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  • Mount Hebron teacher nominated for NAACP Image Award

    Mount Hebron teacher nominated for NAACP Image Award
    Children's book author Jerdine Nolen remembers the first time she saw her name in print. As a second-grader, she wrote a Thanksgiving poem that was published in the school newspaper, and she kept her eyes glued to the pink publication while walking home....
  • Cowabunga! 'The Simpsons' turns 500

    On Sunday, Feb. 19, "The Simpsons" marks an extraordinary feat -- its 500th episode. The characters, which began as droopier versions in 20-second cartoons on "The Tracey Ullman Show," have evolved, as creator Matt Groening and star Dan Castellaneta...
  • Celebrity Scoop: Nyambi Nyambi

    Nyambi Nyambi, who plays wisecracking, educated waiter Samuel on CBS' "Mike & Molly," has had two defining moments for an actor onstage. He was an understudy in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," his favorite play, by his favorite playwright, August Wilson,...
  • Bye-bye Hogwarts! J.K. Rowling to publish first adult novel

    Bye-bye Hogwarts! J.K. Rowling to publish first adult novel
    J.K. Rowling, who created the fabulously successful Harry Potter series of book -- and movies -- will publish her first adult novel, Little, Brown and Co. announced today. The title, date for  worldwide publication and further details about the novel will...
  • Disney to build multiple-attraction 'Avatar' land in Animal Kingdom theme park

    Disney to build multiple-attraction 'Avatar' land in Animal Kingdom theme park
         The Walt Disney Co. will build a theme-park “land” based on the movie “Avatar” in Disney’s Animal Kingdom as the first step in a broader licensing deal that will lead to similar attractions in Disney parks worldwide.    ...
  • Disney and Avatar: A parntership made in Fantasyland?

    Disney and Avatar: A parntership made in Fantasyland?
    Tuesday’s big announcement from Disney that it is partnering with James Cameron to bring his film Avatar to life at Walt Disney World caused me to question right away: Is Avatar kid-friendly enough to be a Disney hit? While it was a record-grossing...
  • Bloomsbury venture to bring books "back from dead"

    Bloomsbury venture to bring books "back from dead"
    LONDON (Reuters) - Bloomsbury Publishing, home to the Harry Potter books in Britain, launched its first purely digital imprint on Wednesday which it said would bring out-of-print titles "back from the dead." Bloomsbury Reader has signed up a string of...
  • Unclassified Info: The hard reality behind censorship

    I have three words for Glendale Unified School District officials and those parents who seek to ban Truman Capote’s masterpiece “In Cold Blood” from being added to the English curriculum. Get. Over. It. Yes, the novel depicts an almost...
  • J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!

    J.K. Rowling admits she considered killing Ron Weasley; say it ain't so, Jo!
    Can you imagine the second half of the "Harry Potter" saga without Ron Weasley? J.K. Rowling apparently did, at least briefly. The author says that midway through the phenomenally successful series of novels, when she "wasn't in a very happy place,"...
  • Stephen Colbert teases Malcolm Gladwell about his hair [video]

    If you weren't watching the Colbert Report on Tuesday night, you missed Stephen Colbert poking fun at author Malcolm Gladwell's shock of curly hair. Gladwell, for his part, looked kind of uncomfortable, and didn't even try to make a hair joke in return....
  • Dalkey Archive posts world's wackiest job listing

    Dalkey Archive posts world's wackiest job listing
    On Wednesday, the Dalkey Archive Press posted an announcement in its employment section. Founding publisher John O'Brien, it said, will be stepping down. He's been with the press, which is known for publishing books that are avant-garde and experimental,...