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  • Happy birthday, Jane Austen!

    Jane Austen was born on this day in 1775. Happy 238th birthday, Jane Austen! Austen, of course, was the author of novels that have endured and delighted for centuries. Her biggest hits are "Pride and Prejudice," "Emma" and "Sense and Sensibility" --...
  • Amazon workers in Germany strike during busy holiday season

    Amazon workers in Germany went on strike Monday, protesting the working conditions at the online retailer's shipping centers. The workers' union, Ver.di, also sent a delegation to the company's Seattle offices. "The Amazon system is characterized by low...
  • Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016

    Britain to start issuing plastic money in 2016
    LONDON -- Paper or plastic? No, not what kind of bag do you want your purchases in; it's what kind of money you’ll use to pay for them, at least in Britain. The Bank of England announced Wednesday that, beginning in 2016, it will start issuing...
  • Britain to start issuing plastic currency, replacing paper notes

    Britain to start issuing plastic currency, replacing paper notes
    A new plastic currency that can withstand a spin in the washer will begin circulating in Britain in 2016, replacing paper bills with ones made of polymer, the Bank of England said Wednesday.  Britain’s central bank announced the switch the plastic...
  • Hey everybody, let's 'shelfie!'

    Hey everybody, let's 'shelfie!'
    The word “shelfie” finished far behind “selfie” and other neologisms recently when the Oxford Dictionaries announced their nominees, and the winner, of the Word of the Year for 2013. Like the selfie (which had a recent moment...
  • New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars

    New York book clubs, catching up to L.A., discover bars
    Book clubs can meet up in public places that serve alcohol, New Yorkers discover. Who knew? Well, plenty of people, particularly those who attend book clubs in bars in L.A. On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported on four book clubs in New York and...
  • ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ seeks new life with Lily Collins

     
    Lily Collins is about to add a new leading role to her résumé: The “Mirror Mirror” actress is in negotiations ......
  • Land of Linkin'

     
    A weekly listing of intriguing, wacky, useful, provocative and otherwise interesting links that readers and I have come across and think you might want to see. Free origin stories: Watch The "Seinfeld" pilot and read (on Kindle) the first issue......
  • Dana Spiotta writes firmly in the moment

    Dana Spiotta writes firmly in the moment
    "Seventies Los Angeles is really not ever very far from my mind, for some weird reason," says author Dana Spiotta, a former Angeleno who now lives in upstate New York. "I just love '70s Los Angeles." The city plays a big part in her latest novel,...
  • Book Review: 'A Jane Austen Education' by William Deresiewicz

    Book Review: 'A Jane Austen Education' by William Deresiewicz
    A Jane Austen Education How Six Novels Taught Me About Love, Friendship, and the Things That Really Matter William Deresiewicz The Penguin Press: 258 pp., $25.95 Jane Austen's keen social observations and delightfully witty, sometimes foolish and...
  • London tips from a Londoner: Have a Games plan

    London tips from a Londoner: Have a Games plan
    LONDON — I'm a Londoner and I love London. And 2012 is London's year. But it's not an easy city — not to navigate, not to find affordable accommodations, not to stay dry. As we approach the Olympics, here are some tips that may help you. If...