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2 hrs ago | Contra Costa Times

Mead steps outside the Renaissance Fair

Mead, the ancient alcoholic beverage spun from honey, is shedding its medieval reputation and claiming a coveted spot in Northern California's artisanal drinks culture.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Honey, San Francisco, CA, UC Davis, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Apiculture, Science

6 hrs ago | Time

Gone Girl Author: Reports of Movie Changes Are "Greatly Exaggerated"

During a Reddit AMA, Gillian Flynn discussed the upcoming film of her marital murder mystery, which will star Ben Affleck, as well as her writing process and why her novel Sharp Objects deserves the movie treatment Gillian Flynn's bestselling thriller Gone Girl is about to become a movie starring Ben Affleck , but fans of the marital murder mystery ... (more)


Related Topix: Gone Girl

10 hrs ago | WLS-AM Chicago

Justice Sotomayor: Affirmative Action - Opened Doors in My Life'

In a dissent to Tuesday's Supreme Court ruling upholding Michigan's voter-approved ban on affirmative action programs in its public colleges, Justice Sonia Sotomayor speaks from experience about the complex impact of such programs on her own life.


Related Topix: US News, My Beloved World, Sonia Sotomayor, John G. Roberts

15 hrs ago |

Carol Burnett to guest star on 'Signed, Sealed and Delivered'

Carol Burnett poses on the red carpet during The 16th Annual Mark Twain Prize For American Humor at John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 20, 2013 in Washington, DC Carol Burnett is guest starring in Hallmark Channel 's new series, " Signed, Sealed and Delivered ," which premiered on April 21, 2014, according to a press ... (more)


Related Topix: The Carol Burnett Show, Comedy, Entertainment, Television, Noises Off..., Comedy Movies, Musical Movies, Carrie and Me, Once Upon a Mattress, Carol Burnett, Drama

18 hrs ago | KNEB-AM Scottsbluff

Lyft Ride-Share Drivers Bring Whimsy to Car Service Apps

With the proliferation of transportation apps including Uber and Lyft, it's not enough these days to provide quick and polite service.


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Vocal, J.K. Rowling, Authors

23 hrs ago | Wired

Michael Lewis on Exposing Wall Street's Biggest High-Tech Swindle

Author Michael Lewis' newest book, Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt , topped The New York Times bestseller list a week after release, and a screen version is rumored to be in the works with bigwig film producer Scott Rudin, whose long list of credits includes There Will Be Blood , The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo , and Lewis' book about the Oakland ... (more)


Related Topix: Moneyball, Financial Services, RBC Financial Group, Banking

Mon Apr 21, 2014

American Baby

Celebrity Baby Names: A Few Fab Unisex Names

This week's celebrity baby name roundup features some great names that I think could work for either sons or daughters.


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


Leonardo DiCaprio Could Star in Sony's 'Steve Jobs' Biopic, Danny Boyle in Talks to Direct

Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs biopic may be directed by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle, according to The Hollywood Reporter .


Related Topix: Slumdog Millionaire, Jobs, 127 Hours, Drama Movies, The Great Gatsby, Inception, Steve Jobs

Deseret News

Harry Potter fans: Hogwarts is offering online classes

Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Alan Rickman as Severus Snape and Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."


Related Topix: Harry Potter, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Mystery Movies, Adventure, Rupert Grint, Daniel Radcliffe

Houston Press

Science Author Mary Roach Brings Digestion Humor to Houston on Gulp Book Tour

On April 29, hilarious science writer Mary Roach will be at Brazos Bookstore to conduct a reading and answer questions about her latest taboo subject: the alimentary canal.


Related Topix: Gulp

The Jersey Journal

Things to do in Union County for Monday, April 21

Take a look at some of the best in photographs sent to the Suburban News during the week of April 21-25, 2014.


Related Topix: Union County, NJ, Fanwood, NJ, Scotch Plains, NJ, Life of Pi, Garwood, NJ

Wolf of Wall Street to help agents

The man sent to the slammer for securities fraud and whose debauched diet of sex, drugs and money inspired The Wolf of Wall Street is to lecture real estate agents on the importance of ethics and integrity.


Related Topix: Wolf of Wall Street, The Wolf of Wall Street, Real Estate, Home, Home Selling

Sun Apr 20, 2014

The Washington Post

A defense of public education against a the wolves of Wall Streeta

Jordan Belfort is an over-the-top swindler with no off switch in Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street."


Related Topix: The Wolf of Wall Street, Wolf of Wall Street, Celebrities, Leonardo DiCaprio, Austin, TX, Standardized Testing, Education

Feldberg: Post-Potter roles show star's versatility

There was a time the string of Harry Potter movies seemed like they'd go on forever.


Related Topix: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Harry Potter, Vocal, Daniel Radcliffe, Ireland, Europe, World News

USA Today

Hilarious memoirs by women

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Related Topix: Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy Kaling, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, Sleepless in Seattle, Lena Dunham, New York, Bossypants

Two books take the top spots for selling books

As predicted there was a healthy shuffle of books in the top lists from the week.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch

Bournemouth Echo

My life as a film and TV extra - meet the woman who's starred with Sir Michael Caine to Kermit

I wonder if Angie Inwards' new neighbours in sunny West Moors are aware they have a film star in their midst? Have they not clocked the glamorous woman who has appeared in everything from Harry Potter to Layer Cake to EastEnders and who will be appearing in the new Paddington movie? But they could be forgiven for missing the clues, all that early ... (more)


Related Topix: Celebrities, Michael Caine, Harry Potter, The Four Feathers, War Movies, Drama Movies, Adventure

The News Tribune


3."The Invention of Wings," by Sue Monk Kidd The friendship between a 10-year-old Charleston slave and her reluctant 11-year-old owner.


Related Topix: The Goldfinch, Painting, Arts, The Invention of Wings

Sat Apr 19, 2014

David Fincher's 'Gone Girl' Adaptation Will be Released This Fall

On the day of her 5-year wedding anniversary, Amy Dunne disappears. Her husband Nick Dunne reports her missing.


Related Topix: Gone Girl

Harry Potter quiz: How well do you know The Chamber of Secrets and The Prisoner of Azkaban films?

It's a Bank Holiday weekend which certainly means one thing in TV terms - an excuse to air the Harry Potter films again.


Related Topix: Harry Potter