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Hollywood and book publishers are turning to this online platform for their next ’50 Shades of Grey’ – CNBC

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Book review: ‘Kentucky Hauntings’ | Community | bgdailynews.com – Bowling Green Daily News

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Book review: ‘Kentucky Hauntings’ – Bowling Green Daily News

Sunday, October 29, 2017

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Science Fiction To Science Fact: The Rise Of The Machines – Seeking Alpha

Saturday, October 28, 2017

By Mat Gulley, CFA, Executive Vice President, Head of Alternatives and Co-Head IM Data Science, Fintech & Rapid Development; Ryan Biggs, CFA, Research Analyst The rapid expansion of artificial intelligence (AI) has generated a lot of excitement, but also some (perhaps justified) paranoia. Will computers replace-or even overtake-human beings? Mat Gulley, executive vice president and head of alternatives at Franklin Templeton Investments, and Ryan Biggs, research analyst at Franklin Equity…

Do we need literary festivals? They’re an escape from Emojiland – The Guardian

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Three dates of importance in the history of Cliveden House. 1666: George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham, acquires estate to build a house for mistress. Wife not too pleased. 1961: John Profumo meets and begins affair with Christine Keeler. Wife not too pleased. 2017: I attend inaugural Cliveden Literary Festival. Wife delighted. I have loved literary festivals from the first time I went to Hay-on-Wye in the 1980s and sat in…

Philip Roth is France’s newest literary superstar. Why? – The … – Washington Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

PARIS — Philip Roth has never lived in France, reads French literature only in translation and has never set a novel in Paris, the cliched province of the lonely urban saunterer and existential ennui. To say the least, the French do not seem to mind. This month, the aging titan of American letters won one of this country’s highest literary honors — an exceedingly rare accolade for a living author,…

How characterisation builds up the story in ‘The Whale Rider’ – Daily Nation

Saturday, October 28, 2017

By LUCY KAMAU The Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera is a mythical story told alongside Kahu’s story. It is rich in characters, some being human and the others being whales. A character analysis is done by what the characters do and say, what others say about them, what the character’s feelings and aspirations are and how the characters react towards situations and events. Character analysis also goes beyond what and…

Do we need literary festivals? They’re an escape from Emojiland – The Guardian

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Three dates of importance in the history of Cliveden House. 1666: George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham, acquires estate to build a house for mistress. Wife not too pleased. 1961: John Profumo meets and begins affair with Christine Keeler. Wife not too pleased. 2017: I attend inaugural Cliveden Literary Festival. Wife delighted. I have loved literary festivals from the first time I went to Hay-on-Wye in the 1980s and sat in…

Do we need literary festivals? They’re an escape from Emojiland – The Guardian

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Three dates of importance in the history of Cliveden House. 1666: George Villiers, second Duke of Buckingham, acquires estate to build a house for mistress. Wife not too pleased. 1961: John Profumo meets and begins affair with Christine Keeler. Wife not too pleased. 2017: I attend inaugural Cliveden Literary Festival. Wife delighted. I have loved literary festivals from the first time I went to Hay-on-Wye in the 1980s and sat in…

Philip Roth is France’s newest literary superstar. Why? – Washington Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

PARIS — Philip Roth has never lived in France, reads French literature only in translation and has never set a novel in Paris, the cliched province of the lonely urban saunterer and existential ennui. To say the least, the French do not seem to mind. This month, the aging titan of American letters won one of this country’s highest literary honors — an exceedingly rare accolade for a living author,…

Philip Roth is France’s newest literary superstar. Why? – Washington Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

PARIS — Philip Roth has never lived in France, reads French literature only in translation and has never set a novel in Paris, the cliched province of the lonely urban saunterer and existential ennui. To say the least, the French do not seem to mind. This month, the aging titan of American letters won one of this country’s highest literary honors — an exceedingly rare accolade for a living author,…

Philip Roth is France’s newest literary superstar. Why? – Washington Post

Saturday, October 28, 2017

PARIS — Philip Roth has never lived in France, reads French literature only in translation and has never set a novel in Paris, the cliched province of the lonely urban saunterer and existential ennui. To say the least, the French do not seem to mind. This month, the aging titan of American letters won one of this country’s highest literary honors — an exceedingly rare accolade for a living author,…

Philip Roth is France’s newest literary superstar. Why? – Washington Post

Friday, October 27, 2017

PARIS — Philip Roth has never lived in France, reads French literature only in translation and has never set a novel in Paris, the cliched province of the lonely urban saunterer and existential ennui. To say the least, the French do not seem to mind. This month, the aging titan of American letters won one of this country’s highest literary honors — an exceedingly rare accolade for a living author,…

Missing Persons and Messed-Up Shrinks: 4 New Suspense Novels – New York Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

Photo Credit John Gall THE CHILD FINDER By Rene Denfeld 273 pp. Harper. $25.99. Photo Denfeld is a Portland-based journalist and private investigator, and also the adoptive mother of three foster children. All these aspects of her life are mined in “The Child Finder,” a powerful novel about a search for a missing girl that’s also a search for identity. Naomi, a private investigator in the chilly Pacific Northwest, specializes…

The physics of time travel isn’t just the stuff of science fiction – Quartz

Friday, October 27, 2017

We’re all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We’re temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and stop motion and instant replay and time gates and time shifting and time forks. Not content with nostalgia for the past that never was, we…

Fact or Fiction: Predictions for post-bye week – Giants.com (blog)

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Giants.com staff debates Big Blue topics with predictions for the second half of the season:  Evan Engram has been the league’s most impressive rookie pass catcher JOHN SCHMEELK: Fact – The closest player to Evan Engram is Cooper Kupp, but he has seven fewer catches, 26 fewer yards, and the same amount of touchdowns than Engram. Many of the top wide receivers in the draft class (Corey Davis, Mike…

Bill O’Reilly is dropped by literary agency – Los Angeles Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bill O’Reilly has been dropped by his literary agency. “We no longer represent Bill O’Reilly for future deals,” William Morris Entertainment announced Thursday. “It is our fiduciary responsibility to service the existing deals we have under contract, but we will not be working with him moving forward.” O’Reilly spokesman Mark Fabiani said there was no comment “at the moment.” O’Reilly’s publisher, Henry Holt & Company, did not immediately respond to…

Bill O’Reilly is dropped by literary agency – Los Angeles Times

Friday, October 27, 2017

Bill O’Reilly has been dropped by his literary agency. “We no longer represent Bill O’Reilly for future deals,” William Morris Entertainment announced Thursday. “It is our fiduciary responsibility to service the existing deals we have under contract, but we will not be working with him moving forward.” O’Reilly spokesman Mark Fabiani said there was no comment “at the moment.” O’Reilly’s publisher, Henry Holt & Company, did not immediately respond to…

The physics of time travel isn’t just the stuff of science fiction – Quartz

Friday, October 27, 2017

We’re all time travelers nowadays. We project ourselves mentally into the misty past and the risky future. We revisit and revise our memories. We invent possible futures and explore them with anticipation and desire. We’re temporal experts and manipulators; we have flashbacks and flashforwards and stop motion and instant replay and time gates and time shifting and time forks. Not content with nostalgia for the past that never was, we…