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Comic Book Questions Answered – What is a Baldy Award?

What, exactly, is the Baldy Award? Find out in the latest edition of Comic Book Questions Answered!

Grammy Preview: The Actual Best Albums Of 2015

Hey, the Grammys are no better or worse than the Oscars or the Emmys or the National Book Awards. They rarely pick your actual favorite album/movie/TV show/book of the year. But give them credit: for the last few years, out of the nominations...Show More Summary

15.05 – MU Podcast

Award winning science journalist Jo Marchant joins us this week to discuss her new book ‘Cure‘ and the science of mind over body. From the placebo effect to mindfulness meditation, Cure examines the powerful effect our thoughts, emotions and beliefs can have on our health. We also feature...

How To Book Star Alliance Awards Using SPG’s Newest Partner & The Award Sweet Spots

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to book Star Alliance awards using SPG's newest transfer partner and some of the sweet spots available! The post How To Book Star Alliance Awards Using SPG’s Newest Partner & The Award Sweet Spots appeared first on Running with Miles.

Lisa Lucas Takes The Reins At The National Book Foundation

2 days agoNews : The Two-Way

Lucas is the third executive director in the history of the foundation, which runs the National Book Awards. Her priority? Inclusivity: "Everyone is either a reader or a potential reader," she says.

Poet Ross Gay is on a roll: He talks gardens and gratitude

Ross Gay is on a roll. His third poetry collection, “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” is currently in the running for the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry, and was a finalist for the National Book Award and the NAACP Image Award. The...

You Could Win All 6 Mind-Blowing Finalists for the Philip K. Dick Award

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Philip K. Dick Award celebrates the best science fiction books released first in paperback form. That combination of excellence and skipping the fancy hardcover edition tends to favor books that are unusual, edgy, or published by smaller houses. And you can win all six of this year’s finalists. Read more...

Win all six books nominated for this year's Philip K Dick Award

3 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Philip K Dick Award is given to the best paperback original each year (past winners include Tim Powers' Anubis Gates, Rudy Rucker's Wetware, William Gibson's Neuromancer and Meg Elison's The Book of the Unnamed Midwife). (more…)

Fox Tooth Heart: A Chat with John McManus

Let it be known that John McManus writes like the love child of Denis Johnson and Joy Williams. The youngest ever winner of the prestigious Whiting Award and author of two previous books of short stories and one novel, McManus recently published his long awaited story collection Fox Tooth Heart to widespread critical acclaim. Show More Summary

The 2016 Audie Award Finalists for Fantasy

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

The Audie Awards are the big award in audio books, celebrating both the words of the author and the performances of the readers. Having won this award myself with Wil Wheaton, I can assure you it’s a thrill to be a finalist with your audiobook reader and even more fun to win. This year I’m […]

Review – The Truth Commissioner – can he deliver truth, healing and closure?

3 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The Truth Commissioner had its world première screening in front of a paying audience in the Queen’s Film Theatre on Monday 1 February as part of their Made in Britain season. The adaptation of David Park’s award winning book (reviewed) examines some of the complexity of the legacy issues Northern Ireland has yet to fully more...

Book of the Year Awards in Iran

I can't seem to be able to find any mention of local fiction winners, but in the Theran Times they report Asghar Farhadi's collection wins Iran's Book of the Year Award (that would be in the screenplay category), where they also mention...Show More Summary

Is Traveling To The Maldives Worth It?

With Christmas, New Years, and the most popular week to vacation about 11 months out, I know many readers are in the midst of choosing their destinations and booking their award tickets before they’re gone. I likewise know that many hope and dream to go somewhere as remote and exquisite as the Maldives but are hesitant for one reason or another. Show More Summary

Principles for Booking Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Awards

A week ago I wrote about Singapore Airlines Krisflyer as a great transfer partner, a great miles repository. You still earn 1 mile per mile flown on nearly all United fares when crediting United flights to Singapore Airlines. And Singapore Airlines Krisflyer is a transfer partner of Chase, American Express, Citibank, and Starwood. Show More Summary

Young Blood

Everyone should read this extremely important interview with Matt Gallagher and Phil Klay, two talented writers who are also veterans of the Iraq war. Klay won the National Book Award in 2014 for his collection Redeployment–even Obama loved it. From drone strikes to PTSD to finding purpose after war, this interview covers a lot of bases. Phil […]

Writing Award-Winning Thrillers, Co-Writing And Going Hybrid With Rebecca Cantrell

Selling lots of books and winning literary awards can sometimes be mutually exclusive, but today’s guest has managed both, so I’m thrilled to be talking to Rebecca Cantrell. In the intro I give my own writing update and talk about my progress on Destroyer of Worlds. In publishing news, there are rumors of Amazon opening […]

Take The Flag Down Missisissippi! Actress Aunjanue Ellis Protests Confederate Flag With Image Awards Dress

Actress Protests Mississippi Flag At NAACP Awards Major props go out to “Book of Negroes” actress Aunjanue Ellis who looked stunning at the NAACP Image Awards on Friday, but she also spread an important message with her white dress, which

EPL Results: Updated Premier League Table, Odds After Saturday's Week 25 Scores

Leicester City booked a massive 3-1 win over Manchester City during Saturday's Premier League action, and the oddsmakers took note, awarding the Foxes with the top odds to win the title after Week 25. Per Oddschecker.com, virtually all...Show More Summary

10 Gorgeous Gowns from the NAACP Image Awards (PHOTOS)

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. The stars were out in full force at the 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards last night, and did they ever shine! Honoring diversity and excellence in films, TV, music and books, the night featured performances...Show More Summary

See Every Gorgeous Arrival at the NAACP Image Awards

Hollywood kept the award season glamour coming on Friday when it hit the red carpet to celebrate the NAACP Image Awards. The annual event, which honors the achievements of people of color in films, music, books and television shows, drew out an all-star cast. Show More Summary

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