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18 min ago | The Village Voice

Falls Picks: Books

Herman Melville, whose 195th birthday passed this August, is one of the few white American writers of the pre-civil rights era whose writing doesn't swoop into icky moments of surprise racism - you know, those times when, say, a pack of "woolly-headed" "Negroes" suddenly appears in an otherwise highbrow novel, "grinning" and "rolling their eyes," ... (more)


Related Topix: Melville, NY, Herman Melville, David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

4 hrs ago | Advocate-News

'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall

Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-director searched the movies that studios owned but weren't making.


Related Topix: Gone Girl, Sony Pictures Classics, Media, Universal Pictures, Stone, Mystery Movies, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Adventure

4 hrs ago | Washington Times

'Gone Girl,' 'Unbroken' lead drumbeat of fall

Looking for a diamond in the rough, the actress-turned-directed searched the movies that studios owned but weren't making.


Related Topix: Gone Girl, Moneyball, Comedy, The Daily Show, Entertainment, Television

6 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

'The Choice' is Ross Katz to direct adaptation of Nicholas Sparks book

The two-time Academy Award-nominated producer is set to direct the big-screen adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' romantic drama about a man and woman who meet as neighbors in a small coastal town in North Carolina and end up pursuing a love affair over a decade.


Related Topix: The Best of Me, The Lucky One, The Longest Ride, Safe Haven, Movies, Entertainment

7 hrs ago | USA Today

Hollywood hits the books hard this fall

Between now and the onslaught of Oscar-ready heavy-hitters starting in November, Hollywood will release more than two dozen films based on books.


Related Topix: Theater, Arts, Gone Girl, USA Today, Media, Publishing, Literature, Movies, Entertainment

9 hrs ago | Switched

Bloomberg Politics Hires Slate's Dave Weigel As New Venture Prepares For Launch

Bloomberg has hired Dave Weigel, a senior political reporter at Slate, for its new politics venture, which is being helmed by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.


Related Topix: Double Down, Journalism

13 hrs ago | Lowell Sun

LIRA lists fall program offerings

LIRA, the Learning in Retirement Association based at UMass Lowell, will host its opening convocation from 10 a.m. to noon Sept.


Related Topix: UMass Lowell, Lowell, MA, The Bully Pulpit

17 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

'Foxcatcher,' 'St. Vincent,' 'Wild' are among most hotly anticipated TIFF titles

Steve Carell as a lonely multi-millionaire who embarks on a poisonous relationship with two Olympic medal-winning wrestler brothers.


Related Topix: Wild, Celebrities, Bill Murray, Movies, Entertainment, Colorado

21 hrs ago | Salon

5 reasons to suspect that Jesus never existed

Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are "mythologized history."


Related Topix: Zealot

Mon Sep 01, 2014

Lehigh Acres Gazette

"As Above/So Below"

People like to complain about how the Christmas season starts earlier every year.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Halloween, Harry Potter


Wealth as a Problem

The wealth of others has become more a problem and less an incentive. Capital is blind, Thomas Piketty says.


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century

'Brain on Fire': journalist recounts attack on brain

"County Insane Asylum, Milwaukee" by engraving: unknown; file: James Steakley - History of Milwaukee, Wisconsin , p.


Related Topix: Brain on Fire, Milwaukee, WI

Seattle Post-Intelligencer

2016ers jockey even before congressional elections

ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, AUG. 30, AND THEREAFTER - FILE - This July 17, 2014, file photo shows Hillary Rodham Clinton as she arrives to a signing of her book "Hard Choices" in Ridgewood, N.J. One set of elections ends in early November as another begins when presidential hopefuls cross the unofficial starting line in the 2016 race for the White House.


Related Topix: Hard Choices, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Joe Biden, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Tom Harkin, Democrat

Brandon Sun

Manitoba's 'Da Vinci Code': legislature a treasure trove of hidden symbols, codes

The Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Saturday, August 30, 2014. The seat of political power in Manitoba is the last place one might expect to find the bust of Medusa, recurring odes to "666" and the number 13, alongside Egyptian sphinxes etched with hieroglyphics.


Related Topix: Canada, Celebrities, Dan Brown, Authors, Vocal

Project Syndicate

Democracy in the Twenty-First Century

The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty's recent book Capital in the Twenty-First Century attests to growing concern about rising inequality.


Related Topix: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Ronald Reagan, Opinion

The Real Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort Heads to Miami

In the 1990s, Jordan Belfort built one of the most dynamic and successful sales-organizations Wall Street has ever seen.


Related Topix: Wolf of Wall Street

Sun Aug 31, 2014

Cambridge Evening News

VIDEO: Jeffrey Archer issues Ice Bucket Challenge to David Cameron

Lord Jeffrey Archer was 'duped' by his wife into a proper Ice Bucket Challenge at his Grantchester home - and then he nominated Prime Minister David Cameron.


Related Topix: Be Careful What You Wish for


15 funniest travel books ever

As every traveler knows, a good sense of humor is essential when facing the mysteries and miseries of a foreign culture.


Related Topix: Gulp, Journalism, Oceania, Kiribati, World News, Travel

News Max

D'Souza: Obama Exploits America's Decency for Political Gain

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza on Saturday cited the illegal immigration crisis as an example of how the Obama administration is exploiting American good will for political gain.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Obama's America, US News, Illegal Immigration, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, US Politics, Mike Huckabee

The Star Online

Personal - the new Jack Reacher novel by Lee Child

AFTER reading 15 Jack Reacher novels in the space of eight months, picking up a 16th even if it has been almost a year since I read my last one would sound like a bit of a chore.


Related Topix: Never Go Back, Francois Hollande