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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

QUIZ: What kind of reader are you?

Depending on what you like reading, there are different activities you might like at the National Book Festival on Aug. 30., and we share with you our recommendations depending on your answers.

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Related Topix: The Bully Pulpit, Simon & Schuster, Health

7 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

David Gregory slated to write a book about Judaism and his 'spiritual journey'

Simon & Schuster president and publisher Jonathan Karp said the book will focus on Gregory's "personal faith and the spiritual journey people take in their lives" rather than being a "memoir about his career," according to Politico.

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Related Topix: Simon & Schuster, Simon and Schuster, Publishing, Media

11 hrs ago | Deseret News

'Humans of New York' takes on the world

A New York photographer is taking portraits in the most impoverished places of the world to help everyone be more aware of the U.N.'s Millennium Development Goals.

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Related Topix: New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, New York Government, Humans of New York, Television, Publishing, Media, Ottaway Newspapers, FOX News Network

14 hrs ago | Candymag.com

5 Things You Missed While You Were In School

A new clip from The Maze Runner , Ariana Grande's teaser for her new song, and news about a Harry Potter spin-off movie, Maroon 5, and Jared Leto! We are counting down the days to the premiere of The Maze Runner , so good thing this new clip from the movie keeps us sane for a few more weeks.

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Related Topix: Watches, Harry Potter, Dance, Maroon 5, Pop/Rock, Entertainment, Drama, Television

18 hrs ago | Christian Science Monitor

'Inherent Vice': Will Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas...

The movie stars Joaquin Phoenix , Josh Brolin , Owen Wilson , Benicio Del Toro , and Reese Witherspoon and is written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson , who was nominated for the Best Director Oscar for his 2007 movie "There Will Be Blood" and nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on "Blood" and for Best Original Screenplay for the ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drama Movies, Boogie Nights, Oscars

20 hrs ago | Worcester County Times

Book Q&A is tonight at SU

Book Q&A is tonight at SU The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks is this year's New Student Reader book.

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Related Topix: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Cervical Cancer, Health, Salisbury University

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Switched

Kathy Griffin Sounds Off On Bestie Anderson Cooper: 'I'm His Personal War Zone'

They've had us in stitches for past eight New Year's Eves, and it looks like the fun won't be stopping anytime soon.

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Related Topix: Life, New Year's Day/Eve, Holidays, Most Talkative, Entertainment, Watch What Happens: Live, Television, Nancy Pelosi, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, US Politics

ContactMusic.com

'Harry Potter' Director David Yates Will Helm 'Fantastic Beasts' Spin-Off Film

It appears Warner Bros. has found the right man to direct the upcoming 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' spin-off movie, which is slated for release on November 18th 2016, and he is a very familiar face.

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Related Topix: Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Warners, NY

Silicon Alley Insider

The 5 Books That Changed A Personal Finance Guru's Life

In honor of his company's tenth anniversary, Sethi is giving away copies of his five favorite books to 100 of his readers.

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Related Topix: The Power of Habit

Stuff.co.nz

Harry Potter helped shape the political culture of a generation

POLITICAL INFLUENCE: Readers of Harry Potter have great levels of acceptance for out-groups, higher political tolerance, less predisposition to authoritarianism, greater support for equality, and greater opposition to the use of violence and torture.

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Related Topix: J.K. Rowling, Authors

Chicago Reader

Reader's Agenda Thu 8/21: Wizard World Comic Con, Harry Potter at ...

Put on your cosplaying best-Wizard World Comic Con opens today at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont.

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Related Topix: Rosemont, IL, Josh Peck, Easy-Listening, J.K. Rowling, Authors, Chicago, IL

Global Voices Online

Not Human by Default: Humans of New York takes on the Middle East

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

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Related Topix: Humans of New York, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Jordan, World News, Middle East, Jordan, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

In-depth Africa

Hillary Clinton Connects w/Ordinary Working People in the Hamptons

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Hard Choices, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Publishing, Media, Martha Stewart

WIBX-AM Whitesboro

'The Best of Me' Trailer: Prepare Yourself for Another Nicholas Sparks Tearjerker

The new 'Best of Me' trailer has one goal: to get your eyes watering. It just wants to give you a taste of the buckets you'll probably cry during the actual movie, which looks specifically constructed to tug at your heartstrings so hard that they snap like cheap twine.

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Related Topix: The Best of Me, The Lucky One, Safe Haven, The Notebook, Drama Movies

WCTO-FM Lehigh Valley

J.K. Rowling Publishes New Harry Potter Story About Singing Sorceress

J.K. Rowling is using the Pottermore.com website to keep fans engaged in the Harry Potter universe she created.

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JAM! Showbiz

'Nightcrawler' pushed back after 'Fury' moves

The crime thriller will debut on Oct. 31, as opposed to Oct. 17, when it was set to debut against the Nicholas Sparks adaptation "The Best of Me," animated comedy "The Book of Life" and the Brad Pitt World War II film "Fury."

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Related Topix: The Best of Me

The Daily Star

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe criticizes his own acting

Lead actor of one of the world's most recognised franchises, Harry Potter, has recently said in an interview with The Daily Mail that he's embarrassed by some of his performances and that "It's hard to watch a film like Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince because I'm just not very good in it," he told the publication.

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Related Topix: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Harry Potter, Daniel Radcliffe

Philly.com

'Nightcrawler' release pushed back after 'Fury' movies

The crime thriller will debut on Oct. 31, as opposed to Oct. 17, when it was set to debut against the Nicholas Sparks adaptation "The Best of Me," animated comedy "The Book of Life" and the Brad Pitt World War II film "Fury."

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Related Topix: The Best of Me, Movies, Entertainment

Weekender

this Week: Aug. 20 to 26, 2014

JCC Book Club, a discussion of "The Burgess Boys" by Elizabeth Strout. Jewish Community Center, 60 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre.

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Related Topix: The Burgess Boys, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Theater, Arts, Tunkhannock, PA, Poetry

Philly.com

A way with Mutter

UNLIKE well-known Philadelphia landmarks that bear such famous names as Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, the Mutter Museum's namesake is a relatively mysterious fellow.

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Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Franklin, PA, Medicine, Surgery, The Devil in the White City, University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, Entertainment

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