Brazil and the Russian city it will play in are both seeking a comeback

The Brazilian national team has a lot in common with Samara, the sprawling city of 1.2 million where the Brazilians will play in the second round of the World Cup on Monday. Both the team and the city were once great, but now find themselves trying to rekindle past glories. Brazil won two World... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Somali Authorities Shut Down Radio Station City FM, Seek to Question Owner

On December 19, police in Jowhar, the capital of Hirshabelle state, raided the privately owned City FM broadcaster, briefly detained Continue reading at Editor & Publisher

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Sethi seeks sponsors and patrons for 'storytelling centre' in inner-city Manchester

Journalist and activist Anita Sethi is founding the I Belong Here foundation to help marginalised groups find a voice through writing—including proposing a ‘Ministry of Stories’-inspired "house of stories of the North" in her old childhood home in inner-city Manchester. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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David Morrissey to star in BBC2 adaptation of Miéville's The City & The City

Fantasy writer China Miéville's 2009-published noir thriller The City & The City (Macmillan) is being adapted for a four-part BBC Two drama starring David Morrissey as Inspector Tyador Borlú. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Forget Playing With Toys: Kids Can Play With The Catalog

Get out your crayons and mobile phones. The Toys 'R Us holiday catalog drops this week. At 96 pages, "The Great Big Toys 'R Us Book of Awesome" is its biggest issue ever and includes interactive elements for the first time."The Big Book, as we call it internally, is done every year, but this is... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Miles to play Cromwell in Mantel plays

Actor Ben Miles has been cast as Thomas Cromwell in the Royal Shakespeare Company's... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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PublishNews Brazil: Amazon Opens Kiosks to Sell Kindles in Brazil

This week on PublishNews Brazil: Amazon partners with a kiosk-retailer to sell Kindles in Brazil, Kobo launches two new ereaders, 33% of Brazilians read a book last month. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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L.A. County and city libraries will reopen soon. Here's what to expect

Face masks and social distancing will be enforced. Signs will direct foot traffic, and furniture and bookshelves have been reorganized. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2021-04-16 15:00:47 UTC ]
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Neuralink monkey can now play Pong with its mind. Imagine what humans could do

It sounds like science fiction but the demonstration by Elon Musk’s neurotechnology company Neuralink is a brain-machine interface in action. Continue reading at Stuff

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Report: Russian Book Market Down 20 Percent in 2020

Publishers in Russia talk of little hope of a turnaround in 2021, describing a book market that was sliding before the pandemic. The post Report: Russian Book Market Down 20 Percent in 2020 appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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‘The Performance’ unfolds over the course of a two-act play. The fact that it works is a miracle.

Claire Thomas’s three female protagonists ponder their worries while watching Samuel Beckett’s “Happy Days.” Continue reading at The Washington Post

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House Introduces Bill Seeking $5 Billion for Library Facilities

The Build America’s Libraries Act was introduced in the House of Representatives this week by Reps. Andy Levin (D-MI) and Don Young (R-AK) and would provide $5 billion to address decades of needed repairs, updates, as well as the construction of modern library facilities in underserved and... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Russian Market Looks to Children’s Books for 2021 Growth

Some children's book publishers in Russia forecast growth in 2021, but another publisher cautions that 'oversupply' and 'low-quality books' are problematic. The post Russian Market Looks to Children’s Books for 2021 Growth appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Lawrence Ferlinghetti, poet and founder of City Lights bookshop, dies aged 101

Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San FranciscoLawrence Ferlinghetti, the poet, publisher, painter and political activist who co-founded the famous City Lights bookshop in San Francisco and became an icon of the... Continue reading at The Guardian

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True Born Englishman: did the BBC ban this Buckingham Palace play?

Peter Barnes’ monologue about a royal footman was commissioned for radio but never broadcast until now. Director Philip Franks and others unravel its mysteryThe most celebrated set of dramatic monologues for broadcasting and theatre are Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads, first performed in the 1980s.... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Rebecca Sacks’s ‘City of a Thousand Gates’ is a kaleidoscopic debut that illuminates the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Sacks is an extraordinarily gifted writer whose intelligence, compassion and skill on both the sentence and tension level rise to meet her ambition. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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How to build the city of the future, according to Ikea’s innovation lab

‘The Ideal City’ collects the most successful urban ideas from around the world, to serve as a sort of cookbook of best practices for city leaders. By the end of the century, if cities continue to grow at current rates, the world’s urban space may expand by 618,000 square miles—the equivalent... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2021-02-03 07:00:40 UTC ]
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Seeking sanctuary

I have Triplegic Cerebral Palsy, which means that even before schools and offices closed due to the pandemic, I was categorised as at higher, moderate risk on the government website. I immediately chose to shield. As a disabled person, I was aware if I contracted the coronavirus, my already... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Citi sticks with Justin Thomas and Twitter asks users to flag misinformation: Tuesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.  'Party in the U.S.A. '  Good morning! Remember last week when we reported... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Influx Press signs Brazil's Queer Happiness

Influx Press has signed Whatever Happened to Queer Happiness?, a book mixing essays, biography and autobiography by Kevin Brazil. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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