A brilliant glimpse of every lightsaber that matters

“Star Wars: The Lightsaber Collection” offers a brief history of the weapons and their wielders. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-10-20 16:25:06 UTC ]
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It doesn't matter if collusion is a crime. All that matters is how the House reacts

Charter, which operates as Spectrum since its 2016 merger with Time Warner Cable, is in hot water with New York regulators. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-08-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Faber to publish Black British Lives Matter essay collection with Henry and Ryder

Faber is to publish Black British Lives Matter, a collection of essays commissioned by Lenny Henry and Marcus Ryder. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-07-03 12:11:51 UTC ]
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RSL reveals Literature Matters Awards winners

The Royal Society of Literature (RSL) has announced the winners of its Literature Matters Awards, providing financial support for new projects. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-29 11:11:30 UTC ]
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Mentoring matters

I set up The Middle Way Mentoring Project, a two year professional development scheme, to support early-career writers take the next step in their writing career. Through my work managing a small press I met plenty of ‘nearly there’ writers who weren’t able to take the next step. These writers... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-04-20 21:18:59 UTC ]
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Melissa Febos’s ‘Girlhood’ brilliantly illuminates how women are conditioned to be complicit in their own exploitation

Over the course of eight essays with poignant illustrations by Forsyth Harmon, Febos interrogates the strength, savvy and vulnerabilities of girlhood. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-03-28 12:00:00 UTC ]
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How We Planned Our Very First Virtual Bookstore Event in a Matter of Hours

One of the biggest books of this past plague year was Erik Larson’s The Splendid and the Vile. The success of the book is no surprise, Larson’s books are perennial bestsellers and he’s a hell of a storyteller. But the core narrative, the perseverance of the British people in the face of Nazi... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2021-03-12 09:50:38 UTC ]
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Cat, dog... does it really matter?

If I were to condense this comment piece into a poem, it might go like this: on the joys of reading a book (of poetry) in its original language for World Book Day Even in those four lines (as in all poetry) there is so much to unpack! Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-04 07:11:51 UTC ]
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Hodder Studios pre-empts Bonner's 'brilliantly addictive' debut thriller

Hodder Studios has pre-empted two books from Sarah Bonner, including her debut novel Her Perfect Twin, described as an "original, compelling and propulsive" thriller.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-03-01 10:16:58 UTC ]
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Barefoot Bookseller | 'It’s not for the faint-hearted, but it’s an amazing opportunity and a brilliant job'

Back in 2018, an advert for what seemed like the perfect job for book lovers went viral after Sonu Shivdasani, founder of Soneva luxury holiday resorts, and Philip Blackwell, c.e.o. of Ultimate Library—a company that creates bespoke book collections for hotels and private clients—came up with... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-02-25 23:24:10 UTC ]
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When Black kids – shut out from the whitewashed world of children's literature – took matters into their own hands

At the turn of the 20th century, with few children's books featuring Black characters, one young editor implored his peers to 'Let us make the world know that we are living.' Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2021-02-05 13:08:13 UTC ]
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Ethan Hawke turns his acting experience — and past infidelities — into brilliant fiction

The recycled gossip is tiresome, but what’s most irritating about “A Bright Ray of Darkness” is that it’s really good. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-02-02 14:00:00 UTC ]
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This gorgeous new children’s book celebrates Black Lives Matter

“As a graphic designer, we can play a role in standing up for something.” During the protests for racial justice this past summer and over the past few years, Black Lives Matter became a movement and rallying cry, a message of optimism and hope, and a simple statement of affirmation: the lives... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2021-01-19 08:00:06 UTC ]
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'Brilliantly funny' debut of Avon's Ellie Pilcher to Hodder Studio

Hodder Studio has acquired a "brilliantly funny" romantic comedy from Avon marketing manager Ellie Pilcher: What Planet Can I Blame This On?    Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2021-01-14 08:24:39 UTC ]
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James Comey explains the values of the justice system, and why they matter

The ex-FBI director says his book is part of a larger effort to rebuild institutions after Trump. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2021-01-08 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Black History Matters scoops 2020 ALCS Educational Writers' Award

Black History Matters: The Story of Black History, From African Kingdoms to Black Lives Matter by historian Robin Walker has been crowned the winner of the 2020 ALCS Educational Writers’ Award. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-12-09 12:12:03 UTC ]
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Lucy Jago | 'It really mattered to me that I didn’t play fast and loose with the facts'

In 1615, a sensational public murder trail took place  in London. The victim, courtier and poet Sir Thomas Overbury, had died in 1613 while a prisoner in the Tower of London, but his death was only investigated two years later as wild rumours swirled around the court of James I. The whispers... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-10 17:39:33 UTC ]
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Ruth Coker Burks | 'I wanted the [victims] to be counted, to have their lives matter'

"They'd put a big red plastic bag over the entire door, and all his food trays were on the floor outside. And then the nurses started drawing straws to choose who would have to go in there and check on him.” On Zoom, Ruth Coker Burks is reliving the moment in 1984 when, while visiting a friend... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-11-09 02:29:37 UTC ]
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Reading Nicole Krauss’s ‘To Be a Man’ feels like talking all night with a brilliant friend

Krauss’s four previous novels proved she’s a writer’s writer; her new story collection cements her reputation. Continue reading at The Washington Post

[ The Washington Post | 2020-11-05 14:31:07 UTC ]
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Hay Festival’s Difficult Autumn: Two Separate Matters

In two unresolved cases that have come to light recently, the highly regarded Hay Festival finds itself dealing with sensitive allegations from within its ranks. By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Challenging Developments rom many vantage points, no international literary... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2020-10-29 17:32:33 UTC ]
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