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Guardian Unlimited
Canada's prime minister wants to make it harder for people to vote against him | Caroline KonradAcclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood faced censorship in the national pres
Canada's prime minister wants to make it harder for people to vote against him | Caroline Konrad
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 16 hours ago
Acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood faced censorship in the national press late last week for her satirical take on Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s hair. It might have been a rather amusing episode if it wasn’t symptomatic of darker, Orwellian... Read more
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Beverly Hills Courier
George Christy Talks About Barry Avrich, Toronto International Film Festival and More!Oh, Canada … our love is here to stay. Barry Avrich, born in Montreal and a To
George Christy Talks About Barry Avrich, Toronto International Film Festival and More!
Beverly Hills Courier / Posted yesterday
Oh, Canada … our love is here to stay. Barry Avrich, born in Montreal and a Torontonian for decades, is People You Should Know. World traveler with wife Max and 11-year-old redhaired Sloan, who became bewildered after discovering that red hair will... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Discover wondrous Gros Morne National ParkGROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK, NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR – My final day in this wondro
Discover wondrous Gros Morne National Park
Calgary Sun / Posted yesterday
GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK, NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR – My final day in this wondrous corner of the world dawns hot and muggy, lending a distinctly tropical feel to the air. I wander down from my hotel above Bonne Bay and make my way to the squat, red... Read more
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The Irish Times
Literary listings: Richard Ford at UL; Keats Lives; and Red Line Book Festival Man Booker judges; Dún Laoghaire Library Voices; Open mic at the Writers Centr
Literary listings: Richard Ford at UL; Keats Lives; and Red Line Book Festival
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
Man Booker judges; Dún Laoghaire Library Voices; Open mic at the Writers Centre; and Yeats in concert The Pulitzer prizewinning author Richard Ford makes his first visit... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
From Jonathan Franzen to Eileen Myles: teeth, techno and trysts in fall fictionTo the growing number of neologisms the internet has brewed up with Jonathan Fr
From Jonathan Franzen to Eileen Myles: teeth, techno and trysts in fall fiction
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 2 days ago
To the growing number of neologisms the internet has brewed up with Jonathan Franzen’s pleasantly Germanic last name, I wish to add another: the Franzenfall. This is a season where, because the Fitzgerald of middle-class post-millenium America is... Read more
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BBC News
An election about hair, swearing and dragon slaying - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
An election about hair, swearing and dragon slaying
BBC News / Posted 4 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America An election about hair, swearing... Read more
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Orillia Packet & Times
Little artistic acorn worth the investmentIt can take 20 to 50 years from the time you plant an acorn until a majestic oa
Little artistic acorn worth the investment
Orillia Packet & Times / Posted 4 days ago
It can take 20 to 50 years from the time you plant an acorn until a majestic oak tree is healthy and strong enough to start producing its own acorns. It's a lengthy, time-consuming process that requires fertile soil, strong roots, careful nurturing... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Should the Jays invite George Wendt to a game?“Stenographer to the stars!” Credit my Postmedia colleague Bob Thompson for thi
Should the Jays invite George Wendt to a game?
