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National Book Award Winners 2013

The 2013 National Book Awards were held tonight. Awards were given in the categories of Fiction, Nonfiction, Young People’s Literature, and Poetry. The winners are: Fiction: The Good Lord Bird by James McBride Nonfiction: The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer Young People’s Literature: The Thing About Luck by Cynthia Kadohata Poetry: Incarnadine by Mary …

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First Look: ‘Maleficent’ Trailer

The first trailer for Disney’s “Maleficent,” with Angelina Jolie playing the iconic villainess of the title, debuted on Wednesday. “You’ll be afraid,” …

Thug Notes: Macbeth

This week, Sparky Sweets, PhD brings his unique insight to bear on the Scottish play. What are we to make of all …

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Classic Books In 35 Seconds

From The Huffington Post: “Life in Five Seconds: Over 200 Stories For Those With No Time to Waste,” put together by the design …