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  • Book stalls, used books and other pleasures of New York City

    One of my favorites urban pleasures has long been buying books on the street. In New York, this means book stalls – and more specifically, the Strand’s book stall, at the southeast edge of Central Park, across Fifth Avenue from the Hotel...
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users

    Encyclopaedia Britannica sees digital growth, aims to draw new users
    Chicago-based Encyclopaedia Britannica, which shelved its venerable print edition in favor of a digital-only version more than two years ago, is looking to reclaim its legacy as the household reference of choice. The 246-year-old, privately held company...
  • Digital Audience Ratings: 'Frozen' Propels Next Disney Darling 'Big Hero 6′

    Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR), a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR measures what...
  • Toronto Film Festival: Adam Sandler on fears of a technological planet

    Jason Reitman’s new movie “Men, Women and Children” is about the technology-fueled divide between an older and younger generation. On Saturday at the Toronto International Film Festival, the film's actors enacted their own version of...
  • Naysayers try to dump cold water on ALS challenge

    If you needed proof that the world has grown too cynical, look no further than the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The idea, essentially, was to challenge people to donate $100 to the ALS Association -- or have a bucket of ice water dumped on their heads....
  • Netflix to Join Internet 'Slowdown' to Call for Robust Net Neutrality Rules

    Netflix is joining dozens of companies and organizations for a symbolic Internet "slowdown" on Wednesday to call attention to the need for robust net neutrality rules, currently under consideration by the FCC. The company said that it won't actually slow...
  • What Adele Dazeem and John Travolta wrought after his Oscars flub

    What Adele Dazeem and John Travolta wrought after his Oscars flub
    It's been a few days since John Travolta's "Adele Dazeem" flub, but the Internet, celebrity news outlets and late-night television couldn't seem to get enough of it. On Tuesday, the actor finallly copped to the blunder. Of course, we're speaking of...
  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to take on Google in new book

    WikiLeaks' Julian Assange to take on Google in new book
    Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder who is holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, has agreed to write a new book detailing his tussles with Google, his publisher, the independent house OR Books, announced. The book is to focus on the...
  • Homage to Catalonia, where the Costa Brava is a rite of passage

    Homage to Catalonia, where the Costa Brava is a rite of passage
    I happened to be looking up when they flew overhead, a flock of white storks heading south along the Costa Brava, in Catalonia, on Spain's Mediterranean coast. With the rising sun as their compass, they flew in shifting, untidy groups, black-tipped wings...
  • Tim Howard bends over backward to put World Cup effort in perspective

    Tim Howard bends over backward to put World Cup effort in perspective
    It took goalkeeper Tim Howard years to become an overnight sensation, so he wasn't overwhelmed by the effusive praise he received for his acrobatic performance Tuesday in the U.S. World Cup team's round-of-16 loss to Belgium. "I just keep my feet on the...
  • REVIEW: "Our Class" by Remy Bumppo Theatre Company

     REVIEW: "Our Class" by Remy Bumppo Theatre Company
    It is easy for a journalist in a rush to describe a Nazi death camp with the country of its location. "The Polish concentration camp Auschwitz," one often reads. This is understandably infuriating to some of those with roots in those countries, who...