Shia LaBeouf admits Daniel Clowes' uncredited work was 'inspiration'

Actor Shia LaBeouf posted the short film he directed, "HowardCantour.com," online Monday. Hours after, comic book fans began noticing the work bore a resemblance to Daniel Clowes' "Justin M. Damiano."Actor Shia LaBeouf posted the short film he directed and screened at Cannes, "HowardCantour.com," online Monday. The short stars Jim Gaffigan as a unhappy film critic who opts for a harsh critique of one of his heroes for reasons that are more personal than artistic. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

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Religion Scholars Work to Inspire Positive Change

Scholars scour religious texts and teachings for a better way forward in new books from academic publishers. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-11-05 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Three Short Works of Literature That Can Inspire You to Fight Climate Change

Libia Brenda, Hannah Onoguwe, and Vandana Singh recommend two short stories and a poem that can help you think differently about climate change. Continue reading at Slate

[ Slate | 2021-08-27 13:00:00 UTC ]
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Inspired Selection named best company to work for at IRP Awards

Inspired Search & Selection has been named the best small company to work for at the Institute of Recruitment Professionals annual awards. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Kiwi that inspired Daniel Mallory's The Woman in the Window

When it was still a manuscript, The Woman in the Window inspired a publishers' bidding frenzy, reportedly earning its author Daniel Mallory a seven-figure advance. Film rights were optioned and it has now topped The New York Times bestseller list. Daniel Mallory (aka AJ Finn) talks to Stephen... Continue reading at Stuff

[ Stuff | 2018-03-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Working Partners brings in Karen Ball to work with publishers

Karen Ball has joined Working Partners as the company's first head of UK sales.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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They worked at Apple, Amazon and Lyft. Now they're working to get you stoned

One person suggested Amazon bookstores should replace public libraries. Readers disagreed. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Can ‘Deep Work’ Really Work for You?

Cal Newport’s recent book champions the virtues of dedicated time for uninterrupted thinking. But can the perpetually overtasked modern worker make “deep work” a reality? Continue reading at [email protected]

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Cat People, Riposte and Works that Work: the niche world of indie magazines

Mainstream mags may be shutting down, but specialist publishing has never been in healthier shape. So which magazines should you be subscribing to?While mainstream magazines are seeing sales fall, and long-standing titles such as Loaded are printing their final issues, the world of niche,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Is Work Replacing Religion in America?

Ethnographer Carolyn Chen draws on research conducted in the Silicon Valley to argue why the workplace is increasingly replacing houses of worship and how some tech giants have appropriated religious language and culture in her new book, ‘Work, Pray, Code.' Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2021-12-08 05:00:00 UTC ]
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I write ‘women’s commercial fiction’ –why is my work still seen as inferior to men’s? | Emma Hughes

A recent roundup of the ‘best books of 2021’ had every possible genre of novel – with the unsurprising exception of romanceIn the four months since my first novel came out, I’ve had the same conversation probably a dozen times.“What’s it about?” a well-meaning stranger will ask. “Well,” I’ll... Continue reading at The Guardian

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A documentary about Anthony Broadwater’s exoneration, called Unlucky, is in the works.

Yesterday, a footnote to an op-ed in the LA Times revealed that Red Badge Films is now producing a documentary about Anthony Broadwater’s conviction and then exoneration of Alice Sebold’s rape, called Unlucky. Red Badge Films is helmed by Tim Mucciante, previously the executive producer for the... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Inspired by real-life murderers, Dostoevsky wrote a new kind of novel

“Crime and Punishment” was a turning point for the Russian writer — and for literature. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Way We Work: Business and Personal Finance Books 2021

Covid-19 has irrevocably redefined the phrase “office space,” and new books assess what it means for the future of employment. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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‘True Grit’ is a modern classic, but it’s not the only great work by Charles Portis

I binge-read Portis’s books — “Norwood,” “The Dog of the South” and more. They offered just the lift I needed. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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10 Inspirational Guides to Healing the Planet

Kinari Webb, author of the new book, 'Guardians of the Trees,' recommends 10 books that will make you believe change is possible. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Atlantic signs 'punchy and provocative' Taxi Driver-inspired debut by Guns

Atlantic Fiction has acquired Your Driver Is Waiting, the debut novel by Priya Guns, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s classic film "Taxi Driver". Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Working Class Writers' Festival seeks publisher sponsorship for 2022

The Working Class Writers' Festival is urging publishers to demonstrate their commitment to diversity by investing in sponsorship for next year's event.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Publishers test hybrid working as Faber extends transition to April 2022

Publishers are settling into hybrid models of working this winter with many still reluctant to “mandate set days” while Faber has delayed a full return until April 2022. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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How Vincent van Gogh’s Favorite Works of French Literature Influenced His Art and Identity

Vincent van Gogh loved writers as much as he loved painters. It was partly by immersing himself in literature that Van Gogh developed the singular, elegant voice that makes his letters such an important literary achievement. This immersion also helped give him an ability to describe so... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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