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  1. Dreaming cranesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 26 | The Economist

    IN HIS book "Notes from a Small Island", Bill Bryson, an American author, took exception to some of Oxford's 20th-century architecture. It is, he wrote, as though the city had said to itself, "We've been putting up handsome buildings since 1264; let's have an ugly one for a change."


  2. Robertson scholarships awarded to outstanding future leadersRead the original story

    Tuesday Mar 24 | Scoop

    ... International Baccalaureate subjects and in 2013 won the NZQA Physics Scholarship. By age 10, he had read Bill Bryson's 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' which sparked his interest in Science, especially Physics - his chosen subject at Duke. He ...


  3. Roger Cox: Orkney's surfing scribeRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 |

    ... excellent Surf Nation - a journey through the esoteric surf culture of the UK that came across a little like Bill Bryson's Notes From A Small Island, only with grinding, frigid, dark brown barrels lighting up the shorelines of otherwise tired, ...


  4. Redford to receive Lincoln Center awardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Mar 12 |

    ... s Stewart and Meryl Streep. Last year, it was given to Rob Reiner. The 78-year-old Redford stars in the upcoming Bill Bryson adaption "A Walk in the Woods" and the Dan Rather docudrama "Truth."


  5. Streisand to present Redford 42nd annual Chaplin AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 11 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... 'Three Days of the Condor" and "The Way We Were" over April 24-27. The 78-year-old Redford stars in the upcoming Bill Bryson adaption "A Walk in the Woods" and the Dan Rather docudrama "Truth."


  6. Looking for good hiking/walking movies and documentariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 10 | Ask MetaFilter

    ... ouple of British documentaries - Railway Walks and Norman Walks. The film adaptation of "A Walk In The Woods" by Bill Bryson, is also on my list


  7. Chatham Senior Center March reading assignmentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | The Jersey Journal

    ... The Non-Fiction Book Group will meet on Wednesday, March 18, at 11 a.m., to discuss "A Walk in the Woods" by Bill Bryson. Published in 1998, this book is an entertaining account of the travel writer's 5-month long adventure of hiking the Appalachian ...


  8. 'Two Coots In A Canoe' proves age is just a numberRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2015 |

    ... bond that arises after having spent a similar amount of time circling the sun. Folksy and humorous, akin to Bill Bryson's " A Walk In The Woods " and " Never Sniff a Gift Fish " by Patrick McManus, "Two Coots In A Canoe" is a charming snapshot of ...


  9. The Definitive List Of 100 Biographies & Memoirs You Should ReadRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 17, 2015 | Refinery 29

    ... The Restored Edition, Ernest Hemingway A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, Bill Bryson American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 - 1964, William Manchester American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House, Jon Meacham ...


  10. 2015 VNSA Used Book SaleRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 15, 2015 | And Now For Something Completely Different

    ... ooked on political history. Code Breaking: A History and Exploration by Rudolf Kippenhahn A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson Garbage Land: On the Secret Trail of Trash by Elizabeth Royte Soul Made Flesh: The Discovery of the Brain by Carl Zimmer


  11. Broad Green picks up Bryson memoir-based dramedy "A Walk in the Woods"Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2015 | PanArmenian Network

    ... stars Nick Nolte, Nick Offerman, Emma Thompson, Mary Steenburgen and Kristen Schaal. The adventure pic, based on Bill Bryson's 1998 bestselling memoir of the same name, follows an aging travel writer (Redford) as he sets out to hike the 2,100-mile ...


  12. Two More Films Sell at the Sundance Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 |

    It's been a real buyer's market at this year's Sundance Film Festival with dozens of narrative and documentary features getting distribution over the last ten days and that's continued into the festival's second weekend with fledgling distributors Broad Green and Bleecker Street jumping into the fray. Broad Green picked up the Robert Redford-Nick Nolte travelogue dramedy A Walk in the Woods , based on Bill Bryson's best-selling book, with a high seven-figure P&A commitment, thought to be the second biggest such commitment at the fest.


  13. Robert Redford-Nick Nolte Pic' A Walk In The Woods' Lands ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Deadline

    ... and an eccentric assortment of characters and learn some roads are better left untraveled. It's based on the Bill Bryson memoir and Route One Films financed. The film debuted last Friday in the Premieres section, and scored very well with critics. ...


  14. What this Utah hiker realized watching the film 'A Walk in the Woods'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 31, 2015 | Salt Lake Tribune

    Robert Redford and Nick Nolte star in "A Walk in the Woods," based on Bill Bryson's memoir of a hike on the 2,100-mile Appalachian Trail. It will debut as the Salt Lake City Gala film in the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.


  15. Sundance 2015: 'A Walk in the Woods' ReviewRead the original story

    Jan 30, 2015 | Everybody's Got One

    ... as old, long-separated friends who decide to trek the Appalachian Trail together. (It's based on travel writer Bill Bryson's book.) Look, if you're interested in this sort of thing, just see Old Joy , OK? I reviewed the dismal A Walk in the Woods ...


  16. Author Bill Bryson Presents Performance and Book Signing at the Long Center TodayRead the original story

    Jan 29, 2015 |

    The Chicago Sun-Times said it best, "Bryson could write an essay about dryer lint or fever reducers and still make us laugh out loud." New York Times best-seller, travel author and comedian Bill Bryson takes the Long Center for an extraordinary, laugh-out-loud evening of memorable stories, eye-opening tales, and self-effacing humor from nearly two-dozen books.


  17. A hike through the Appalachian Trail bring...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | C & G Newspapers

    ... she became an integral part of the experience. She recalled reading the book "A Walk in the Woods" by author Bill Bryson while in Germany, which detailed the rediscovery of America through the Appalachian Trail. She also remembered her mother hiking ...


  18. Sundance: Redford and Nolte go on a breezy "Walk in the Woods"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 |

    ... on an undercurrent of loss and regret, it is only in a minor way. Redford plays semi-retired travel writer Bill Bryson as he has reached the age where every conversation is about ailments and funerals. Despite being semi-retired it all becomes too ...


  19. Big stars, lousy movies -- Robert Redford, Jack Black, that means you! -- clutter up...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 | The Oregonian

    The news that "Jupiter Ascending" -- a big-budget space fantasy from the creators of "The Matrix" -- played at a secret screening at Sundance is an example of a weird schism at this year's festival. The two lousiest movies I saw during my first week at Sundance -- the only two, out of a dozen -- were "True Story," the flat recounting of the relationship between Oregon Death Row inmate Christian Longo and journalist Michael Finkel , and especially "A Walk in the Woods," the adaptation of Bill Bryson's book about hiking a portion of the Appalachian Trail, starring a miscast Robert Redford as Bryson and a hopelessly miscast Nick Nolte as his bumbling friend.


  20. Sundance Review: 'A Walk in the Woods'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 28, 2015 |

    Who's ready for another literal walk to self-discovery? Robert Redford 's latest film, A Walk in the Woods , is one he's been developing for years, originally to co-star with Paul Newman. It's based on travel writer Bill Bryson's memoir about his long hike along the Appalachian Trail with a boozing buddy.