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5 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

The Mystery of Irma Vep - A Penny Dreadful, at Penobscot Theatre Company

Lady Enid and Lord Edgar arrive at their haunted estate on a dark and stormy night, but if you think you know what's coming, guess again! Complete with vampires, werewolves, mummies and damsels in distress, this side-splitting spoof sends-up horror movies, classic literature, Victorian melodrama, Hitchcock, and the conventions of theatre itself.

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9 hrs ago | The St. Petersburg Times

Translators of Russian literature were honored at an award ceremony...

A Chinese translator of Pushkin receives an award during the Read Russia awards ceremony held in Moscow on Sept. 6. Photo: Anatoly Stepanenko / For SPT Translators of Russian literature were honored at an award ceremony at Moscow's Pashkov House, where participants warned that international tensions over Ukraine were having an effect on the quiet work of translators too.

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Related Topix: Arts, Recreational Vehicle, Award, World News, Russia

10 hrs ago | Zap2it.com

'Sherlock's' Benedict Cumberbatch channels Mr. Darcy in sexy chest-baring pic

Can Benedict Cumberbatch do it all when it comes to classic British literature? It certainly seems like it based on a sexy chest-baring photo the "Sherlock" star posed in for the sake of charity. As part of the Give Up Clothes For Good campaign, Cumberbatch channeled his inner Mr. Darcy to recreate Colin Firth's famous scene from the 1995 BBC production of "Pride & Prejudice."

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10 hrs ago | Newsday

Golding Flies classic marks 60 years

Peter Brook's 1963 version of Lord of the Flies is the one preferred by William Golding's daughter Judy Carver It's 60 years this month since the publication of William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies. To mark the anniversary his family are giving his literary archive on loan to the University of Exeter - including the very different original version of his famous tale of boys fending for themselves on a tropical island.

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11 hrs ago | USA Today

Study: Millennials read more than their elders

Millenials may be thought of as the iPhone generation, but it seems plenty of them still enjoy an old fashioned book. Research finds Millennials read more than their elders Millenials may be thought of as the iPhone generation, but it seems plenty of them still enjoy an old fashioned book.

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13 hrs ago | RedState

Bill Bennett paid to pimp for Common Core

Last week Reagan administration Secretary of Education Bill Bennett appeared on the op-ed page of the Wall Street Journal called The Conservative Case for Common Core . That's the fundamental idea behind a core curriculum: preserving and emphasizing what's essential, in fields like literature and math, to a worthwhile education.

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14 hrs ago | Hamilton Mountain News

Stoney Creek's Edy Graziani shows strength in the female character

As a student of history and an avid reader, Edy Graziani knows strong female characters are hard to find in Renaissance literature. There's Kate in Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew, but her headstrong demeanour is viewed as something to be remedied if she has any hope of attracting a suitor.

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14 hrs ago | Patch.com

Kenyan Author Ngugi wa Thiong'o to Speak at Manhattanville College in Harrison

Celebrated Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong'o, heralded as a possible winner of the Nobel prize in literature this year by The Guardian , will be featured in a one-day symposium at Manhattanville College on Friday, September 26, 2014, as part of the College's Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program annual Fall Writers' Weekend. Ngugi will give a keynote reading from his works beginning at 7:00 p.m. The symposium, free of charge and open to the public, will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a panel on Ngugi's life and work.

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Related Topix: Manhattanville College, Harrison, NY, Arts, Hunter College, Harvard University, City University of New York

17 hrs ago | The Des Moines Register

Council member Southall donates stipend to trails

After being elected to Indianola's City Council, a friend asked Greta Southall if she would be paid for her efforts.

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19 hrs ago | Cynsations

Guest Author Interview: Chris Cander on The Word Burglar

By Emma Kate Tsai for Cynthia Leitich Smith 's Cynsations Chris Cander happened upon a children's story by way of her real life as a mom of two kids. Below, Emma Kate Tsai interviews Chris about how she conceptualized The Word Burglar , illustrated by Katherine Tramonte and her perspective on children's literature as a writer who's also a mother of two.

