First Look Jason Segel as David Foster Wallace inâEnd of the Tourâ - Much as we love Jason Segel, he seemed like an, um, unexpected choice when he was cast as late author David Foster Wallace in James Ponsoldts The End of the Tour. But now
Nineteen Eighty-four: bad good or good bad fiction?
NPR In his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four, British author George Orwell warned of the dangers of bureaucratic power run amok — but he also recognized that the protection of the state, while intrusive, is necessary.
The delicious combination of good literature and good food is the basis of the book club events I love to host. The most recent one featured author Ami McKay and her new novel The Virgin Cure at Starﬁsh Oyster Bed and Grill. The idea for the book originated when McKay learned more details about her great-grandmother’s life in New York City in the late 1800s. For the food, we focused on the abundance of oysters in New York at that time and, as McKay lives in Nova Scotia, chef/owner Patrick…
Lemony Snicket launches prize for librarians 'who have faced adversity'
Together with the American Library Association, he is therefore setting up a new $3,000 (£1,800) award, The Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity. "The Snicket prize will remind readers everywhere of the joyous importance of librarians and the trouble that is all too frequently unleashed upon them," said Snicket, who is funding the prize from his own "disreputable gains".
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State Official Pressured To Resign After Calling Welfare Recipients 'Lazy Pigs'
Arizona state schools Superintendent John Huppenthal (R) is facing mounting pressure to resign from his post after he admitted to authoring numerous incendiary posts across several political blogs starting in late 2010. Last week, Huppenthal ackno...
Alan Moore: 'Why shouldn't you have a bit of fun while dealing with the deepest issues of the mind?'
Guardian article: "Superheroes a 'cultural catastrophe', says comics guru Alan Moore Watchmen author tells interviewer that they have become a dangerous distraction, and that he plans to withdraw from public life"