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'The Terror Years' Traces The Rise Of Al-Qaida And ISIS Lawrence Wright's new book collects his essays for The New Yorker on the growth of terrorism in the Middle East, from the Sept. 11 attacks to the recent beheadings of journalists and aid workers.
NPR.org | 6 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Truman Capote's ashes go up for auction in LA: 'I think he would love it' The ashes belonging to the man behind Breakfast at Tiffanys and In Cold Blood have a starting price of $2,000Truman Capote is to have a final, macabre whirl of celebrity by having his ashes auctioned off in Los Angeles starting price $2,000.The remains, c
The Guardian | 6 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Translation Tuesday: Love in the Footnotes by Mahsa Mohebali Banned in Iran despite winning national awards, Mohebalis titular short story from her collection is now presented in English, as part of celebrations for Women in Translation MonthBy Mahsa Mohebali and Maryam Zehtabi Sabeti Moqaddam for Translation Tuesd
The Guardian | 13 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Guardian children's books festival 2016 what's on Join Mog author Judith Kerr, Charlie and Lola creator Lauren Child and other star authors and illustrators at the Unicorn theatre, London on 23 October for a day celebrating the choicest childrens books Continue reading...
The Guardian | 14 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'The legacy Langston left us': Harlem artists hope to reclaim Hughes home Rene Watson and other artists want to turn the historical Langston Hughes house into a not-for-profit collective to preserve Harlems cultural legacyAll that signifies the legacy of a house once occupied by the poet laureate of Harlem is a small bronze pla
The Guardian | 14 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Literary fiction readers understand others' emotions better, study finds Research by US social scientists found that those who read novels by the likes of Toni Morrison and Harper Lee do better on theory of mind tests. Genre fans do notLiterary fiction by the likes of Salman Rushdie, Harper Lee and Toni Morrison helps improve
The Guardian | 14 hours, 47 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Catch-22's 10m copies: how a bitter satire became a bestseller Joseph Hellers novel is fiercely intelligent and very complicated. But it does have a compellingly sympathetic hero, who has won over millions of heartsWhen I read something saying Ive not done anything as good as Catch-22, Im tempted to reply, Who has? J
The Guardian | 15 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Iron Man's female counterpart will not be Iron Woman Riri Williams, Marvels new black female superhero, will be named Ironheart to avoid old-fashioned titleThey could have gone for Iron Woman or perhaps Iron Maiden but the creators of Riri Williams, the black woman who is set to don the suit of Iron Man lat
The Guardian | 16 hours, 49 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Breath Of Earth' Is A Brisk, Relevant Alt-History Barnstormer Beth Cato's new book is set in an alternate version of San Francisco where geopolitical intrigue and homegrown unrest complicate a young earth magician's attempt to head off the great quake of 1906.
NPR.org | 17 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Dave Hill: 'The London mayor election was a harsh, but ultimately cheering battle' The Guardians London commentator explains how reporting on the clash between Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith led to an adventure in self-publishingI wrote my book, an instant account of the 2016 London mayor election campaign, for three reasons: one, Id have
The Guardian | 18 hours, 2 minutes ago | comment? | recommend