Calgary Sun / Posted 4 days ago
“Stenographer to the stars!” Credit my Postmedia colleague Bob Thompson for this not-inaccurate euphemism for what we do for a living. But the description was never more apt than on Oct. 11, 1993. That’s when the Toronto Sun ran a doleful... Read more
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Torontoist
Manufactured Landscapes, Stories We Tell, and The Social NetworkThe best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, a
Manufactured Landscapes, Stories We Tell, and The Social Network
Torontoist / Posted 4 days ago
The best repertory and art-house screenings, special presentations, lectures, and limited engagements in Toronto. Though Canadian filmmakers like Denis Villeneuve and Atom Egoyan have earned international renown and Oscar nominations over the years,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The Canadian Who Saw the End of the WorldOttawa. Sunday evening. Two weeks to the beginning of a new academic year. Time
The Canadian Who Saw the End of the World
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
Ottawa. Sunday evening. Two weeks to the beginning of a new academic year. Time for getting your beering right with your buddies one last time in the summer before the start of the heavy grind of classes. Downtown pub. Music. Drinks. Food. The usual... Read more
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Times of Malta
Once upon a time, redefinedAre today’s zombies more nihilistic than Ovid’s shapeshifters and are our incre
Once upon a time, redefined
Times of Malta / Posted 5 days ago
Are today’s zombies more nihilistic than Ovid’s shapeshifters and are our increasingly darker fairy tales a denunciation of the age of violence in which we live? Award-winning writer Marina Warner discusses these and other elements pertaining to... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Writer Marianne Kavanagh salutes Margaret Atwood, Philippa Pearce, Helen SimpsonBritish author Marianne Kavanagh selects four books that changed her life. B
Writer Marianne Kavanagh salutes Margaret Atwood, Philippa Pearce, Helen Simpson
Daily Liberal / Posted 6 days ago
British author Marianne Kavanagh selects four books that changed her life. British author Marianne Kavanagh is a journalist and former deputy editor of Marie Claire.... Read more
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The Border Mail
Writer Marianne Kavanagh salutes Margaret Atwood, Philippa Pearce, Helen SimpsonBritish author Marianne Kavanagh selects four books that changed her life. B
Writer Marianne Kavanagh salutes Margaret Atwood, Philippa Pearce, Helen Simpson
The Border Mail / Posted 6 days ago
British author Marianne Kavanagh selects four books that changed her life. British author Marianne Kavanagh is a journalist and former deputy editor of Marie Claire.... Read more
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Mashable
Newspaper mysteriously censors Margaret Atwood column on hairImage: Rolf Vennenbernd/picture-alliance/dpa/Associated Press Thirty years ago
Newspaper mysteriously censors Margaret Atwood column on hair
Mashable / Posted 7 days ago
Image: Rolf Vennenbernd/picture-alliance/dpa/Associated Press Thirty years ago, the award-winning novelist and poet Margaret Atwood published The Handmaid's Tale, a harrowing story of a reactionary future America in which women are shamed, censored,... Read more
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The Sudbury Star
Sudbury column: Northern writers on displayIn his day job, Waubgeshig Rice handles a camera as a CBC video journalist in O
Sudbury column: Northern writers on display
The Sudbury Star / Posted 8 days ago
In his day job, Waubgeshig Rice handles a camera as a CBC video journalist in Ottawa. In his off time, he writes books -- books that win awards. Next month he may add another trophy to his growing list of accolades when the Northern Lit award-winners... Read more
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The Irish Times
The 100 best novels in English? Irish writers and critics have their say Julian Gough, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and a host of others respond to Robert McCrum’
The 100 best novels in English? Irish writers and critics have their say
The Irish Times / Posted 8 days ago
Julian Gough, Éilís Ní Dhuibhne and a host of others respond to Robert McCrum’s ‘100 greatest novels written in English’. Read on for lively debate and hot book tips Compiling... Read more
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Londonist
Bill Bryson And Sandi Toksvig To Appear At Write On KewSandi Toksvig introduces her new book. Photo: RBG Kew Whether you're into arch
Bill Bryson And Sandi Toksvig To Appear At Write On Kew
Londonist / Posted 8 days ago
Sandi Toksvig introduces her new book. Photo: RBG Kew Whether you're into architecture, wildlife, the British economy or a good old fashioned novel, Write On Kew, the literature festival taking place at Kew Gardens in September, has something for... Read more
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Salon.com
It’s time to reread Dave Eggers’ “The Circle”: Why his under-appreciated Silicon Valley workplace novel resonates now more than everIf you follow the news these days, it’s hard not to feel a bit of a chill. The
It’s time to reread Dave Eggers’ “The Circle”: Why his under-appreciated Silicon Valley workplace novel resonates now more than ever
Salon.com / Posted 9 days ago
If you follow the news these days, it’s hard not to feel a bit of a chill. The most successful retailer in the United States treats its employees – whether the worker-bees in far-flung warehouses or Ivy League software engineers at a fancy Seattle... Read more
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The New Age