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21 hrs ago | MassLive.com

DVD reviews: 'Fault in Our Stars,' 'Godzilla'

This image released by 20th Century Fox shows Ansel Elgort, left, and Shailene Woodley appear in a scene from "The Fault In Our Stars." "The Fault in Our Stars" : From "Romeo and Juliet" to "Love Story," doomed love is one of the great themes of literature and cinema, its heady brew of sex, death, commitment and mortality a time-honored way for teenagers and young adults to process their evolving sense of how those forces will play out in their own lives.

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Related Topix: The Fault In Our Stars, Ansel Elgort, Shailene Woodley, Arts, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Drama

Yesterday | New Statesman

A literary Withnail and I: Alan Warner's Their Lips Talk of Mischief

In Patrick Marber's 1997 play Closer , a doctor verbally assaults a novelist with what feels, in that moment, to be the most withering of put-downs: "You writer!" Those two words, delivered with such venom, are certain to sting the ego of anyone who derives a sense of self-worth from their work in fiction and its cultural worth as a medium. "Writer" - it just sounds so pathetic, so frivolous.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

USA Today

Exclusive cover and trailer reveal: 'Subordination' by Katie Ashley

Exclusive cover and trailer reveal: 'Subordination' by Katie Ashley HEA contributor Vilma Gonzalez shares an exerpt and reveals the cover and trailer for Subordination by Katie Ashley. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tVc0Qt Subordination by Katie Ashley comes out Oct. 28 and is now available for pre-order.

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Aberdare Online

'A ghost named Dylan' launches with help from school workshops for poet's centenary

A debut children's book by a primary school teacher is to be launched 17 September at Sully Primary School writers' shed as part of an exciting initiative to bring the work of Dylan Thomas to thousands of school children. Mr Mahli's Shed and a ghost named Dylan by Laura Sheldon , features a grumpy ghost now resident in a shed near Cwmdonkin Drive.

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Related Topix: Arts, Neath and Port Talbot County, Wales, Swansea County, Wales, Carmarthenshire County, Wales, World News, Powys County, Wales, United Kingdom

USA Today

Catch the wave with Yancey's 'Infinite Sea'

Rick Yancey's young-adult sci-fi novel The 5th Wave set up an expansive apocalyptic alien-invasion scenario. By comparison, his follow-up is an intimate character study.

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The Millions (A Blog about Books)

Body Language

I've written before about By Heart, a series at The Atlantic in which authors write short pieces about their favorite passages in literature. This week, our own Edan Lepucki - whose new novel you may have heard about thanks to Stephen Colbert - writes about the metaphors in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale .

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USA Today

Monday Night Romance: Orange is the color of Tracy's football past

Monday Night Romance: Orange is the color of Tracy's football past HEA contributors Kim Lowe and Tracy Solheim celebrate Monday Night Football. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tU03dJ Move over, Al Michaels and John Madden.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Olympic Soccer, Arts

Pharmaceutical Technology

Investigation of Various Impurities in Febuxostat

Febuxostat is a novel, non-purine, selective inhibitor of xanthine oxidase for hyperuricemia in patients with gout. It is the first promising substitute for allopurinol in 40 years.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Gout, Allopurinol (generic), Zyloprim, Lopurin, Arts, Chemistry, Science

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Ludlow Advertiser

Austen's classic creations on stage

LUDLOW Assembly Rooms presents a captivating evening in celebration of the ever-popular Jane Austen that will appeal to anyone with an interest in the great writer's life and work. Olivier Award-winner Guy Masterson returns to the Assembly Rooms to direct the critically acclaimed Austen's Women - a one woman performance that sheds a new light on many much-loved classics from the Austen canon.

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USA Today

Mystery roundup: A new Hercule Poirot tale

Mystery roundup: A new Hercule Poirot tale From London to Scandinavia to a cruise ship, murder is at hand. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1tS3MZp We're in the midst of an epidemic of celebrity pastiche novels, with results ranging from the dire to the passable , their dignified forewords about "estate approval" never quite drowning out the chime of cash registers.

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