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3 hrs ago | Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News

Baby boy for Mandela film star Elba

The actor, best known for playing Nelson Mandela in last year's biopic The Long Walk To Freedom, tweeted that his partner, make-up artist Naiyana Garth, had a baby boy yesterday.


Related Topix: Mandela, Drama Movies, Long Walk to Freedom

4 hrs ago | CSBSJU Library Blog

Read the Book - Watch the Movie

Read the Book: Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game by Michael Lewis This book explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.


Related Topix: Moneyball

8 hrs ago | Colorado Springs Independent

PPLD announces books for All Pikes Peak Reads 2014

This morning at the Pinery on the Hill, as a part of the Innovate Colorado Springs events this week, Pikes Peak Library District announced its theme - "Engage the Extraordinary" - and title selection for All Pikes Peak Reads 2014 .


Related Topix: The Invention of Wings

Thu Apr 17, 2014


Tech workers seek to use Steve Jobs evidence in upcoming trial on no-hire accords

Four large technology companies should not be allowed to limit evidence about Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley, according to a court document filed late on Thursday by employees suing the firms.


Related Topix: Steve Jobs, Apple, Startups, Science / Technology, Google, Emerging Technology, Search Engines

Boulder Weekly


Mary Roach at Boulder Book Store, April 22. 7:30 p.m. Boulder Book Store. 1107 Pearl St., Boulder.


Related Topix: Gulp, Boulder, CO


New Trailer for Orange is the New Black: Season 2; Cast Tries to Sum up New Season in 3 Words

Netflix has released a new Orange Is the New Black season 2 trailer. For those unfamiliar with the terrific series, it takes place inside a women's prison, and although the "main character" is a socialite incarcerated for an old crime, the supporting cast is just as interesting .


Related Topix: Netflix, Startups, Orange is the New Black, Prison

'The Wolf of Wall Street' is No. 1 in movies on demand; 'Anchorman 2' is No. 2

For the second week in a row, "The Wolf of Wall Street" was No. 1 for movies on demand from March 31 to April 6, 2014, according to Rentrak.


Related Topix: The Wolf of Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street, Celebrities, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell

Hilary Mantel criticises reaction to lecture

Best-selling author Hilary Mantel has criticised 'abuse and bullying' in public discourse, following reaction to a lecture she delivered on royalty through the centuries last year.


Related Topix: Bring Up the Bodies

Weyburn Review

Random House to publish young adult adaption of Hillenbrands' survival saga 'Unbroken...

Random House says it plans to publish a young adult adaption of Laura Hillenbrand's bestselling survival saga "Unbroken."


Related Topix: Unbroken

Wed Apr 16, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Dominic Corry: Should you read or watch Gone Girl?

Should you read the book first? Or watch the film? Dominic Corry investigates his options ahead of Ben Affleck's new film, Gone Girl.


Related Topix: Gone Girl, Fight Club, Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Thriller

The Washington Post

New marker honors slave who helped build Capitol statue

The plaque to honor Philip Reid was unveiled during a ceremony in Hyattsville, Md.


Related Topix: Hyattsville, MD, Twelve Years a Slave, Bladensburg, MD, US Politics, US News


Al Gore takes the stage in Manoa

Former Vice President Al Gore took center stage in Manoa, and was fired up to share his message.


Related Topix: The Future, US Politics, US News, Al Gore

From Page To Stage: New Yorker Writers Gopnik And Gladwell On The Talk Circuit

New Yorker magazine staff writers Adam Gopnik and Malcolm Gladwell appear together April 17 at the Long Wharf Theater.


Related Topix: New York, David and Goliath, Theater, Arts


These Are the Female Authors You Should Be Reading

On Monday, Donna Tartt won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for The Goldfinch . It was no surprise, really, since the much-anticipated novel made the New York Times best-seller list during its first week on the shelves.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch

'Orange Is the New Black': Real Alex, Cleary Wolters, defends Piper relationship in first interview

Piper Kerman told her side of her story in her nonfiction book "Orange Is the New Black," and now Catherine Cleary Wolters, the inspiration for character Alex Vause in the Netflix series of the same name, has stepped forward to tell hers.


Related Topix: Orange is the New Black

Tue Apr 15, 2014


Dave Eggers novel due out in June

Dave Eggers published his last novel, "The Circle," in September. And now, less than a year later, he has another one due out.


Related Topix: The Circle


Keep Steve Jobs' personality out of hiring trial, tech companies say

Witnesses at an upcoming trial over no-hire agreements in Silicon Valley should not be allowed to offer evidence that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was "a bully," four major tech companies argued in a court filing.


Related Topix: Steve Jobs, Apple, Startups, Science / Technology, Google

Genesee Country Express

How James Patterson Sells More Books Than J.K. Rowling Or Stephen King

According to Nielsen BookScan , James Patterson has sold more books in the past decade than any other writer - more than Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling or horror master Stephen King.


Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors, Entertainment, Drama, Television

Inside Bay Area

David Fincher likely won't direct Steve Jobs film

David Fincher likely won't direct the upcoming film about the late Apple founder Steve Jobs after Sony Pictures turned down Fincher's supposed "aggressive" demands for $10 million upfront and control of marketing of the movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.


Related Topix: The Social Network, Steve Jobs, Apple, Startups, Marketing


Watch Affleck In The First Gone Girl Trailer

The first trailer of the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck, has been released.


Related Topix: Gone Girl, Pop/Rock, The Psychedelic Furs, Music, Entertainment