... (more)

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Related Topix: Arts

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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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

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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Related Topix: Cyanide Studios, Game of Thrones, Video Games, Atlus Co., Arts

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

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

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

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

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