Mexican president vows better protection for reportersMexican President Enrique Pena Nieto pledged Wednesday to beef up the protectio
Mexican president vows better protection for reporters
The New Age / Posted 9 days ago
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto pledged Wednesday to beef up the protection of reporters and human rights advocates after the brutal murder of a prominent photojournalist and an activist. In his first public comments on the July 31 killings,... Read more
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Beverly Hills Courier
Mexican President Nieto Pledges to Protect Journalists Going ForwardPosted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 2:43 PM (AFP) Mexican President Enrique P
Mexican President Nieto Pledges to Protect Journalists Going Forward
Beverly Hills Courier / Posted 9 days ago
Posted: Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 2:43 PM (AFP) Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto pledged Wednesday to beef up the protection of reporters and human rights advocates after the brutal murder of a prominent photojournalist and an activist. In... Read more
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Wandsworth Guardian
Richard E Grant and Doctor Who's Steven Moffat among new names added to Write on Kew literary festivalStar names have been added to the bill for next month’s Write on Kew literary f
Richard E Grant and Doctor Who's Steven Moffat among new names added to Write on Kew literary festival
Wandsworth Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
Star names have been added to the bill for next month’s Write on Kew literary festival. Richard E Grant, Doctor Who mastermind Steven Moffat and former Twickenham MP Vince Cable are among the newly announced names for the inaugural autumn festival... Read more
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Kingston Guardian
Richard E Grant and Doctor Who's Steven Moffat among new names added to Write on Kew literary festivalStar names have been added to the bill for next month’s Write on Kew literary f
Richard E Grant and Doctor Who's Steven Moffat among new names added to Write on Kew literary festival
Kingston Guardian / Posted 9 days ago
Star names have been added to the bill for next month’s Write on Kew literary festival. Richard E Grant, Doctor Who mastermind Steven Moffat and former Twickenham MP Vince Cable are among the newly announced names for the inaugural autumn festival... Read more
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Toronto Star
Why some novels are better than journalism: MallickThe CBC exists for one purpose, to hold Canada together by explaining regions t
Why some novels are better than journalism: Mallick
Toronto Star / Posted 10 days ago
The CBC exists for one purpose, to hold Canada together by explaining regions to each other. Toronto, meet Saskatoon. Vancouver, meet Bonavista. Diana Atkinson's novel about working as a stripper moving from bar to bar in the small towns of northern... Read more
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Rappler
Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murdersARREST. Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion personnel accompany suspect and Bang
Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders
Rappler / Posted 10 days ago
ARREST. Bangladeshi Rapid Action Battalion personnel accompany suspect and Bangladesh-origin British citizen, Touhidur Rahman, who has been arrested with two other suspects for the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers, during a media photocall in... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murdersDhaka - Bangladesh's elite security force on Tuesday arrested three suspected I
Bangladesh arrests Briton over blogger murders
News 24 South Africa / Posted 10 days ago
Dhaka - Bangladesh's elite security force on Tuesday arrested three suspected Islamist militants, including a British citizen who police said was the "main planner" of the murder of two prominent atheist bloggers. Rapid Action Battalion (RAB)... Read more
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The Standard
Authors denounce Mexican journalist murdersAcross Mexico, 88 journalists have been murdered since 2000, according to Repor
Authors denounce Mexican journalist murders
The Standard / Posted 11 days ago
Across Mexico, 88 journalists have been murdered since 2000, according to Reporters Without Borders. Another 20 or so have disappeared. Nearly 500 prominent voices, including Britain's Salman Rushdie, American writer Paul Auster and Canada's... Read more
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Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Book eyes Montreal MassacreThe killer hated women, despised them for occupying roles he aspired to but cou
Book eyes Montreal Massacre
Worcester Telegram & Gazette / Posted 13 days ago
The killer hated women, despised them for occupying roles he aspired to but couldn't attain. He was a loser—rejected by the military and by the engineering school he wanted to attend. So when he entered L'Ecole Polytechnic, an engineering school in... Read more
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The Irish Times
Up Against the Night review: white South African back in the mother land Justin Cartwright’s new novel, set in the country of his youth, is laced with
Up Against the Night review: white South African back in the mother land
The Irish Times / Posted 14 days ago
Justin Cartwright’s new novel, set in the country of his youth, is laced with the author’s trademark humane irony History at its most ambivalent emerges as the prevailing... Read more
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The Atlantic
Could the Internet Age See Another David Foster Wallace?Here is an extremely incomplete list of things I would like to know David Foste
Could the Internet Age See Another David Foster Wallace?
