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Ambitious 'Assassins' at Pico Playhouse can't overcome the show's peculiarities

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First produced off-Broadway in 1990, Stephen Sondheim's "Assassins," book by John Weidman, didn't receive a Broadway production for well over a decade. And although that Broadway run resulted in several Tony Awards, including one for revival of a musical, the show remains controversial -- beloved...

Miley Cyrus Disguised Herself As a Reporter to See What People Really Think of Her

As she prepares to host the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Miley Cyrus took a page out of Drake’s book and went undercover on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to find out what America really thinks of her—and the results are about what you’d expect. Show More Summary

How To Find & Book Award Tickets On These Very Desolate Routes – Australia / South America

As part of my upcoming 6 marathons on 6 continents in under 5 days, I had selected my cities and routes in a way that I would be able to hit all of the cities in a short time span while still ending in Washington, DC. Since I am running...Show More Summary

Studying Kickstarter

In just six years, more than 250,000 ideas have sought community and existence through Kickstarter. Some never got out of the gate. Many did. There have been Academy Award and GRAMMY wins; deals with book publishers, record labels, movie...Show More Summary

NR's Richard Brookhiser Wins 2015 Paolucci Book Award

Thrilling news from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute: The winner of ISI’s 2015 Henry and Anne Paolucci Book Award is the celebrated historian Richard Brookhiser for his book Founders’ Son: A Life of Abraham Lincoln.  The Paolucci Book Award honors the best work that advances conservative principles. Show More Summary

Announcing the Restless Book Prize for New Immigrant Writing

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Submissions will focus on “American identity in a global age.” News by Raine Winters Image via Restless Books Restless Books has proudly announced the first ever Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. The award seeks out unpublished...Show More Summary

Jet Airways offering 50% off on redemption tickets across India

Jet Airways' JetPrivilege program is offering the opportunity to fly on redemption tickets for 50% of the usual cost of award tickets across India. This promotion is valid for tickets booked and flown till September 30, 2015. The post Jet Airways offering 50% off on redemption tickets across India appeared first on Live from a Lounge.

The One Thing You Need to Do Every Day to Protect Your Miles

I read someone's story yesterday about their American AAdvantage mileage account being compromised. Someone changed the address and email address on their account, and proceeded to book Cathay Pacific first class awards for someone else using their miles. Show More Summary

Superhero-inpsired robotic hand wins UK Dyson award

LONDON — A British inventor who is creating low-cost, advanced robotic hands that are inspired by superheroes and comic books has won the UK round of the James Dyson Award. See also: This cool new sneaker solves a really important problem...Show More Summary

‘Puppies’ Unrewarded at Sci-Fi Book Awards

This year's Hugo Awards had turned into a test of the genre's politics.

The Rightwing Campaign Against Sci-Fi Diversity Failed—China Won Its First Hugo

Three Body Problem book cover. Image: Tor. The maddening 2015 Hugo award season has finally drawn to a close. Science fiction’s answer to the Oscars began amidst a flurry of conservative activism, pointed backlash, and implied and outright...Show More Summary

Last Call: 30,000 Bonus Points For Club Carlson Visa Cardholders

It's been rough year for the Club Carlson program with multiple devaluations. The devastating blow came back in the spring when they announced the end of the Free Night on all award bookings for those who have their co-branded credit card. Show More Summary

22 Essential Women Writers to Read in Translation

2015 has seen Can Xue’s The Last Lover honored with the Best Translated Book Award and the publication of the great Clarice Lispector’s Complete Stories, so one could be forgiven for thinking that translated literature by women writers is a mainstay of the American publishing scene — it isn’t. …Read More

Changing Emirates Awards Booked With Alaska Miles Is Frustrating

One of my favorite uses of Alaska miles is for travel in Emirates first class. That's due in no small part to Emirates having one of my favorite first class products in the world. There are several things which make Alaska especially...Show More Summary

‘McFarland, USA’, George Lopez & Zoe Saldana Win At Imagen Awards

McFarland, USA took the best picture prize at the 2015 Imagen Awards, with George Lopez and Zoe Saldana named best actor and actress for their roles in Spare Parts and The Book of Life. Sean McNamara was named best director for Spare...Show More Summary

2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Judges Announced

This week, CBC Books announced that Adam Sol, Tracy K. Smith, and Alice Oswald have been named the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize judges. The prize, which “offers two awards of $65,000 each as well as $10,000 to each poet on the shortlist who performs at the Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist Readings, scheduled for June 1 […]

Pottermore Announces Final House Cup

Pottermore, J.K. Rowling’s official website for all things Harry Potter books, made a startling announcement on Facebook.  The final House Cup for Pottermore members will be awarded on September 9. This is the latest in a series of changes to the Pottermore website that began in April 2015, with the closure of Pottermore Insider more!

Reminder: Last day to book Delta 30% LEVEL 1 discounted coach and business class winter SkyMiles awards!

As a quick reminder, as I first blogged about 10 days ago and confirmed the next day, Delta has a fare sale of 30% off LEVEL 1 Delta award prices from a number of cities and today, the 20th, is “officially” the last day to book them....Show More Summary

Great value from Delta SkyMiles. Hurry!

Quick info: Delta is running an award sale for flights between the US and Europe.  Flight must take place between October 20 and February 29, 2016 and must be booked by this Friday (August 21).  The original Quick Deal about this award can be found here: Delta award sale to Europe! Round trip business for 87K; economy for 42K. Show More Summary

One Day Left to Book Award Travel to Europe for 30% Fewer Miles

Ten days ago Delta started pricing awards weird. No, not the kind of weird where Delta charges 830,000 miles for a business class trip to Australia. The kind of weird where Delta charges fewer miles than they're 'supposed to' for flights...Show More Summary

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