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54 min ago | San Francisco Bay View

Author of 'The Bay Area's Brooklyn Bridge' Chris the Fifth speaks from behind enemy lines

When you hear about the streets of Oakland on television, a picture is painted of young thugs in hoodies and beanies roaming the streets in pursuit of their next victim or of underage prostitutes with too much makeup caked on their face pacing up and down the avenue.

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5 hrs ago | Discover

Cap and Trade Scientific False Positives?

Neuroskeptic readers will know that concern over false-positive science is growing .

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9 hrs ago | National Public Radio

An Eater's-Eye View Of Literature's Most Iconic Meals

"By this time he'd opened a new bottle of tequila and was quaffing it down. Then he grabbed a grapefruit and sliced it in half with a Gerber mini-magnum - a stainless-steel hunting knife with a blade like a fresh-honed razor."

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11 hrs ago | Radio Times

7pmEmmerdale

Cain tracks down Belle at the cafe and reveals how Zak is in a bad way because of her.

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13 hrs ago | Anorak

BBC Three Was Killed Off To Make Room For New Versions of Old Versions Of Older Books

WHILE the world moves on at a terrifying speed, there's one thing you can always rely on - the BBC's fondness for wheeling out the cadavers of old books.

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16 hrs ago | Guardian-series.co.uk

World Book Night seals visit from award-winning author

Five-time novelist Dreda Say Mitchell will talk about her passion for reading at Walthamstow's The Mill on Friday Dreda say Mitchell book Geezer Girls has been selected as one of this year's literary reads for World Book Night The author of a book chosen for this year's World Book Night is to speak about the novel and her passion for literature.

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20 hrs ago | San Fernando Sun

Thousands Line Up to Bid Goodbye to Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Members of the public file past the urn containing Colombian Nobel Literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez's ashes, during a memorial service for the beloved author at the Palace of Fine Arts in Mexico City, Monday, April 21. Garcia Marquez, known throughout Latin American and much of the world simply as "Gabo," lived in Mexico for decades and ... (more)

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

KSL-TV

Shakespeare turns 450, celebrate by using words he invented

SALT LAKE CITY &#8212 It was William Shakespeare's 450th birthday Wednesday and his influence hasn't diminished much in those long years since his popularity rose in the days of Queen Elizabeth.

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Examiner.com

Libatious Literature Review: Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All

Bitters have undergone a bitter struggle, nearly evaporating completely as a result of the Prohibition, and enduring an extended hiatus of unpopularity for decades thereafter.

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MTV

'Love And Other Foreign Words' Author Wants One Direction For Movie

If you're the type of literature-loving pop culturalist who likes to read a story before you see it on the big screen, you should clear some space ASAP in your schedule for "Love and Other Foreign Words."

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Examiner.com

'Mockingbird' strikes right notes with Manny Fernandes in the lead

Folks." "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.

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Myrtle Beach Online

Prolific writer lived a life full of contradictions

When John Updike died in 2009 at the age of 76, followers of American literature could not quite comprehend it.

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The News Tribune

'The Grapes of Wrath' still resonates, 75 years later

Much of the response was angry, too. Some towns banned it, some towns burned it.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Cavalier Daily

Mentally ill in literature

Some of the most memorable characters in classic American literature suffer from severe mental illness - Benjy Compson, Edna Pontellier, Holden Caulfield and Lennie Small.

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USA Today

Joyce Carol Oates revisits past in 'High Crime' tales

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ITV

Farage quizzed over aide's election leaflet photo

Ukip leader Nigel Farage has shrugged off questions over whether a woman featured in the party's campaign literature should have been identified as one of his aides.

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Mashable

B.J. Novak: Social Media Is Making Us Better Writers

Could the next great novel be simply a collection of tweets and status updates? For most, the idea may seem preposterous.

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Lincoln Daily News

Fans pay tribute to Nobel laureate Garcia Marquez in Mexico City

Fans and family paid their last respects to much-loved Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez on Monday, leaving flowers and playing music in a colorful remembrance of the Nobel laureate and giant of Latin American literature.

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Free Republic

Boys turning to action-packed video games because books are...

Boys are being put off reading because of the influence women have on children's literature, says an award-winning children's author.

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Texomaland

Austin College Students: Reading and Stitching

Shop our entire inventory online! When you buy online from our used vehicle inventory, you'll get added savings you won't get from traditional buying.

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