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3 hrs ago | The Daily Star

Photography and Literature

When the photography was invented in 1840, literature warmly greeted it. Why? I think the ability of photographs to precisely describe what is in front of the camera caught the imagination of writers who felt less threatened by photography than painters did.


Related Topix: Arts, Photography

5 hrs ago | The Columbus Dispatch

Five authors win 2014 Ohioana Book Awards

Five authors have won 2014 Ohioana Book Awards. The annual awards, first presented in 1942, recognize outstanding books by native Ohioans or residents of the state for at least five years - or authors who have written about the state or an Ohioan.


Related Topix: Ohio, Nonfiction, Arts, Case Western Reserve University

9 hrs ago | The Daily Beast

The 10 Best Books About the Motor CityBy Bill Morris

Detroit has been in the spotlight lately-and that's not necessarily a good thing.


Related Topix: Detroit, AL, Arts, Poetry

13 hrs ago | New Hampshire Public Radio -

Lois Lowry: One Writer's Journey

Lois Lowry has opened the gates of literature for young adults in her classics such as "Number the Stars" and "Anastasia Krupnik," and her brilliant dystopian novel, "The Giver."


Related Topix: Lois Lowry, Vocal, Arts

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Monsterama brings horror classics, monster movies to Atlanta this weekend

This weekend Atlanta's newest convention, Monsterama , celebrates classic horror and the fantastic with an exciting list of guests representing an interesting cross-section of film, literature, and art experiences and is preparing to welcome guests who enjoy horror and the fantastic.


Related Topix: Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Arts, Horror Movies, Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

The Jewish News Weekly

off the shelf | Two books bare the pain of families grappling with crises

Sometimes we turn to literature to escape life's difficulties, and sometimes we turn to literature to inhabit them more fully.


Related Topix: Arts, New York, New York Government, Family, Kids, Israel, World News, Middle East

The Daily Beast

Prozac Nation' Turns 20By Nicolaus Mills

Twenty years ago Elizabeth Wurtzel's Prozac Nation ushered in a wave of confessional literature.


Related Topix: Arts, Depression, Health

Inside Bay Area

New exhibit at UC Santa Cruz traces the literary roots of the Grateful Dead

Contained in 'All the Pages Are Our Days' is a screenplay co-authored by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir's children's books, displays on the work of the lyricist Robert Hunter and many more artifacts.


Related Topix: The Grateful Dead, Pop/Rock, UC Santa Cruz, Robert Hunter, Folk, Arts

Ottawa Life

To Tweet or Not to Tweet: Is Creativity Drowned by Social Media?

For Ellison, social media platforms are necessary tools for promoting yourself as an author, but their use ends there.


Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Arts

India Gazette

Radical Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya dead

Famed Bengali writer Nabarun Bhattacharya, a Sahitya Akademi awardee known for his radical left and anti-establishment views and championing of the marginalised urban milieu, died at a hospital here Thursday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer, his associates said.


Related Topix: Arts


Beckett Festival kicks off in Enniskillen

The unique commemoration is the only festival solely dedicated to celebrating Samuel Beckett through the full range of the arts, including theatre, dance, film, visual arts, literature and broadcast.


Related Topix: Arts

USA Today

'So You Think You Can Dance' recap by Donna Kauffman

HEA contributor and best-selling romance author Donna Kauffman recaps last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance.


Related Topix: Arts, Dance, Greek, Entertainment, Drama, Television

In These Times

What Is Literature For?

John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men has been on the examination syllabus for English schoolchildren for more than 50 years.


Related Topix: John Steinbeck, Vocal, Pop/Rock, Harper Lee, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Black Entertainment, Maya Angelou, Teenagers

Theater review: 'Sex With Strangers,' starring Anna Gunn

Schedule: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday.


Related Topix: Anna Gunn, Theater, Arts, Blog News

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Creative and interactive retelling of classic literature in '80 Days'

Travel around the world in 1872 using various means of transportation in a race based on the Jules Verne classic.


Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Award, Arts, Around the World in 80 Days, PlayV, Atari, Video Games, Celebrities, Jackie Chan, Pop/Rock

USA Today

Adi Alsaid: 5 romantic moments 'seized' in literature

Adi Alsaid, debut author of the YA Let's Get Lost, shares some of his favorite romantic moments in books.


Related Topix: Arts, Celebrities, Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy


PM Press: Punk, Politics and Publishing

It's no secret that the publishing world is being wrenched apart by forces well beyond its control.


Related Topix: Arts


New Kindle Feature Suggested By The Onion Would Actually Solve Glaring Problem With E-Readers

The rise of e-readers may have made the success of books like Fifty Shades Of Grey possible by allowing people to read privately in public , but that doesn't mean that privacy doesn't come with its own set of problems.


Related Topix: Arts

The Washington Post

Literature and loving the Jewish diaspora

In recent days, a number of progressive commentators, including Ezra Klein and Jonathan Chait , have published searching pieces about their evolving relationships to Israel.


Related Topix: Arts, Religion, Judaism, World News


Ikea provides an Allen key-to literature

The Swedish giant doesn't just do affordable furniture, it's also inspired a horror novel, a French bestseller and a museum There's retail and then there's Ikea.


Related Topix: Arts, Ingvar Kamprad