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To many, Donald Trump may seem like something right out of a comic book - and we're not talking about a superhero here. And though one could argue that Trump is modelling his reign on Doctor Doom, the soon to be President is…
01.21 / 02:03
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Rural Southern Minnesota, 2007; the local high school is putting on a Shakespeare production."Nothing suicidal," says the principal.Fledgling hipster English teacher Peter Lund chooses Macbeth. Peter's been dragged to…
01.21 / 01:22
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Over the last two decades, Argentina’s rural communities have reported skyrocketing rates of birth abnormalities, miscarriages and cancer. In the same period, genetically modified soy has blanketed the region, helped along by copious pesticides. GM soy arrived in Argentina in 1996 and ac…
01.20 / 15:09
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Notable readings for the week include appearances by Michael Eric Dyson, Michael Lewis and a musical celebration of the works of Daniel James Brown, Jennie Shortridge and Jim…
01.20 / 13:08
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The free reading series has hosted more than 100 authors since it began in…
01.20 / 12:32
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The best pop songs start out like something you want and then build up to something so much…
01.20 / 12:14
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The estates of Arthur C. Clarke, Jack Kerouac, Truman Capote and Ernest Hemingway have filed a copyright lawsuit against Fredrik Colting and his wife, Melissa Medina, for releasing illustrated children’s books based on those authors’ wor…
01.20 / 02:06
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Elton John isn’t going. Moby declined. Dozens of Democrats, including civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, will not be attending Donald Trump’s inauguration. And now, legions of home viewers are following suit, boycotting the Friday event by changing the channel on their televisions or simply tur…
01.20 / 01:52
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For Wez van der Linde growing up gay was one challenge, but being Christian was something different …
01.20 / 00:16
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For Wez van der Linde growing up gay was one challenge but being Christian was something different …
01.19 / 22:55
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Laurie Frankel’s novel “This is How It Always Is” tells the story of a Wisconsin family whose life changes when the fifth boy decides that he is really a girl. Frankel discusses her book Jan. 24 at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co…
01.19 / 18:07
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“Homesick for Another World” Ottessa Moshfegh Penguin Press: 304 pp., $26 That sound you hear? Packs of barking dogs, screaming sirens echoing through the hallowed halls of the literary patriarchy? That’s Ottessa Moshfegh and her debut collection of stories, “Homesick for Another World” setting…
01.19 / 15:22
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As he says in his memoir: ‘This is the good stuff you just don’t get from the guy from Nic…
01.19 / 13:53
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Book Talk The Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County's Four Seasons Author Series luncheon presents Tampa Bay Times environmental writer Craig Pittman (Oh, Florida! How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country) in conversation with Times book editor Colette Bancroft…
01.19 / 13:27
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Notable Out of the past Fans of historical fiction will want to check out these three new…
01.19 / 13:26
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Nightstand Georgia Hunter She was a teenager when she learned she came from a family of Holocaust survivors. Ever since, Hunter, 38, has felt a desire to both explore and share her family's history. After years of compiling memories from relatives and traveling thousands of miles, to France, Brazil, Poland and beyond,…
01.19 / 13:25
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We can't help but continue to be entranced by the story that Princess Leia and Han Solo had a real life…
01.18 / 22:09
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Other finalists include Yaa Gyasi, Colson Whitehead, and Minnesota-reared writers Hope Jahren and Michael…
01.18 / 18:52
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NAME: "Facebook for Seniors: Connect With Friends and Family in 12 Easy Lessons," by Carrie, Chris and Cheryl Ewin (No Starch Press, 332 pp., $24.95) WHAT: An easy-to-follow guide for … Click to Continue…
01.18 / 17:00
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The next time you’re stuck in gridlock on the 405 listening to an audiobook, squint past the guard rails and mini malls:  There’s a chance that book was recorded mere exits away. Behind a wrought-iron gate in a residential area of Northridge, Deyan Audio Services sits on what looks like a coun…
01.18 / 15:19
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