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3 hrs ago | The Pordland Mercury

What the Hell's Happening in the World?

The internet! There's so much out there, especially when it comes to food and drink stuff - here are a few things that hit the radar recently.


Related Topix: Kitchen Confidential, Anthony Bourdain, Life, Food, Chefs, Honey

Thu Jul 10, 2014


Jodie Foster On 'Orange Is The New Black' Directing Emmy...

Jodie Foster is carving out a nice, new career as a TV director. Though she hit a bump with her last feature directorial, the Mel Gibson drama, The Beaver , she rebounded today with an Emmy nomination for her comedy series helming work on the third episode of Jenji Kohan's Orange Is the New Black entitled "Lesbian Request Denied".


Related Topix: The Beaver, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, Orange is the New Black, Thriller, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Taxi Driver, Musical Movies, Celebrities, Jodie Foster, Laura Dern


'Unbroken' Trailer Puts Angelina Jolie Front And Center In The 2015 Oscar Race

All right, everyone. Pack it up. Time to go home. The Oscar race is over. Or at least that's the way the new trailer for Angelina Jolie's second directorial effort , "Unbroken," makes it seem.


Related Topix: Unbroken

New York Daily News

'Wild' trailer released: Reese Witherspoon goes on epic journey

The first official trailer for the Oscar winner's upcoming drama "Wild" was released Thursday.


Related Topix: Wild, Movies, Entertainment

New Hampshire Public Radio -

10 Years Later, Mystery Heroine 'Maisie Dobbs' Gains New Life

If you asked mystery fans to name the most important novel of the past decade, most would say, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - and they'd be right.


Related Topix: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, History in the News

Watch! First trailer for Jolie's Unbroken

The film, which is based on Laura Hillenbrand's best-selling book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption , chronicles the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who enlisted in the US Army Air Forces during WWII.


Related Topix: Unbroken

USA Today

Book Buzz: 'Unbroken' rises after Zamperini's death

Coverage of the death of Louis Zamperini at age 97 on July 2 dramatically boosted sales of Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand's non-fiction book about the Olympian and World War II hero.


Related Topix: Unbroken, USA Today, Publishing, Media, Entertainment

International Business Times

Pottermore Web Site Up and Running Again after Crashing Due to J.K....

Potterheads or fans of Harry Potter and other characters written by J.K. Rowling can heave a sigh of relief because the Web site is up and running again after briefly crashing due to the author's new Harry Potter update about Dumbledore's Army on Tuesday, July 8, 2014.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors, Pottermore, SCEA, Video Games, Europe, World News, United Kingdom

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Now Toronto

Doc Of The Dead

Zombies have never been more popular in our culture, and Alexandre Philippe is here to find out why, chatting with the likes of George A. Romero, Simon Pegg, World War Z author Max Brooks and Walking Dead makeup artist Greg Nicotero about the mass appeal of the living dead.


Related Topix: Horror Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Thriller, Dawn of the Dead, George A. Romero, World War Z

Wall Street Journal

Why Piketty's Wealth Data Are Worthless

No book on economics in recent times has received such a glowing initial reception as Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century."


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Christian Science Monitor

Costco removes, then puts back, the book 'America' by conservative writer Dinesh D'Souza

Costco faced protests after deciding to take the book " America : Imagine a World Without Her" by Dinesh D'Souza out of its stores.


Related Topix: Retail, Costco Wholesale, Obama's America, Rush Limbaugh

Publishers' Weekly

iBooks Bestellers: 'Unbroken' Shows Up at #2

Unbroken , Laura Hillenbrand's testament to the spirit of Louis Zamperini, jumped to the #2 slot after Zamperini's recent death, returning to Apple's iBooks Bestseller list for the week ending July 7. John Green's The Fault in Our Stars continues for another week at #1.


Related Topix: Unbroken

Burnley Citizen

Radcliffe: New Potter film unlikely

Daniel Radcliffe is not expecting to reprise his role as Harry Potter, despite the publication of JK Rowling's follow-up story about the wizard's later life.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors


Amazon proposes Hachette authors keep all revenue as dispute drags on Inc has proposed that Hachette authors keep 100 percent of revenue from digital book sales while both sides work to resolve a contractual dispute that has kept some Hachette books off its website for months, the Wall Street Journal cited people familiar with the matter as saying.


Related Topix: Amazon, J.K. Rowling, Authors

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Independent Bookstores, Part II

Researchers from the Hasselt University in Belgium have discovered that the smell of chocolate entices bookstore patrons to linger in the store for a little longer and buy certain kinds of books.


Related Topix: World News, Belgium, Europe, United Kingdom, Blog News, Life After Life


5 Hot Books to Read Before They Become TV Shows

The latest Gone Girl trailer reminded us how obsessed we are with author Gillian Flynn, so we're also psyched on this week's news that one of her other books, Sharp Objects , is being developed into a TV series .


Related Topix: Gone Girl

Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

150 random celebrities, painstakingly sorted into Hogwarts houses

On July 8, J.K. Rowling released a short, short story about grown-up Harry Potter and the Sequel She Swore She'd Never Write , and over in the magical land of central Florida, the Harry Potter theme park's Diagon Alley expansion is entertaining six-hour lines on opening day.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors


Ben Affleck is "the most hated man in America" in the newest Gone Girl trailer

Is Ben Affleck's Nick Dunne a murderer? That's the question on everyone's mind in the newest trailer for David Fincher's highly anticipated "Gone Girl."


Related Topix: Gone Girl, Rockstar North, Rockstar Games, Video Games, Grand Theft Auto, New York, Billy Ray Cyrus, Country

Daily Mail

British director of FIFA hospitality partner arrested in Brazil over illegal ticket sales

Rollercoaster derails in terrifying Six Flags crash: Four hurt as ride that hits 55mph smashes into tree leaving riders trapped 20ft up 'If you're reading this I am either missing or dead': Disturbing journal entry of teenage girl found by her mom after she disappeared as police suspect human trafficking Police investigating murder mystery of ... (more)


Related Topix: South America, World News, Brazil, Immigration Reform, J.K. Rowling, Authors

Sunday Herald

The indyref donations split: 1,160,000 for Yes Scotland, 2,406,475 for Better Together

Almost 4 million has been donated to campaigners on both sides of the referendum debate, with those fighting for Scotland to stay in the UK receiving over 1.2 million more than their pro-independence rivals, election watchdogs have revealed.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors