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Mandalit del Barco

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Vroom, Vroom, Hmmmm: Motorcycles As Literary Metaphor

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Motorcycles provide an open road for literature, a device writers can use to talk about adventure, rebellion, even inner peace. NPR's Mandalit del Barco gets some reading ideas from actual bikers.

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Amazon Relents: Begins Selling Rowling's 'Silkworm'

Monday, June 23, 2014

J.K. Rowling's new book, The Silkworm, has been caught up in Amazon's ongoing fight with publisher Hachette Book Group. Amazon has been delaying delivery on more than 5,000 of Hachette's titles

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Settlement Brings An Early End To Apple's Price-Fixing Case

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Apple has reached an out-of-court settlement with states' attorneys general and a number of other complainants over e-book price fixing. Apple had been facing some $800 million in damages.

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Jazz Balladeer Influenced Better-Known Singers

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The acclaimed jazz balladeer Jimmy Scott was a hard-luck singer with a haunting voice. He had limited exposure but his voice influenced a generation of singers. He died at the age of 88.

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Ruby Dee: An Actress Who Marched On Washington And Onto The Screen

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Born Ruby Ann Wallace, she grew up writing poetry in Harlem and went on to become a playwright, activist, journalist and one of the most prominent actresses of her time. She died Wednesday at 91.

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'Lego Movie' Caught In Amazon's Battle With Warner Home Video

Thursday, June 12, 2014

In much the same way it's fighting with publisher Hachette, Amazon is battling with Warner Home Video over terms for its DVD releases. Amazon is denying advance orders of The Lego Movie.

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'Nerdfighters' Mobilize For Film Premiere, Armed With Favorite Lines

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is a cult classic for young readers. The film adaptation comes out Friday, and excitement has reached a fever pitch among middle-schoolers obsessed with the book.

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In Hollywood, 50 Is The New 80: What Happens When 'It Girls' Get Old

Saturday, May 31, 2014

"Being a woman over 50 in Hollywood I could commit any crime with impunity, because I'm completely invisible," says actress Annabelle Gurwitch. Her new book is called I See You Made an Effort.

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Authors Angered Over Amazon's Dispute With Publisher Hachette

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Amazon wants better terms for print and e-books and is refusing pre-orders for upcoming Hachette books, and slowing delivery for those already ordered. Authors are complaining on the Internet.

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How Do You Get Latino Kids Into Classical Music? Bring The Parents

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"If they hold an instrument, they will not take a drug. They will not hold a gun," says Santa Cecilia Orchestra conductor Sonia Marie De Leon De Vega. "It's that powerful."

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Calif. Gov. Brown Urged To Expand Tax Credits For Movie Industry

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The state Assembly passed a bill to offer tax incentives to film and TV production companies. Big city mayors signed a letter in support, but it's not clear Gov. Jerry Brown will sign on.

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Hollywood Protests Against Owners Of Beverly Hills Hotel

Friday, May 09, 2014

The hotel is part of a group owned by the Sultan of Brunei. The Southeast Asian country has enacted laws based on strict interpretations of Islam that impose restrictions on women and gays.

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A Film And Fashion Icon On Aging, And The Power Of Turtlenecks

Monday, May 05, 2014

Oscar-winning actress Diane Keaton's new memoir, Let's Just Say It Wasn't Pretty, tackles classic menswear, her insecurities about aging, and the new places she's learned to look for beauty.

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Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The master of magic realism was the region's best-known writer. His novels were filled with miraculous events and characters; love and madness; wars, dreams and death. He died Thursday at 87.

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'Washington Post' And 'Guardian' Win Pulitzer For NSA Stories

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Journalism's highest honor, the Pulitzer Prize, went to two paper for their coverage of the leak of National Security Agency documents. The Post and Guardian relied on data provided by Edward Snowden.

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The Cross-Cultural Travels Of A Singing Doctor

Sunday, April 13, 2014

When she's not touring the world with her band or playing impromptu sets on public transit, Rupa Marya is an internist at a San Francisco hospital.

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Jesse Winchester, Musician And Muse To Icons, Dies At 69

Friday, April 11, 2014

Singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester made a name for himself in the '70s and counted among his fans Emmylou Harris and Elvis Costello. Winchester has died at 69 after a battle with cancer.

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1,000 Farmworkers View Chavez Film, Dedicated To Them

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Farm workers in California were treated to a film about the late Cesar Chavez, the legendary activist. He took on the powerful agricultural industry in the 1960s.

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In 'Cesar Chavez,' A Reluctant Hero Fights For 'La Causa'

Friday, March 28, 2014

"I was very careful not to portray a saint that is unreachable," says the director of a new film about the farmworker advocate. "He was a simple man who did an extraordinary thing."

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Sony Pictures To Lay Off Interactive Group

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sony Pictures Entertainment will reportedly lay off its entire interactive marketing team — more than 200 employees. It's part of a cost-cutting trend by the major film studios.

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