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The MLA conducted a poll in which librarians around the United Kingdom were asked one question, "Which book should every adult read before they die?"

Topic: Books To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The Bible The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by JRR Tolkien 1984 by George Orwell A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens From Here's the full list. Reddit : books

Texas A&M Libraries Receives Five Millionth Volume, A First-Edition Of The Hobbit

Topic: Academic Libraries Texas A&M University Libraries today acquired its five millionth volume, a rare first-edition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s 1937 classic The Hobbit—a gift from award-winning sci-fi/fantasy author George R.R. Martin, creator...Show More Summary

Candy-Hauling Man Used 'James Bond' Device To Hide License From Toll Booth: Cops

10 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

Pablo Ortega (Reuters) - A trucker accused of using a James Bond-style retractable bumper to evade a $95 toll on the George Washington Bridge has been charged with using burglary tools, police said on Thursday. Hauling a load of candy...Show More Summary

Saturday Art: George Bellows

One of the best regarded American realist painters of the past century, George Bellows was a promising athlete from Columbus, Ohio, who chose to follow a life as an artist and achieved renown for his honest portrayal of urban life. Bellows...Show More Summary

Weights from Syracuse, NY

21 hours agoSports / Boxing : FightNews.com

By Boxing Bob Newman Martez Potter 159 vs. Ahmed Tuba 159.6 Aleem Whitfield 194.6 vs. Eric George 195 Chad Hayden 167.4 vs. Francisco Cruz 163 Mikey Rycraft 166.8 vs. Vincent Brown 167 Jimmy Garcia 154.4 vs. Jonathan Jeter 154 Tony … Continue reading ? The post Weights from Syracuse, NY appeared first on Boxing News.

Highlights of 2014  ARTLOG looks back at some of its favorite...

22 hours agoArts : Artlog Blog

Highlights of 2014  ARTLOG looks back at some of its favorite images and posts from 2014. Let us know your favorites and most importantly have a Happy New Year! 1. Ryan Travis Christian 2. Farley Aguilar 3. Pawel Althamer 4. George W. Bush 5. Kara Walker 6. Nick Cave 7. Jacob Hashimoto     8. Theo Jansen 9. Anila Quayyum Agha 10. Isa  Genzken   - Manish Vora

The world's worst contract

yesterdayHumor / odd : Kottke.org

In 1997, Max-Hervé George's father bought a unique policy from a French insurance company that functions like Grays Sports Almanac from Back to the Future II, only for financial markets. The policy allows George to invest in investment...Show More Summary

A Profile of George Lois, The Iconic Advertising Art Director Some Consider the Real-Life Don Draper From ‘Mad Men’

yesterdayHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

In a recent video piece for Vice, Gianna Toboni meets and profiles George Lois (previously), the iconic advertising art director that some people consider the real-life equivalent of Mad Men character Don Draper. The piece looks at Lois’ career, some of his best-known work, and the controversy that still surrounds it.

Avant garde pianist and great 20th century commuications nerd

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

This week, ABC Australia is running a radio documentary about George Antheil, with extensive audio excerpts and an essay online. Originally from New Jersey, the composer was obsessed with machines, player pianos, the technology of music reproduction, modernity. Read the rest

One French investor has an unbelievable 'magic ticket' that is turning him into a billionaire without any risk

One French investor owns a financial contract so good that most people wouldn't believe it exists. It gave him 68.6% returns every year from 1997 to 2007, and he is exposed to almost no risk at all. That man is Max-Hervé George, whoShow More Summary

Paul George can lead the Pacers to the playoffs

The Pacers are playing well and their superstar's return from injury is on the horizon. The league's two hottest teams are the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, which shouldn't surprise anyone who follows the NBA. That...Show More Summary

Watch Episode 2 of Paul George ‘The Road Back’ (VIDEO)

Indiana Pacers All-Star forward Paul George continues to push hard in his rehab from a gruesome leg injury last summer, and though there’s been talk about him possibly suiting up The post Watch Episode 2 of Paul George ‘The Road Back’ (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Adventures in Interior Design: Artist Packs His 275-Square-Foot Studio with Bright Patterns

Small apartments come in all stripes?from pared-down to positively barren to downright whimsical)?but few are as wildly decorated as this one is. New York magazine's Wendy Goodman toured artist George Venson's Chinatown studio, which clocks in at 275 square...

3 Years Since Trayvon Martin's Killing, Stand Your Ground Laws Are Alive And Well In America

On the night of February 26, 2012 — three years ago today — police responded to several 911 calls from The Retreat at Twin Lakes, a gated community in Sanford, Florida. They arrived on the scene two minutes after George Zimmerman fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. Show More Summary

12 Facts You Might Not Know About Babe Ruth

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. George Herman “Babe" Ruth is, without a doubt, the most famous, beloved and mythical baseball player of all-time. Show More Summary

Paul George's Road Back: Preparing for the Return Ep. 2

On Aug. 1, 2014, Paul George suffered a traumatic leg injury on live television playing for Team USA during a scrimmage. The game was canceled from that point, and Paul's basketball career has been on hold as he recovers from surgery...Show More Summary

Seven simple rules for storming the court

In 1995, No. 1 Massachusetts visited Smith Center to play my George Washington Colonials. President Bill Clinton made the short trip from the White House for the game. The Colonials won, and the court was stormed. I fell and hurt my knee on my way from the stands to the court, but I was a […]

This letter from George Washington marks the birth of American espionage

A letter written by George Washington to one of his closest confidants more than 200 years ago served as the launching point for a spy network that played a critical role in the American Revolution. The letter, which is currently onShow More Summary

Last Word

George Galloway is an odious little man with an inflated opinion of himself, but he was cut down to size when he tried to bait Hugo Rifkind on Twitter over his father's fall from grace in the latest cash for access scandal at Westminster. Show More Summary

O'Reilly Accused of Lying About JFK-Linked Suicide

Another dramatic episode from Bill O'Reilly's past has been called into question by former colleagues. In his 2012 book Killing Kennedy, O'Reilly says that he was on George de Mohrenschild's doorstep in Palm Beach, Florida in March, 1977, ready to "confront" the friend of Lee Harvey Oswald, when "he heard...

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