The Atlantic / Posted 17 days ago
Here is an extremely incomplete list of things I would like to know David Foster Wallace’s thoughts on: media coverage of Ferguson the “personal brand” the film The End of the Tour I would especially love to know his thoughts on that last one,... Read more
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The Buffalo News
Review: Ann Beattie’s ‘The State We’re In: Maine Stories’FICTION The State We’re In: Maine Stories By Ann Beattie Scribner 224 pages
Review: Ann Beattie’s ‘The State We’re In: Maine Stories’
The Buffalo News / Posted 19 days ago
FICTION The State We’re In: Maine Stories By Ann Beattie Scribner 224 pages, $25 By Karen Brady Summer flies – and the reading is rich – in the incomparable Ann Beattie’s cunning new story collection, “The State We’re In.” Subtitled “Maine... Read more
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The Manila Times
Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in BangladeshAugust 8, 2015 12:45 pm DHAKA: A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blo
Fourth secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh
The Manila Times / Posted 21 days ago
August 8, 2015 12:45 pm DHAKA: A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka Friday, sparking protests in the capital over the fourth such murder in Bangladesh... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Fourth secular blogger hacked in BangladeshDhaka - A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his hom
Fourth secular blogger hacked in Bangladesh
News 24 South Africa / Posted 21 days ago
Dhaka - A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka on Friday, sparking protests in the capital over the fourth such murder in Bangladesh this year. Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen-name Niloy Neel, was... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Another Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked To Death For Secular ViewsAshamoni, wife of blogger Niloy Chakrabati, cries at her house in Dhaka, Bangla
Another Bangladeshi Blogger Hacked To Death For Secular Views
KPBS San Diego / Posted 21 days ago
Ashamoni, wife of blogger Niloy Chakrabati, cries at her house in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Friday after her secular activist husband was hacked to death by suspected Islamist extremists. Niloy Chakrabati, a Bangladeshi blogger who used the pen name... Read more
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Mashable
Fourth blogger is hacked to death in BangladeshWhat's This?Ashamoni, wife of blogger Niloy Chowdhury, cries at her house in Dh
Fourth blogger is hacked to death in Bangladesh
Mashable / Posted 21 days ago
What's This?Ashamoni, wife of blogger Niloy Chowdhury, cries at her house in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. Image: A.M. Ahad/Associated Press All four men were secularist bloggers and activists who used Facebook to rail against religion... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Bangladesh blogger killed by machete gang had asked for police protectionA well-known secular blogger in Bangladesh who was murdered at his home on Frid
Bangladesh blogger killed by machete gang had asked for police protection
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 21 days ago
A well-known secular blogger in Bangladesh who was murdered at his home on Friday had told police of threats against him and requested protection weeks before he died. Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen name Niloy Neel, was hacked to death with... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Fourth Bangladeshi blogger hacked to deathThe wife of murdered Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen-na
Fourth Bangladeshi blogger hacked to death
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 21 days ago
The wife of murdered Bangladeshi blogger Niloy Chakrabarti, who used the pen-name Niloy Neel, weeps at their home in Dhaka following his slaying on Friday. (AFP Photo) Related search DHAKA — A gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to... Read more
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The Malaysian Insider
4th secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh Published: 7 August 2015 6:17 PM An activist group and police say a gang arm
4th secular blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh
The Malaysian Insider / Posted 21 days ago
Published: 7 August 2015 6:17 PM An activist group and police say a gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death at his home in Dhaka today in the 4th such murder in Bangladesh since... Read more
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EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
New archive is a great boost for our Fine City of Literature UEA archive. Pictured: Doris Lessing letters. Picture: Doris Lessing Estate.
New archive is a great boost for our Fine City of Literature
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 22 days ago
UEA archive. Pictured: Doris Lessing letters. Picture: Doris Lessing Estate. A new literary archive at the University of East Anglia gives a wonderful insight into the minds of some of... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
New archive is a great boost for our Fine City of LiteratureUEA archive. Pictured: Doris Lessing letters. Picture: Doris Lessing Estate.
