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Air France FlyingBlue February/March 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

Getting an Extra Free One-Way Ticket Each Time You Book an Award: The Programs That Still Let You Do It

Peter asked about “free one-way tickets on awards.” If you can summarize which airlines allow for free one-ways on international award tickets, that would be helpful. I know there’s been some changes in the past few months. The ideaShow More Summary

What’s Your Purpose?

(GIVEAWAY – GIVEAWAY- GIVEAWAY! In honor of the release of POOLE’S PARADISE, my generous benefactors at Bafflegab Books are awarding free e-copies of the novel (specify.pdf or.prc) to the first five people who correctly answer the following...Show More Summary

Chevy Volt Named Best Electric/Hybrid Buy For 2015

Originally published on Planetsave. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) has awarded the Chevy Volt the “best buy of 2015? designation in the electric/hybrid car category. That’s an impressive designation in a category that includes the BMW i3, Nissan LEAF, Tesla Model S, and Toyota Prius. Show More Summary

Handler Handles It Right, Make Huge Donation

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Daniel Handler puts his money where his mouth was, apologizes for racist remarks at National Book Awards. News by Peter Derk Daniel Handler, after making some inappropriate comments while hosting the National Book Awards, immediately...Show More Summary

How To Book Awards From Multiple Accounts

Ideally we’d all have enough miles to get everywhere we wanted to go, but that isn’t always the case, particularly for couples and families. So I thought it might be helpful to go through some examples of how to book awards from multiple...Show More Summary

Shorties (The Impac Dublin Longlist, Ghostface Killah on His New Album, and more)

The longlist for the 2014 International Impac Dublin literary award has been named. Ghostface Killah discussed his new album 36 Seasons with SPIN. 23 online "best books of 2014" lists were added to the master aggregation at Largehearted Boy yesterday...

Should I Book an Award Ticket, or Buy a Ticket and Upgrade With Miles?

Reader Megan asked, What’s the best way to travel first class to Asia? Buy a ticket and upgrade, or go with miles? Great question, because it gets at understanding several key issues about international airline travel, and about miles and points. Show More Summary

The Veteran Who Took the Prize

3 days agoNews : The Daily Beast

Phil Klay, who served in Iraq, talked to The Daily Beast after winning the National Book Award about the fascination of war, whether Brooklyn is ‘cancerous with novelists,’ and more.

IMPAC award longlist

The bizarre literary prize that is the International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award has announced its longlist -- 142 books, a (sort of) impressive 49 in translation, originally written in 16 languages. On the one hand, it's a neat idea...Show More Summary

British Airways Ate My Award Seats!

As part of what I like to call my "award chronicles" over at PointsPros, I had a small mishap with a booking last week. I figure if for no other reason than entertainment, there's a good takeaway here that can protect you from the same fate. A family of four was planning a trip to Europe using Chase Ultimate Rewards points. Show More Summary

Watch Ursula Le Guin's Wonderful National Book Awards Speech

3 days agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

"It's power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings."

Change Begins in Art: Ursula K. Le Guin’s Amazing NBA Acceptance Speech

We’d be remiss if we didn’t highly recommend the speech from Ursula K. Le Guin at the National Book Awards, video of which is now online (see below). Le Guin, who was honored at the ceremony with the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, invoked in her acceptance the Amazon/Hachette pricing war (recently given [...]

American Music Awards Fashion: Hits, Misses... and Whatever the Heck Bleona is Wearing

The 2014 American Music Award are in the entertaining books. One Direction and Katy Perry won big at the event. Selena Gomez cried on stage while singing about Justin Bieber. Taylor Swift set a rose on fire and went all crazy to open...Show More Summary

How To Handle A Ship – Book Review

By Jakob Pinkster The new book “Ship Handling” by Hervé Baudu is an expanded English language version of the award winning (2012 French Maritime Society Grand Prix Winner) French book [...] The post How To Handle A Ship – Book Review appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Lemony Snicket and a Series of Predictably Racist Events

Daniel Handler onstage in San Francisco in 2012. Photo by Robert Gray, via Creative Commons. After Jacqueline Woodson graciously accepted the National Book Award in young people’s literature for Brown Girl Dreaming on Wednesday night, the prestigious event’s host took the stage. Show More Summary

Who Looked More Busted At The American Music Awards? [Photos]

Hate ‘em or love ‘em? The American Music Awards Bring Out The Worst In Some Celebrities Normally Zendaya can do no wrong in our book but we would have been wrong not to include her alongside Heidi Klum, Star Jones

Lemony Snicket Author Daniel Handler Apologizes For Racist Remarks He Made At National Book awards

The man behind Lemony Snicket is making good on an apology he made after making racist remarks at the National Book Awards. Daniel Handler has added a financial pledge to his apology for a watermelon joke he made about a black author at the awards. Show More Summary

Richard Eder dies at 82; won a Pulitzer as L.A. Times book reviewer

Richard Eder, a foreign correspondent who made the unusual transition to arts critic and was awarded a 1987 Pulitzer Prize for his Los Angeles Times book reviews, died Friday at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He was 82.

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