Three ways Stan Lee helped create the modern superhero movie

By the time the Marvel Cinematic Universe experienced its Big Bang with the 2008 smash “Iron Man,” Stan Lee had long since retired from official duties at Marvel, settling into a role as a revered spiritual grandfather to the comic book world, as close to a flesh-and-blood superhero as fans could... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-11-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Create and sell an e-book for just $25 this January

If you’re looking for more ways to earn an income or diversify revenue streams, e-books are a great avenue. You don’t need to be an expert, either. With My AI eBook Creation Pro, you can create premium e-books in a matter of clicks without the writing or design expertise. Powered by... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2024-01-10 08:00:00 UTC ]
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Encyclopedia Britannica once published a catalogue of humanity’s ‘102 Great Ideas’ – and it created more questions than answers

Mid-century encyclopaedias claimed the power to decide what counted as knowledge and what didn’t – much as online publishing platforms and social media companies do today. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2024-01-09 17:02:30 UTC ]
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Beware the ‘botshit’: why generative AI is such a real and imminent threat to the way we live | André Spicer

Unless checks are put in place, citizens and voters may soon face AI-generated content that bears no relation to realityAndré Spicer is professor of organisational behaviour at the Bayes Business School at City, University of LondonDuring 2023, the shape of politics to come appeared in a video.... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2024-01-03 12:00:01 UTC ]
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We Need Your Help: Support Lit Hub, Become a Member

Dear Lit Hub Reader, We need your help. For the past decade, Literary Hub has brought you the best of the book world for free—no paywall. Now, as one of the last independent book-focused publications on the internet, we want to cover an even larger part of that world. Because of you, Lit Hub has […] Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-12-15 08:22:22 UTC ]
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Penguin Random House Acquires Self-Help Publisher Hay House

Hay House, founded by the late Louise Hay and acquired by Penguin Random House, has offices in Australia, India, the States, and UK. The post Penguin Random House Acquires Self-Help Publisher Hay House appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2023-12-13 03:58:01 UTC ]
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Strange Scrawls, by Connor Lee McLean

Strange Scrawls, by Connor Lee McLean Creative Nonfiction [email protected] Tue, 12/12/2023 - 16:11 Photo courtesy of the authorReading a secondhand copy of Nicholson Baker’s The Mezzanine, a reader encounters another consciousness in the... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2023-12-12 22:11:51 UTC ]
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California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick opens up and performs at the L.A. Times Book Club

On Dec. 12, California Poet Laureate Lee Herrick talks about life on the road at the L.A. Times Book Club. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-12-12 20:24:33 UTC ]
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2023 in books: Protests, bannings and the rise of AI helped shape the story of publishing

The publishing world made plenty of news in 2023, but not only because of the books themselves Continue reading at ABC News

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Should Historical Fiction Have Modern Sensibilities, Or Stick To Its Time?

Should historical fiction stick to the views and opinions of the time, or provide a modern perspective? Here are the pros and cons. Continue reading at Book Riot

[ Book Riot | 2023-12-05 11:31:00 UTC ]
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Christopher Paolini Wanted a Job Involving Dragons, So He Created One

Paolini, a best-selling author of young adult fantasy novels, has a new book out, “Murtagh.” In it, he returns to the world of “Eragon” and the adventures he began creating as a teenager. Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2023-12-02 10:02:30 UTC ]
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Mastering PDFs: How to create, convert, and search

When it comes to preserving any type of document in a format that anyone can later open and be sure it looks right, it’s hard to beat the PDF format. PDF, or portable document format, was developed by Adobe in the early 1990s to make it easy to share formatted documents regardless of the... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2023-11-29 11:30:00 UTC ]
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Farah Ali Fictionalizes the Ways Poverty Shapes the Ebbs and Flows of Relationships

Farah Ali’s debut novel The River, The Town is a haunting portrait of lives relegated to the margins by capitalism and its resulting byproduct: the inequitable distribution of resources. The world of the novel centers two places, the Town and the City, and the narrative focus, in typical... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2023-11-20 12:01:00 UTC ]
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Roli Seaboard Rise 2 review: I wish I had a horror movie to score

I am, primarily, a guitarist. Dabbling in keys and synths has always felt a bit unnatural from a physical standpoint. A keyboard doesn’t respond the way a fretted instrument does. This isn’t surprising, nor is it a bad thing. It’s just not what I’m used to. The better... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2023-11-10 15:00:28 UTC ]
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Stephanie Land on the Routine That Helped Her Write Her New Book in a Month

Stephanie Land’s new book, Class: A Memoir of Motherhood, Hunger, and Higher Education, is out today, so we asked her a few questions about her routine, writing advice, and how she deals with writers block. Who do you most wish would read your book? Anyone who has authority over a person who... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-11-07 09:50:56 UTC ]
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Pantheons of the Past in the Present: A Reading List of Modern African Books Based on Mythology

Every society, civilization and culture has mythologies and cosmologies; they make up a corpus of ancient and sacred narratives that help give meaning to the world. Passed down through generations, myths educate and clarify our place in a world full of things and forces that are larger than us.... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

[ Literrary Hub | 2023-11-03 08:30:51 UTC ]
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Goodreads Asks Users to Help Combat ‘Review Bombing’

In an October 30 message, Goodreads officials urged users to report activity designed to “harass readers or authors, or attempt to artificially deflate or inflate the overall rating” of books. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Up in smokes: Daily Tele’s taxpayer-funded ciggies help Labor minister destroy travel card | The Weekly Beast

News Corp reporter bought a pink doughnut, a soft drink and tobacco as part of a NSW government endorsed media stunt. Plus: cartoonists go their own wayFollow our Australia news live blog for latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastWhat happens when... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2023-11-03 02:06:22 UTC ]
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Stephanie Land's new memoir takes 'Maid' readers to school — not always in a good way

Stephanie Land's second memoir, 'Class,' a sequel to her blockbuster debut, 'Maid,' follows her journey to get an education — and holds readers at a distance. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2023-10-31 10:00:21 UTC ]
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Dancing with the Goddess and Drawing Down the Moon: A Reading List for Modern Witches

When I encounter the question “are you a Witch?” my first response is always, “who is asking, and why?” Perhaps there never has been a more loaded noun in the English language. Depending on who is asking, it can be a compliment. Or preamble to torture. Despite its crowded dictionary entry,... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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