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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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
Adam Tooze’s magnificent 2007 book, “The Wages of Destruction,” provided a thorough reevaluation of the economic life and death of Nazi Germany. It was a challenging but satisfying read. In his new work, “The Deluge,” Tooze embarks on an even bigger and more ambitious undertaking. Economics is still the focus, but the scope is global, with the narrative moving from striking metalworkers in Buenos Aires to imperial brinkmanship between Japan and China to postwar U.
Hatred of Jews goes back a long way. Early on in her new book, “Dark Mirror,” Sara Lipton cites David Nirenberg’s “Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition,” which shows that hundreds of years before the birth of Christianity, various societies found it useful to attack their Jewish minorities, establishing the model for Western scapegoating.
The Islamic State’s summer rampage across northern Iraq sent thousands of Christians and members of other non-Muslim religions fleeing for their lives as members of the self-declared caliphate burned and desecrated Christian sites and ordered conversions to Islam. As the militants executed and enslaved Yazidi men, women and children, with thousands more fleeing up Mount Sinjar in the scorching heat, President Obama told the nation that the United States had to save a starving “ancient religious sect’’ from genocide.
Countless books and films have told all or some fraction of how Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel came to dominate and transform the fashion industry. Followers of fashion have been regaled with tales of her love affairs and how pillow talk helped to finance her design empire. Fans of bootstrap success stories have heard admiring snippets of how an orphaned young girl managed to combine her modest sewing skills with an eye for style to rise from peasant to cultural royalty.
No red-blooded American of today would favor censoring works of art. But while reading Dick Lehr’s fascinating new book, “The Birth of a Nation,” you may find yourself rooting for just that, in the form of a clampdown on the landmark 1915 film of the same name. It’s a matter of historical context.