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  • Emerging Voices develops writers who have taken nontraditional paths

    Five months pregnant and living off post-traumatic stress disorder disability checks at her home in Echo Park, Cynthia Bond entered PEN Center USA's Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2005 with only a first draft of a novel. When she finished the program,...
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and...
  • Author's dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

    By Matthew Lewis CHICAGO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - For British author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the world's greatest rock band the way it deserves to be told will take time - a quarter-century, to be exact. The noted Beatles scholar, 56, fell in...
  • 'When the Game Stands Tall': How De La Salle football team's story became a movie

    Now and then, Hollywood magic results from something decidedly non-glamorous like a guy reading a book on a pile of smelly football shoulder pads. It helps, of course, if the guy is David Zelon, a producer and executive vice president at Mandalay...
  • On Dani Shapiro and memoir in the age of social media

    On Dani Shapiro and memoir in the age of social media
    Over at the New Yorker, Dani Shapiro meditates on memoir in the age of social media. “I’m a bit of an accidental memoirist,” she admits, describing her writing life. “I’ve written five novels and three memoirs. I never...
  • Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness

    Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness
    I went to Mexico and read a book by a Canadian author that made me think about work in America. My vacations tend to be kind of weird that way. With a week off, I felt the need to unplug from the screens that dominate our working lives, so I settled...
  • 1,000 European authors sign open letter to Amazon over e-books

    Like 900 of their American counterparts, 1,000 authors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have signed an open letter to Amazon arguing for fair treatment of all publishers' e-books. The European authors are concerned over actions Amazon has taken against...
  • Historic German library restores rare Copernicus book after blaze

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A historic library in Germany that was ravaged by fire in 2004 has restored 118,000 books including a 471-year-old copy of astronomer Copernicus' work in which he argued the sun, not the earth, was the centre of the universe. The...
  • Clermont Art Festival seeking artists and musical entertainers

    The Clermont Downtown Partnership is accepting applicants for its eighth annual Downtown Clermont Art Festival on Nov. 1 and 2. Prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded in five categories. Best in Show will receive $750. Juried works will include five...
  • Writer Webster held on DUI charge after fatal Virginia accident

    (Reuters) - Award-winning U.S. author Donovan Webster is being held without bail on a drunken driving charge after a man was killed in an accident outside Charlottesville, Virginia, police said on Monday. Webster, 55, of Charlottesville, was arrested...
  • Ed Klein's 'Blood Feud' pits the Obamas against the Clintons

    "THE PURPOSE of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -- Ayn Rand TWO PEOPLE I love a lot, the philanthropists Jeanne and Herb Siegel, tossed a grand party of literary bookish types at the Four Seasons the...