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  • Novelist Rachel Kushner and more book events for the week ahead 17 Jan 2020 21:53 Los Angeles Times The transformative power of literature is on full display at this week’s book events. Beyond the Edge of the World continues at Clockshop, Writers Resist returns to Venice, two novelists read their work and a new book can help kick start your New Year’s …
  • 13 podcasts you can’t afford to miss 17 Jan 2020 20:42 East Anglian Daily Times PUBLISHED: 19:30 17 January 2020 Andrew Clarke Podcasts have become the broadcasting success story of the 21st century Photo: Getty Images Archant With the rise of digital technology, the spread of smart phones, podcasts have become one of the defining …
  • Texas boasts world's largest Snickers bar — the size of 43,000 single-size candy bars 17 Jan 2020 20:31 www.madison.com Bring on the sugar rush. This Snickers bar is a chocolate addict's fantasy — and a health enthusiast's nightmare. The Guinness Book of World Records declared Waco, Texas, as the home to the world's largest Snickers bar Thursday. Weighing in at …
  • Fifty years ago 17 Jan 2020 20:26 Borneo Post The class reunion photo on Jan 11. Fifty years ago we said our goodbyes to St Thomas’ School. AT our last school assembly during that final school year of 1969 sometime in November, we had sung that perennial hymn ‘Lord dismiss us with your blessing’, as …
  • Chair Carving Featured North Wind 17 Jan 2020 20:22 Creators.com Q: We have enclosed a photo of a mahogany wood chair that is decorated with unique carvings. We believe it is the face of the North Wind, and it has never been refinished. It originally belonged to our father-in-law's grandmother. We have been …
  • Dr. Ari Şekeryan to Present 3 Public Lectures at Fresno State 17 Jan 2020 20:16 Asbarez Dr. Ari Şekeryan “An Untold Story of Survival: the Armenian Community in Istanbul during the Armistice Years (1918-1923)” will be the topic of Dr. Ari Şekeryan’s presentation at California State University, Fresno. The lecture will be held on Friday, …
  • City observes King with event, monument 17 Jan 2020 20:16 Easy Reader  Added on January 17, 2020  David Mendez  newsletter , Redondo Beach Marcus Goodloe, Tonya McKenzie and Redondo Beach Police Captain Jon Naylor, organizers of Redondo Beach’s First Annual MLK Jr. Celebration. Photo courtesy Tonya McKenzie by David Mendez …
  • Letter: Fish can hear 17 Jan 2020 20:15 Anchorage Daily News In the heated debate over personal watercraft in Kachemak Bay, there seems to be one piece of information that has been overlooked, and I’d be honored to set the record straight. Anyone who has ever snorkeled in an area where jet skis are allowed knows the …
  • Who has the right to tell certain stories? ‘American Dirt’ sparks conversations about the politics of fiction 17 Jan 2020 20:14 Los Angeles Times What led Jeanine Cummins to finally decide to write “American Dirt” was her desire to change the public discourse around immigration in the United States — though from the beginning, she wondered whether she could. “I wished someone slightly browner than …
  • Washingtonians are more likely to die on smoky days, new UW research shows 17 Jan 2020 19:52 Crosscut Data is slim when it comes to wildfire smoke’s health impacts, despite increasing concern that smoke carries particulates and health-damaging chemicals hundreds of miles from fires, affecting breathing and ultimately our longevity.  “There are limited …
  • Wolf pelt anchors new exhibit 17 Jan 2020 19:52 Echo Press “It’s a good reminder that we’re also a natural sciences museum,” she said. “People forget and they think we’re just a history or cultural museum.” The museum’s most famous artifact, the Kensington Runestone, draws frequent visitors. Now, those who want to …
  • Fort Wayne Weekend Events for 1/17-1/19/20 17 Jan 2020 19:52 WOWO Take in a show and grab a bite to eat in Fort Wayne this weekend. Those are a few of the events and activities highlighted by Visit Fort Wayne: Savor Fort Wayne Wednesday, January 15 – Sunday, January 26 • Various Locations Savor Fort Wayne restaurant week …
  • George Bowering is still going strong after 100 books 17 Jan 2020 19:50 Calgary Herald George Bowering's latest book is titled Reading and Writing. PNG Writing and Reading George Bowering | New Star Books $18, 170 pages Before there were online blogs or Twitter accounts, there were essays. Since Montaigne invented and named the genre, …
  • Top Brazil culture official fired after Nazi-linked comments 17 Jan 2020 19:30 Michigansthumb Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during an event with young Venezuelan migrants at the Planalto Presidential Palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. According to the UNHCR there are around 180,000 Venezuelan refugees and migrants …
  • Can WarnerMedia Really Resist A ‘Watchmen’ Sequel? 17 Jan 2020 19:14 Forbes SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 29: Tirhakah Love (L) and Regina King attend the San Francisco premiere ... [+] of "Watchmen" from HBO on October 29, 2019 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by FilmMagic/FilmMagic for HBO)FilmMagic for …
  • OJ Simpson set a precedent for the DNA fight at the heart of the Claremont killings trial 17 Jan 2020 19:14 Australian Broadcasting Corporation Posted January 18, 2020 06:01:54 Many of us like to think we know a thing or two about DNA and its use in solving crimes. We've watched TV shows like CSI or Silent Witness and we know it is imperative that crime scenes are treated reverentially, with …
  • First authors for second Wordplay announced; Art Shanty Projects to open this weekend 17 Jan 2020 19:12 MinnPost Brrr! It’s a good day to look ahead to Saturday, May 9, when the second annual Wordplay festival will bring authors and book lovers to downtown Minneapolis for a day of readings, conversations, workshops, kids’ activities, special events and camaraderie. …
  • Classical review: RPO with Fabien Gabel 17 Jan 2020 19:12 City Newspaper This week’s Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra concert may be titled “Gabel Conducts Beethoven,” but forgive me, Ludwig lovers — the real news here is the non-Beethoven half of the program: RPO premieres of suites from Francis Poulenc’s ballet “Les Animaux …
  • 'Fifth-generation dynast' Rahul Gandhi has no chance against 'self-made' Modi: Historian Ramachandra Guha 17 Jan 2020 19:06 The New Indian Express By PTI KOZHIKODE: Kerala did a disastrous thing by electing the Congress leader to Parliament, historian Ramachandra Guha said here on Friday. Guha said the reduction of the Congress from a "great party" during the freedom movement to a " …
  • Nocturnal animals first evolved to make noise so they could communicate in the dark  17 Jan 2020 19:06 Charleston Daily Mail The ability of animals to make vocal noises began 200 million years ago due to nocturnal animals needing to communicate in the dark, scientists say. The common ancestor of land-based vertebrates, including mammals, birds and frogs, did not have the ability …
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