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37 min ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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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9 hrs ago | 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

13 hrs ago | Wall Street Journal

Books That Can Boost Your Portfolio

Bill Gates , one of the world's richest men, set the book world alight this month when he recommended aspiring business leaders open a copy of "Business Adventures," a collection of articles written in the 1960s by the late New Yorker writer John Brooks.

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Related Topix: New York, Warren Buffett, Arts

17 hrs ago | Cool Hunting

ListenUp: The Smiths get covered, DJ DB Burkeman on the Rolling...

The Smiths get covered, DJ DB Burkeman on the Rolling Stones and more in this week's look at music Ishmael Butler-whose notoriety peaked in the mid '90s when he became known as Butterfly, one-third of experimental trio Digable Planets-is a music veteran with impeccable taste and tenacity.

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Related Topix: Digable Planets, Hip-Hop, Arts, Headphones

19 hrs ago | Forward

A New Jersey Tale of Two Alfred Doblins - and One Umlaut

I was dozing in front of the TV when I lifted one eyelid to see Rachel Maddow interviewing a man with a trim beard and a startling name: Alfred Doblin.

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Related Topix: Chris Christie, US Governors, Arts

21 hrs ago | The Times

'Lost Generation' lives on thanks to literary greats

British soldiers with guns and shovels pose in Fleurbaix, France, during World War I. The "Great War," as it was then known, began 100 years ago Monday.

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Related Topix: Ernest Hemingway, Vocal, Arts, Brenau University

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Sunherald.com

Nadine Gordimer offered a model of how to use books as social force

WYANTT COUNTS/ASSOCIATED PRESS/1990Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for literature, was a South African novelist whose anti-apartheid works were once denounced by the white-minority government in her homeland.

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Related Topix: World News, South Africa, Africa, Arts

CiteULike

"Zebrafishing" for novel genes relevant to the glomerular filtration barrier.

To insert individual citation into a bibliography in a word-processor, select your preferred citation style below and drag-and-drop it into the document.

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CiteULike

End-Monomer Dynamics in Semiflexible Polymers

Spurred by an experimental controversy in the literature, we investigate the end-monomer dynamics of semiflexible polymers through Brownian hydrodynamic simulations and dynamic mean-field theory.

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USA Today

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Bel Kaufman dead at 103

'Up the Down Staircase' writer Bel Kaufman dead at 103 NEW YORK - The author of Up the Down Staircase has died in New York City.

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NewsBusters.org

'The Fracking King' Demonizes Oil Drilling In New Fiction Book

The beauty of weaving an anti-fracking agenda into a work of fiction is that drilling for natural gas can be demonized without a burden of proof.

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New Statesman

Don't read this book: A history of literary censorship

The Zhivago Affair: the Kremlin, the CIA and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book Peter Finn and Petra CouvA©e Harvill Secker, 350pp, A 20 "I think you must distinguish between a passage which says that homosexuals are sometimes happy and a passage which says: come and be a homosexual," Frank Kermode argued at the 1967 obscenity trial in London ... (more)

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Fri Jul 25, 2014

Psychology Today

On The Sources of Stories.

I would like to consider the source of stories. To simplify, one might say that they are three: the unconscious mind, literature, and life itself.

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Mothering

Modeling Acceptance

I write young adult novels, and in the writing community, there is an ongoing discussion about needing more diversity in the books that are published for children.

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Related Topix: Family, Kids, Arts

Christian Science Monitor

'Horns' finds Daniel Radcliffe with (more) supernatural powers

Actor Daniel Radcliffe has taken on roles that are very different from each other since he finished playing Harry Potter in the "Potter" films.

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Related Topix: Horror Movies, The Woman in Black, Daniel Radcliffe, Arts, Maleficent, Comedy Movies, Piranha, The Hills Have Eyes, Thriller

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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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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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

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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