New archive is a great boost for our Fine City of Literature
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 22 days ago
UEA archive. Pictured: Doris Lessing letters. Picture: Doris Lessing Estate. Thursday, August 6, 2015 A new literary archive at the University of East Anglia gives a wonderful insight... Read more
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Daily News
Long path to the crownThe Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best
Long path to the crown
Daily News / Posted 24 days ago
The Man Booker Prize promotes the finest in fiction by rewarding the very best book of the year. The prize is the world's most important literary award and has the power to transform the fortunes of authors and publishers. The Man Booker Prize for... Read more
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The Irish Times
Literary listings: Irish head for Edinburgh, and Library Voices at Dun Laoghaire Fighting Words seeks volunteers, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Paula McGrath launch n
Literary listings: Irish head for Edinburgh, and Library Voices at Dun Laoghaire
The Irish Times / Posted 24 days ago
Fighting Words seeks volunteers, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Paula McGrath launch new novels, and celebrities and authors read at Dubray Books Culture Ireland’s Showcase... Read more
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Spot.ph
10 Cafes in Manila That are Perfect for Book Lovers(SPOT.ph) Listen up, bibliophiles! The days of B.Y.O.B. (that's Bring Your Own
10 Cafes in Manila That are Perfect for Book Lovers
Spot.ph / Posted 25 days ago
(SPOT.ph) Listen up, bibliophiles! The days of B.Y.O.B. (that's Bring Your Own Book) are officially over. Coffee shops and restaurants are now rediscovering the appeal of tangible tomes in their quest to change the tired, deadened look of guests who... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
What is TTIP and why should we be angry about it?“Sometimes,” says a character in David Foster Wallace’s novel The Pale King, “w
What is TTIP and why should we be angry about it?
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 25 days ago
“Sometimes,” says a character in David Foster Wallace’s novel The Pale King, “what’s important is dull. Sometimes it’s work. Sometimes the important things aren’t works of art for your entertainment.” It is worth bearing that in mind as we consider... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
On the case: Exploring Oslo through the eyes of homegrown crime writer Jo NesboOn the last afternoon in May, I found myself walking down a side street in down
On the case: Exploring Oslo through the eyes of homegrown crime writer Jo Nesbo
The Globe and Mail / Posted 28 days ago
On the last afternoon in May, I found myself walking down a side street in downtown Oslo, on the way to a crime scene. The small group with me was composed of an equally morbid bunch, including a mother and her young daughter. They appeared excited... Read more
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The Huffington Post
These Beautiful Handwritten Love Letters Will Leave You SwooningOnce, while thumbing through my favorite book -- To the Lighthouse by Virginia
These Beautiful Handwritten Love Letters Will Leave You Swooning
The Huffington Post / Posted 29 days ago
Once, while thumbing through my favorite book -- To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf -- I found a scrap of paper wedged within the "Time Passes" section. "Hey," it read, "you found me! I love you." The scrawl (sloppy, Sharpie-thick) was my... Read more
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Game Informer
How Tacoma Draws Inspiration From System Shock, Alien, And MoreEven though Tacoma is set in a space station, the team at Fullbright isn’t just
How Tacoma Draws Inspiration From System Shock, Alien, And More
Game Informer / Posted 30 days ago
Even though Tacoma is set in a space station, the team at Fullbright isn’t just drawing from sci-fi classics to inform its approach to the game. The player’s experience with the game goes beyond the futuristic setting; Tacoma is also about people,... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
American dominance of Man Booker Prize longlist 'confirms worst fears'Mr Godwin said the position was exacerbated by the fact that the sole Nigerian
American dominance of Man Booker Prize longlist 'confirms worst fears'
Daily Telegraph / Posted 30 days ago
Mr Godwin said the position was exacerbated by the fact that the sole Nigerian and Jamaican contenders, Chigozie Obioma and Marlon James, primarily lived and worked in New York. The three homegrown contenders are Tom McCarthy, Andrew O'Hagan and... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Kiwi author on Booker longlistThe 13 books in the running for the £50,000 (NZ$117,000) literary prize were an
Kiwi author on Booker longlist
Otago Daily Times / Posted 30 days ago
The 13 books in the running for the £50,000 (NZ$117,000) literary prize were announced today, with New Zealand poet and novelist Anna Smaill included for her debut novel The Chimes. The longlist was selected by a panel of five judges, who considered... Read more
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OregonLive.com
Charles Darwin was neither an atheist nor a humanistDarwin and humanism: Regarding "Darwin gets his day in prison," (July 28): I ap
Charles Darwin was neither an atheist nor a humanist
OregonLive.com / Posted 30 days ago
Darwin and humanism: Regarding "Darwin gets his day in prison," (July 28): I applaud humanism being given equal status as other theologies and agree we should not need prodding by God to be decent people. I lean towards humanism myself. But I'm not... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
New Zealand writer longlisted for Man Booker PrizeAnna Smaill has been longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Photo / Supplied
New Zealand writer longlisted for Man Booker Prize
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 30 days ago
Anna Smaill has been longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize. Photo / Supplied The 13 books in the running for the £50,000 (NZ$117,000) literary prize were announced today, with New Zealand poet and novelist Anna Smaill included for her debut novel... Read more
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