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3 hrs ago | Forbes.com

Dealing In Science Fiction Classics At Readercon

Every year in July, writers and readers of fiction gather for Readercon , in Burlington, MA.

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4 hrs ago | BrothersJudd Blog

There's Literature and There's Chick Lit:

BOOKSTORES AND LIBRARIES CAN DIVIDE up their books however they want, but there are really only two important categories: boy books and girl books.

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7 hrs ago | Renewable Music

N is for Non-Stop

We tend to have a lot invested in the habit that a piece of music is taken in in a single stretch.

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11 hrs ago | Examiner.com

3 Reasons The Graphic Novel Deserves A Place in The Literary Canon

If one were to ask an English professor if a graphic novel were to be counted as capital-L Literature, many would scoff at the very idea.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

Advocate

Clash of the Classics: 'Maurice' vs. 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show'

After compiling a list of the most essential LGBT movies , The Advocate is pitting the top 32 entries against one another in a series of one-on-one face-offs.

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Maurice, Transgender, Rupert Graves, Arts

Daily Kos

Books So Bad They're Good: The Joys of Condensed Literature

This should not be a surprise to anyone - I've already written about her love for mysteries, some of them surprisingly racy - but looking back it's something of a shock to realize that she probably read a book every week or two.

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The Independent

Children's books are too white, says Laureate

Malorie Blackman appeals for a better ethnic mix of authors and characters and the illustrator Quentin Blake comes to the rescue Chris Green is Senior Reporter at The Independent.

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Star Tribune

Talking Volumes authors for 2014 include Richard Ford, Azar Nafisi

The 2014 Talking Volumes lineup includes literary heavy hitters in a rich variety of topic areas, from the history of God to the role of literature in a democracy.

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Transitions Online

Ajla Terzic: A Not So Simple Life

The Bosnian novelist and journalist talks about growing up in wartime, Yugoslav pop, and why Bosnia needs to move on.

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Public Broadcasting Service

GP at the Met: The Look of Unrequited Love in Werther

Jules Massenet's opera Werther is a tragic romance based on Goethe's autobiographical novel The Sorrows of Young Werther , the epitome of the Sturm und Drang Romantic movement in German literature.

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CiteULike

Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion may contain a locus for recessive early-onset Parkinson's disease.

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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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Mountaineer Publishing Company

Rose Senehi Presents Her Latest Blue Ridge Novel

On Saturday, July 12th at 2 p.m. Rose Senehi will visit City Lights Bookstore to present her latest novel, Dancing on Rocks.

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Vibe

Queen Of Street Literature Wahida Clark Talks New Book and Cash Money Deal

Starting her writing career while serving a 10 1/2 prison sentence, and receiving advice from prison mate Martha Stewart, the official queen of street literature Wahida Clark is not putting the pencil down anytime soon.

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Canada.com

For Kids: A magical book of adventure

Saving Houdini, the dust-jacket flap tells us, is Michael Redhill's first book for young readers.

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Iol.co.za

The books that send us to sleep

Despite all the hype surrounding this year's high-brow best-seller, Capital In The 21st Century by Left-wing French economist Thomas Piketty, a survey has revealed that more than a quarter of those who picked up the 685-page tome never got past page 26, and only just over 2 percent of readers finished it.

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Tehran Times

Iranian children's writer Azar Yazdi literary award established

An Azar Yazdi Award is on display after the unveiling ceremony in Tehran on July 9, 2014.

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BroadwayWorld.com

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival to Welcome Jazz and Classical Artists, 8/6-24

The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, opens its 16th season on Wednesday, August 6 with the concert Inspired by Italy.

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Related Topix: The Quartet, Jazz, Tchaikovsky, Classical, Arts, Schubert

Alabama Live

'To Kill a Mockingbird' celebrates 54 years

An American classic was born 54 years ago today with the release of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."

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USA Today

'Tearling' author on censorship and realistic heroines

'Tearling' author on censorship and realistic heroines Erika Johansen talks her debut novel, 'The Queen of the Tearling.'

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Korea Herald

[Weekender] Mega stores seek to connect with readers

In an effort to overcome a decline in sales, and the profoundly dwindling public interest in reading, Korea's two largest book retailers Kyobo Book Center and Yes 24 set out their own unique strategies.

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