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Library Tosses My Book, 'God Less America'

I received a Facebook message the other day from one of my readers in Cordova, Alaska.

Year of the Artist, Day 329: Joe Madureira, Part 1 – Marvel Comics Presents #89 and #92

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Joe Madureira, and the issues are Marvel Comics Presents #89 and #92, which were published by Marvel and are cover dated November and December 1991. Enjoy! According to everything I can find, the story Madureira drew […]

Former ballerina offers exercises and stretches to make you ‘look .?.?. younger’

5 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

Of course you are skeptical of the promise in “Aging Backwards: Reverse the Aging Process and Look 10 Years Younger in 30 Minutes a Day.” But inside this book there’s an appealing mix of advice and exercises that looks like maybe not quite a fountain of youth but something that could do a body good. Read full article >>

How Much Did Goldman Sachs Make For Losing Muammar Gaddafi $1.2 Billion?

The bank’s about to ‘fess up to its profits on the “worthless” (or not so worthless?) derivatives it sold to Libya’s former “Brotherly Leader.” Goldman will disclose its margin, profit and loss from the day the trades were booked as well as a month later. Show More Summary

PR Stunt of the Day: Author Sends Lamb Chop Into Space

7 hours agoOdd : The Daily What

We can land on a comet, but we haven't yet sent a hunk of meat into space? What's the deal NASA? To promote the release of his new book "Meatspace," author Nikesh Shukla attached a tandoori lamb chop to a weather balloon, rigged with...Show More Summary

To survive in the U.S., Chinese bookstores evolve way beyond books

16 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

At World Books on Atlantic Boulevard, Lily Li picks up the phone to transact one of her first sales of the day.

Symbiont By Mira Grant

It’s not every day that I’m all excited about a tapeworm zombie apocalypse, but I’ve been looking forward to Mira Grant’s book Symbiont for a year, and when a copy landed on my front porch I did quite a dance of joy. This book did not meet all of my lofty expectations, but it was... Continue reading ?

SKIN GAME: BOOK REVIEW

Skin Game (Dresden Files #15)Written by: Jim ButcherPaperback: 454 pagesPublisher: Roc HardcoverLanguage: EnglishMay 2014Genre: Urban Fantasy/Series Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is about to have a very bad day…....Show More Summary

Year of the Artist, Day 328: Erik Larsen, Part 5 – Savage Dragon #199

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Erik Larsen, and the issue is Savage Dragon #199, which was published by Image and is cover dated October 2014. Plus, just for the fun of it, I included a few scans from Popgun volume 1, […]

Brewers' Marks and Standards In 1500s and 1600s Norwich

You can drown in all this some days. I came across this passage in a book called A Comprehensive History of Norwich by A. D. Bayne published in 1869: Brewers, we discover, had especial symbols of their own, which they registered when...Show More Summary

What Children’s Books Do You Hold Close To Your Heart? And Some New Ones to Add to the List

Children’s books have a funny way of sticking around in our minds and in our hearts. They catch us in our earliest days of reading, and they’re often beautifully poignant, sweet, or sad in ways that adult books struggle and fail to capture. Some children’s books stay with us forever. I’m thinking about books like […]

The Books We're Thankful For

When it comes to Thanksgiving, librarians enjoy pumpkin pie and the Thanksgiving Day Parade as much as the next person. But it should come as no surprise that for the librarians at The New York Public Library, one of the things they're...Show More Summary

Published This Day (1859): The Origin of The Species

My Greatest Adventure #68 From Today In Science History:In 1859, The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection was published in England to great acclaim. In this groundbreaking book by British naturalist Charles Darwin, he argued...Show More Summary

So when should you book that flight? The truth about airline prices

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

How airlines price tickets is a source of many myths and urban legends. These include tips about the best day of the week to buy a ticket, last-minute discounts offered by the airlines, and the conspiracy theories suggesting that the carriers use cookies to increase prices for their passengers....

TaxProf Blog Weekend Roundup

Saturday: Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This The IRS Scandal, Day 562 Sunday: Tax-Free Buyouts of Coaches' Contracts Muller:...

Street style tip of the day: Seeing sequins

Finding beauty in nature is easy in Los Angeles-the endless greenery and topography is something out of a color-by-number picture book. You can twirl endlessly in a chiffon dress on top of a hill overlooking the ocean-but what does it all mean? Now those gritty streets of Hollywood... Show More Summary

Year of the Artist, Day 327: Erik Larsen, Part 4 – Amazing Spider-Man #335

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Erik Larsen, and the issue is Amazing Spider-Man #335 (plus a few cameos from other issues), which was published by Marvel and is cover dated July 1990. Enjoy! Larsen took over the penciling gig on Amazing […]

A New Book has Opened in the Aftermath of a Teen Cleared of Attempted Murder

Supporters of Tomayo McDuffy call on the City to ensure his accuser never "sees" the light of day. The post A New Book has Opened in the Aftermath of a Teen Cleared of Attempted Murder appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Barcelona Release Video of Lionel Messi Watching Tribute for His Goals Record

On Saturday, Lionel Messi etched his name in La Liga's record books by becoming Spain's all-time leading goalscorer. As such, tributes poured in for the Argentine superstar in the aftermath. The day after the Camp Nou party, Barcelona...Show More Summary

Spirit of the Union 2014

Dubai Executive Council, has directed the prompt implementation of a new art and cultural project, entitled ‘Our Journey’, marking the UAE’s 43rd National Day celebrations. Expected to enter Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s longest graffiti, ‘Our Journey’ is 2,180 metres long and will be executed by the Crown Prince Office in collaboration […]

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