Put A Twain On Your Next Letter
Jun23

Put A Twain On Your Next Letter

Mark Twain is being honored with a stamp in the Postal Service’s Literary Arts series. A ceremony marking the stamp’s release will be held in Hannibal, Mo., Twain’s boyhood home, on Saturday. Postal Service Board of Governors member James H. Bilbray: “Our literary tribute this year rightfully honors Mark Twain, author of one of the greatest novels in American literature and the man whom William Faulkner called ‘the first truly...

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Harry Potter Gets E-Book Release
Jun23

Harry Potter Gets E-Book Release

Harry Potter fans will finally be able to carry around the best-selling wizarding series in their hip pocket when the novels go on e-books in October. Author J.K. Rowling made the announcement during a Thursday news conference in London. The seven novels, previously available only in print and audio formats, will be made available through Pottermore, a brand new site based on the best-selling series. “I wanted to pull it back to...

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Size Matters: Cruise Is Wrong Choice
Jun14

Size Matters: Cruise Is Wrong Choice

No, no, no. Tom Cruise can not play Jack Reacher in the movies. It’s wrong. Reacher, the hero of Lee Child’s wildly popular action series, is a 6-foot-5 giant. Cruise is a midget. Deadline reported Monday that Cruise has entered talks to star as Reacher in “One Shot,” an adaptation of the Child book that McQuarrie is set to direct. Asked for comment on the casting idea, Child replied: “Reacher’s...

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JP’s List: June 2011
Jun07

JP’s List: June 2011

Best in Travel 2011 by Lonely Planet For a limited time, you can get this amazing book of the best travel ideas of the year for your iPad or iPod right here. The Glades Season 1 on DVD and Season 2 on A&E Add to cart Not since “The Closer” has a cable series introduced such a kooky cop that I just can’t get enough of. Matt Passmore is one of the reasons to keep the TV on this summer. The Royal Wedding: William...

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The Awesome List: May 2011
May19

The Awesome List: May 2011

Here are this months list of things we thought were awesome. The 2011/12 Network Upfronts Sure, we haven’t seen the pilots yet and half of these could be canceled after two episodes but we already have some favorites. Fingers crossed! “The Killing,” AMC Cable’s compelling new murder-mystery drama moves slowly, one day at a time, but that’s part of the show’s allure. “Does the Noise in My Head...

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JP’s List: May 2011
May12

JP’s List: May 2011

A Gourmet Tour of France: Legendary Restaurants from Paris to the Côte d’Azur by Gilles Pudlowski & Maurice Rougemont BOOK Flammarion In shops on 17 May Add to cart Flipping through the pages of this book is like walking through a modern art museum. The plates in France are something to behold, and books like this are a wonderful tour for those of us who don’t want to get off the couch and saunter through Homeland...

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