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Boeing awarded first commercial manned space mission contract

3 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Commercial passenger spaceflight has gone on the books with Boeing announcing that it's received the first contract ever issued to a private company to carry out a manned space mission. The NASA task order means that Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft will ferry crews to the International Space Station (ISS) on two to six missions by the company... Show More Summary

Bill Moyers Extols the Virtues of Working for ‘Capitalists with Courage’

Bill Moyers has posted a transcript of the remarks he gave Tuesday during the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The ceremony took place Tuesday night at the New York Public Library. Moyers explained to attendees...Show More Summary

Are Literary Awards Biased Against Books About Women?

The VIDA count has exposed persistent gender disparities in prestigious literary publications’ bylines — but what happens once books are published, sent into the world, and made ready for critical consumption and evaluation? Does a bias remain? Novelist Nicola Griffith … Read More

3 Days Left to Book These European Club Carlson Properties!

As you (hopefully) know, Club Carlson is handing out a double whammy effective June 1st (which is this coming Monday!).  They are not only taking away the “Last Award Night Free” benefit that has come with the co-branded Club Carlson...Show More Summary

IndieReader Announces the Winners of the 2015 IR Discovery Awards

(5/29/15) -- Melissa Foster, New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author author of 32 books (which have together sold over 1 million copies) and the founder of the World Literary Cafe and Fostering Success, and Amy Edelman,...Show More Summary

I Just Booked A Room At the Hyatt Olive 8. In July. On Points.

I just booked an award night at the Hyatt Olive 8 in Seattle for a night in July. Normally I don't think see why this would be of interest to anyone, but supposedly the Hyatt Olive 8 is blocking all award nights for the the entire summer. Show More Summary

Best Translated Book Awards

They announced the winners of this year's Best Translated Book Awards, and they were: Fiction: The Last Lover, by Can Xue, in Annelise Finegan Wasmoen's translation, published by Yale University Press in their Margellos World Republic...Show More Summary

Independent Foreign Fiction Prize

Almost at the same time the (American) Best Translated Book Award was announced, they announced the winner of the big UK translated-fiction prize, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, which went to The End of Days by Jenny Erpenbeck,...Show More Summary

Bill Moyers: The Challenge of Journalism Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy

By Bill Moyers This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. The following remarks were made by Bill Moyers at the presentation of the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The ceremony took place at the New York Public Library on May 26, 2015. Thank you for allowing me to share this evening with you....

Jason Reitman Finds an Unimaginary Friend in Beekle

The Academy Award nominee will write and direct an adaptation of the children's book The post Jason Reitman Finds an Unimaginary Friend in Beekle appeared first on ComingSoon.net.

Bill Moyers: The challenge of journalism is to survive in the pressure cooker of plutocracy

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

The following remarks were made by Bill Moyers at the presentation of the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The ceremony took place at the New York Public Library on May 26, 2015. Thank you for allowing me to share this evening with you. I’m delighted to meet these...

Can Xue and Rocío Cerón Win 2015 Best Translated Book Awards

The winners of the eighth annual Best Translated Book Award were announced today at BookExpo America in New York… Read More

Why Don’t Books About Women Win Awards?

Novelist Nicola Griffith has analyzed the winning books of six major book awards over the last 15 years and has come to the conclusion that both women authors and story’s written from a woman’s perspective are less likely to win awards. Griffith...Show More Summary

Bill Moyers: “The Challenge of Journalism… Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy” (Guest Voice)

“The Challenge of Journalism… Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy” by Bill Moyers The following remarks were made by Bill Moyers at the presentation of the Helen Bernstein Book Awards for Excellence in Journalism. The ceremony took place at the New York Public Library on May 26, 2015. Thank you for allowing [...]Show More Summary

Afternoon Static: HEROES, THE FLASH, MAD MEN & More!

• Heroes Reborn: Greg Grunberg returning for NBC revival • Mark Your Calendars: Bojack Horseman will be back on Netflix July 17th • Can ‘The Flash’ Be One Of The Best Comic Book Movies Ever Made… Again? • Awards Watch: Is ‘Grace and Frankie’ the Exception That Breaks the New Emmy Rules? • Why Matthew […]

Club Carlson 2nd Night Free Benefit Ending, 304000 Points Redeemed So Far

Over the past few years Club Carlson has been one of the most generous hotel rewards program. For those of us with the Club Carlson credit card, booking award nights can bring us double the value. When booking a stay of two or more nights,...Show More Summary

International literature-prize day

A big day for international literary prizes in the English-speaking world, as they'll be announcing: The (American) Best Translated Book Awards, poetry and fiction - check in at Three Percent starting at 14:30 EST to see who won TheShow More Summary

Airline Miles Are Now So Hard to Use That People Are Paying Consultants for Help

"Award booking consultants" promise to help confused travelers spend their airline rewards points as efficiently and easily as possible.

BINC Reveals Higher Education Scholarship Winners

2 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The Book Industry Charitable (Binc) Foundation has revealed the winners of its 2015 Higher Education Scholarship Program. The foundation has awarded $200,000 to 53 students to help fund their continuing education. The winners were chosen from a group of 128 applicants. Show More Summary

Poverty is a tax on cognition

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In an outstanding lecture at the London School of Economics, Macarthur "genius award" recipient Sendhil Mullainathan explains his research on the psychology of scarcity, a subject that he's also written an excellent book about. Read the rest

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