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3 hrs ago | USA Today

The scariest books horror authors have read

We asked nine horror aficionados - including Charlaine Harris, Jack Ketchum, Mira Grant, and Fangoria magazine-to choose the one book that keeps them up at night.

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Related Topix: Vampire News, Entertainment, Arts

7 hrs ago | She Knows

Classic Disney fairy tales are being rewritten as erotic literature

Rachel Kramer Bussel is the editor of The Big Book of Orgasms, Hungry for More, Women in Lust and many other anthologies.

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Related Topix: Arts

9 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Newly launched international study aims to better inform treatment...

Foundation Medicine, Inc. has announced that it has partnered with the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute and Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation to launch a first of its kind, multi-center, international prospective study, the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, Lung Cancer, Arts

13 hrs ago | Business Times

Directing the write stuff

Four local filmmakers move out of their comfort zones to adapt local literature into short films, reconnecting with their roots in the process on Utter 2014 - the prelude to this year's Singapore Writers Festival.

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Related Topix: Arts

Thu Jul 24, 2014

MYREPUBLICA.com

Women like you and me

Have you ever had that moment of discovery when you realize that a character in a book is just like you? She seems to feel exactly like you feel, and responds exactly as you would to a situation.

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Related Topix: Arts

USA Today

'The Fault in Our Stars's No. 1 streak ends

Book Buzz: TFIOS's streak at No. 1 ends Teen love story was No. 1 for 11 straight weeks Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1rDfUjo Your Take contributions have not been reviewed for accuracy by USATODAY.

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Related Topix: Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Books, Arts

Arutz Sheva Israel News

Turkey: Boycott of Jewish Author a 'Hate Crime'

Calls for a boycott of a prominent Turkish author of Jewish descent over Israel's assault in Gaza have been denounced by politicians in Turkey as a "hate crime."

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, Israel, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Arts

USA Today

First full 'Fifty Shades of Grey' trailer drops

Attention 'Fifty Shades' fans We have some very special guests in Studio 1A http://t.co/ofnW7bIGeC - TODAY July 24, 2014 Johnson: "It's not like a romantic situation.

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Eastern Daily Press

New A 8m National Centre for Writing to open the next chapter in Norwich's literary history

It's been touted as the world-class centre that will cement Norwich's place on the literary map.

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Related Topix: Norfolk County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Arts

The Day

Colonial Theater goes comic with 'Complete Works of Shakespeare, Abridged'

There's some heavy lifting for the trio of actors taking on the complete works of Shakespeare, from left, Jason Guy, Mark Irish and Paul Romero.

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Related Topix: Arts, Theater

OUPblog

Roll over, Rimbaud: P. F. Kluge, Walt Whitman, and Eddie and the Cruisers

Ask someone who came of age in the 1980s what they remember about the movie Eddie and the Cruisers and one of the following responses is likely: It spawned the great rock-radio staple "On the Dark Side" and briefly made MTV stars of the improbably named John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band .

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Related Topix: Rock-N-Roll, Pop/Rock, John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, Arts

Wed Jul 23, 2014

The Washington Post

a Julian Hawthorne,a by Gary Scharnhorst

Halfway through this engaging and authoritative biography , I decided to interrupt my reading to look at some of its subject's many stories and novels.

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Related Topix: Arts, Supernatural, Entertainment

News Times

Library again to host huge book sale

Simply describing Pequot Library's weekend event as a "book sale" would be much like referring to Paris as a city with a lot of old paintings displayed in a lot of old buildings.

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Related Topix: Monroe, CT, Arts, Fairfield County, CT

Eastern Daily Press

Fast Show star and Young Bond author Charlie Higson receives honorary doctorate from UEA

The co-creator of BBC Two's The Fast Show graduated from the UEA in 1980 after studying for a BA in England and American Literature with a minor in Film Studies.

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Related Topix: The Fast Show, Entertainment, Television, Arts

The Times of India

British-Indian writer Neel Mukherjee's novel shortlisted for Man Booker Prize 2014

LONDON: British-Indian writer and Kolkata-born Neel Mukherjee's latest novel 'The Lives of Others' that is set in 1960s Bengal and revolves around a man's extremist political activism during troubled times has been shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2014.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Cambridgeshire County, England, Arts

Metropulse.com

'Journey to the West' and 'Faust' Update Classic Literature for the Big Screen

Grumblers grumble as Hollywood rolls out concept art for what amounts to rebooting Batman for the third time in recent memory.

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Related Topix: Arts, Cinema

The Modesto Bee

Michael Schmidt's 'The Novel: A Biography' captures life, history, connections of literature

Michael Schmidt's massive new book, "The Novel: A Biography," covers nearly 700 years of prose and hundreds of writers.

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Related Topix: Arts, Europe, World News, United Kingdom, Virginia

Neatorama

Book Map

If you love books and maps, then Dorothy Collective has got the cartographical wonder for you: their Book Map features titles of over 600 books by literature's greatest authors - from Thomas Hardy to Virginia Woolf, and Tolkien to Kurt Vonnegut - in form of a street map in the style of a turn of the century London.

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Related Topix: Arts, Tom Hardy

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Cybercast News Service

Man Raises More Than $400,000 to Turn Bible into a Series of Modern Novels

His goal is is to create a Bible where "The Biblical Literature [is] designed & crafted for reading, separated into four elegant volumes, and free of all numbers, notes, etc."

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Related Topix: Arts

Christian Science Monitor

Literature to share with tweens and teens: Go beyond today's young adult titles

The cover image for George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' originally published in 1950, which still has themes that easily relate to today's audiences.

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Related Topix: Arts, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Stratford, CT

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