Penguin Random House merger approved The proposed merger of Penguin and Random House has been given the go-ahead by the European Commission. Brussels said the merged business - which will be the world's largest book publisher - would not raise competition concerns, because it will "face several strong competitors". More
Golden Gate Bridge goes to digital toll system Drivers approaching the majestic Golden Gate Bridge experienced something new on Wednesday - no human toll collectors. The workers were removed in favor of cheaper and faster electronic transponders, and a camera system that photographs every license plate that comes through, mailing an invoice to each motorist who doesn't prepay. More
100 Mil Read Digital Bible The Bible might be ancient, but that doesn't mean it has to be old fashioned. A free, digital platform has launched the Christian text into the 21st century. The Digital Bible Platform is a free service that allows users access to digital recordings of the Bible in hundreds of languages. More
Dan Brown's 'Inferno' is already burning There's no mystery about what the biggest book of the summer will be: Dan Brown's "Inferno" is coming out on May 14, and his publisher won't let you forget it. Today is the 10th anniversary of Brown's phenomenal blockbuster, "The Da Vinci Code." Doubleday is celebrating by giving away free e-copies of the 2003 novel that launched him into publishing history. More
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Avalon Theater opens with 'Hobbit' benefit screenings - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ... new life with a three-day "soft" opening that's ... s novel, followed by the final chapter, which ... it opened in 1929. Among them: digital ... 12/15/2014 - 8:13 am | View Link
Mysterious ‘08 pipeline blast in Turkey opened new cyberwar era - Chicago Daily Herald ... have been hit recently with digital broadsides ... Russian objections -- marked another chapter in ... two billion barrels of crude since ... 12/14/2014 - 8:17 am | View Link
Concept Car of the Week: Lincoln MK9 (2001) - Car Design News Opening the long door revealed an inviting ... incorporating a reconfigurable digital display ... However, it still marked a new chapter in the ... 12/12/2014 - 3:49 pm | View Link
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Mark Hamill explains why the Star Wars teaser didn’t include original cast members “I think that’s the most important thing. It’s the opening act of a whole new approach to the storytelling.” Hamill discussed the new chapter of Star Wars cinema while promoting his role in the animated feature Elf: Buddy’s Musical ... 12/15/2014 - 5:03 am | View Link
New Young Adult Male Sober Living Home and Counseling Center Opens in Dallas, Texas Michael and Heidi Smith are pleased to announce the opening of Chapter House Sober Living and Counseling Center, located north of Dallas, Texas. Chapter House will serve young adult men in early recovery from chemical dependency. The Smith's, who have been ... 12/14/2014 - 1:06 am | View Link
Rep. Cardenas: GOP missing golden opportunity with Hispanics The occasion: NHCA’s announcement that they are opening a major regional chapter in California. As a former business owner himself, now representing the largest state economy in the nation, Representative Cardenas reminded the group that, “Latinos have ... 12/7/2014 - 7:00 pm | View Link
Broken Sword 5: The Serpent's Curse, Part 2 review (PC) The return of Broken Sword with The Serpent's Curse marked a nostalgic yet flawed return for intrepid adventurers George Stobbart and Nico Collard. The game's opening chapter was clearly a labour of love for British developer Revolution Software ... 05/6/2014 - 11:24 pm | View Link
Ngugi wa Thiong’o picks medal for his electric 65-year education race That transformational moment in 1948, when the young Ngugi learns with elation he would be going to school, is immortalised in the opening chapter of Weep Not, Child. Ghanaian President John Mahama, whose video tribute was transmitted for the audience in ... 11/3/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
Digital First | CEO John Paton’s Dialogue With Employees ... Folks, We announced this morning our company, Digital First Media, is working with the investment bank UBS to review the strategic alternatives for our business. 12/16/2014 - 5:49 am | View Website
UH Enhances history teaching and research through primary sources, an online textbook, extensive reference resources, and interactive materials. 12/16/2014 - 3:19 am | View Website
Surat Al-Fatihah The Noble Qur'an in many languages in an easy-to-use interface. 12/16/2014 - 12:06 am | View Website
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Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) ACM, the world’s largest educational and scientific computing society, delivers resources that advance computing as a science and a profession. 12/15/2014 - 12:03 pm | View Website
Le Corbusier, one of the 20th century’s defining architects, a controlling visionary with a complicated and contradictory personality, has long had a divisive legacy. Steadfast in his belief that “architecture only exists when there is poetic emotion,” he designed landmarks of enduring significance. His 1931 Villa Savoye, a hovering white box in Poissy, France, has long been celebrated as an icon of modernism.
Are you unhappy with your pickle fork? Do you wish there were a more useful stand upon which to rest your accordion? Would you prefer an artificial leech to the real thing? Does your hat often get stepped upon whilst resting on the floor at the theater? Do you tire easily and long for a rotary hair-brushing machine?
James Carroll goes to painstaking lengths in his new book, “Christ Actually,” to confront millennia of undisguised anti-Semitism, scriptural fabrications and tactical misreadings of history, all of which have prevented an informed understanding of Jesus of Nazareth. Using historical and scriptural analysis, Carroll urges the Christian faithful to reexamine their theologies through a lens that begins with Jesus’s identity as a Jew among Jews, whose collective survival was repeatedly and brutally threatened by the Roman Empire during and immediately after Jesus’s lifetime.
Well over a century after he first appeared in a London magazine, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is more popular than ever. Some of his latter-day incarnations are in pastiche forms and settings that his creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, could not have imagined — Holmes and Dr. John
For several years, I’ve enlisted some poor reviewer to plow through a dozen new Christmas novels and write them up with as little Scroogy annoyance as she can manage. Almost without exception, the books were treacly tales of unexpected Christmas Eve reuions (missing sons; dogs) or cozy stories of North Pole murders (poison cookies; reindeer horn impalings). All of them seemed to evaporate as quickly as Christmas cider.