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‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Tops 2015 Product Placement Awards

Before we close the book on another year in film, Brandcameo has one more set of awards to hand out. But these aren’t for achievements in acting or directing or sound mixing. These are for all the product placements that cropped up in...Show More Summary

Mysterious real estate moguls, Twitter shaming, an award for our latest TED Book, and more

17 hours agoNews : TED Blog: News

As usual, the TED community has been very busy over the past week. Below, a few newsy highlights. Real estate and corruption. New York is known for its pricey real estate, and TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch suspects that some properties could be supporting global corruption. “Towers of Secrecy,” a series in The New York [ … ]

“The Terrorist’s Son” wins American Library Association award

17 hours agoNews : TED Blog: News

Zak Ebrahim’s The Terrorist’s Son has won an American Library Association award. The memoir — which became the first TED Book in print in September — was named a recipient of the Alex Award today. A coveted honor, the Alex Award is given to the 10 best adult books of the year that also appeal to young-adult readers. [ … ]

Witty Remarks By Stan Evans, RIP, at the MRC’s 2006 ‘DisHonors Awards

Sad news today that M. Stanton Evans, newspaper editor, founder of the National Journalism Center, conservative leader and author who wrote ten books, passed away at age 80. In 2006, Stan rewarded the Media Research Center and our audience,...Show More Summary

A United Award Booking Hack, No Seat Assignments for Elites, Delta Award Booking Improvement, and Hilton’s IT Still Bad

News and notes from around the interweb: How to put United award tickets on hold French Polynesia’s tourism minister says Air Tahiti Nui will join oneworld. (HT: Jean T. for the article, in French) Already American AAdvantage frequent flyers can spend miles for Air Tahiti Nui flights. Show More Summary

Hachette to Distribute Paula Deen Cookbooks

Southern cooking show icon Paula Deen has joined forces with The Hachette Book Group (HBG). The Emmy award winner and author of 14 cookbooks revealed that HBG will distribute all Paula Deen Ventures (PDV) titles worldwide in print and digital formats. Show More Summary

Reginald Hudlin's Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity Keynote Speech

"[McDuffie] never got what he deserved in the comic book world," Reginald Hudlin said during his keynote speech Saturday at Long Beach Comic Expo.

Does Religious Make People Good? Of Course Not, Says Author of New Book

Barbara G. Walker, an author and past recipient of the American Humanist Association’s "Humanist Heroine Award," has written quite a bit about the intersection of feminism and religion. And her latest collection of essays, Beliefs & Unbelief (Humanist Press, 2015), holds little back, dismantling many of the defenses we frequently hear about religion. Show More Summary

Shortlist Announced for PW's 2015 Bookstore of the Year

Shortlist Announced for PW's 2015 Bookstore of the Year: Books & Books, Left Bank Books, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Powell’s Books, and Village Books made the cut for this year’s Bookstore Award.

Donald Hall on meeting Dylan Thomas and a chipmunk

The winter issue of the American Scholar includes several smart defenses of real teaching and a fascinating essay by National Book Award winner Andrea Barrett, in which she describes the historical research behind her fiction. “Another writer up to her elbows in the same material,” she writes, “would have felt different imperatives, resulting in an utterly different story: […]

Baseball: Aliso Niguel serves notice with sweep of No. 1 Huntington Beach

The first weekend of high school baseball for Southern Section teams is in the books, and Aliso Niguel gets the award for having the best opening day.

Citizen Alert

It feels as if everyone who’s teaching a poetry class this semester is teaching Claudia Rankine’s Citizen. (I’m sure it’s being taught in nonfiction courses, as well; it’s been nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award in both poetry… Continue reading ?

Air France FlyingBlue May/June Promo Awards — Up To 50% Off

One of the best uses of Air France/KLM FlyingBlue miles is booking their Promo Awards. FlyingBlue publishes these every month, and they offer 25-50% off select award tickets on Air France and KLM metal. Back in the day Promo Awards would...Show More Summary

The Best Translated Book Award Winners Will Be Unveiled at BEA 2015

4 days agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The winners of the 8th annual “Best Translated Book Award” will be revealed at this year’s BookExpo America (BEA) conference. This award honors works in translation that were released for the first time in the year 2014. The winning titles will be selected from a diverse pool of more than 580 fiction and poetry books. Show More Summary

TV Club: Adventure Time: “Diary”

Early this month, Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s graphic novel This One Summer became the first graphic novel to win a Caldecott Honor, one of the most prestigious awards for American children’s books. As the illustrator, Jillian received...Show More Summary

Interview: Ann Leckie

Ann Leckie is the author of ANCILLARY JUSTICE, one of last year’s most popular books. It won numerous awards, including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Arthur C. Clarke Award, and the British Science Fiction Association Award. A sequel, ANCILLARY SWORD, is out now. This interview first appeared on Wired.com’s The Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast

Delta Does the Right Thing, Will Refund Overcharged Award Tickets

A couple of days ago I reported that Delta appears to be charging more miles for elites booking economy awards than general members. Logged in elites would see a one-way flight for 17,500 miles that general members would see priced at 12,500 miles. Show More Summary

Oddest Book Title Of The Year: A Mercifully Short List

In a publishing season already choked with too many awards competitions, The Diagram Prize for Oddest Book Title Of The Year offers readers a chance to vote for the most peculiar.

Michelin Awards Stars in New Nordic Cities Guide 2015

Cities in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway are represented in the new guide. This morning, Michelin — the tire company and controversial restaurant guide book publisher — announced its stars for Scandinavia for 2015. The New Nordic...Show More Summary

Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes

The $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award goes to Angie Estes for her book "Enchantee" (Oberlin College Press). Announced Wednesday and presented by Claremont Graduate University, the award is among the most significant in America for a mid-career poet.

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