All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Books’

It’s Reading Rainbow’s Turn in the PBS Icons Remixed Series

With their Icons Remixed series, PBS Digital Studios is doing it right. So far, they’ve taken some of the best personalities from their decades of programming and given them a freshening up of sorts. And the results have been great. Today, another classic PBS icon gets the remix treatment: LeVar Burton and Reading Rainbow. “For years, LeVar Burton and Reading …

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Nate Silver, Master Prognosticator, Talks to Google’s Chief Economist

Nate Silver became a household name this past election season, as his election predictions wound up being the subject of some partisan bickering. Whether you loved him or hated him in the final months of the campaign, he was vindicated on election day when he nearly perfectly called every race – 31 out of 33 state Senate races, as well …

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Twitter Fiction Festival Selects Participants, Starts Tomorrow

Twitter has just announced its official selections for the first ever Twitter Fiction Festival, the social media site’s foray into the world of experimental fiction. Earlier this month, they selected a panel of judges to review submissions which included authors, editors, press marking directors, and educators. That panel has selected 29 different fiction projects that will be showcased from November …

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Meet Biblio-Mat, the Used Book Vending Machine of the Future

If you’re an avid reader looking to discover something new, you can walk up to a used book bin, close your eyes, and extract a random tome. Or, you can put two dollars in an awesome-looking book vending machine and surprise yourself with whatever pops out. “The machine was conceived as an artful alternative to the ubiquitous and often ignored …

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Bret Easton Ellis Muses on an American Psycho Sequel on Twitter

There are a lot of smart, funny, and insightful celebrities to follow on Twitter. That’s what makes it fun, right? Nobody really cares what their friends are tweeting about – it’s all about finding a window into the minds of those you admire, those who have created your favorite books, movies, art, etc. Early this morning, American Psycho author Bret …

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50 Shades of Grey in 50 Famous Voices [VIDEO]

We’ve heard masturbatory mega-hit Fifty Shade of Grey read by Duke Nukem, Zach Galifianakis and Will Ferrell, and Morgan Freeman (kind of). Now, hear it read by fifty famous voices. “Internet Voiceman” Brock Baker presents “Fifty Impressions of Grey” [NSFW]: Here’s the full list of voices, if you want to go back and find a specific one: Christopher Walken, Don …

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The Twitter Fiction Festival Is About to Start Choosing Participants

Last month we told you about The Twitter Fiction Festival, the social media company’s foray into the world of experimental fiction. Today, they’ve announced the panel of judges and have also reminded possible participants that they only have a couple of days to submit their ideas. If you want to submit your idea for a new fiction experience that utilizes …

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Bram Stoker Books: Google Shopping Results MIA The Day After The Doodle

On Thursday, Google ran a doodle on its homepage celebrating Bram Stoker’s 165th birthday. If you clicked on the doodle, it took you to search results for the query “Bram Stoker Books”. We analyzed the search results page a bit here. We talked about how Google was using the doodle to showcase its Knowledge Graph (and particularly its Knowledge Graph …

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Bram Stoker Books On Display Thanks To Google Doodle

Google is running a doodle on its homepage today, celebrating the 165th birthday of Bram Stoker, the world famous author of Dracula. This is, by far, Stoker’s most well-known work. While the doodle obviously pays homage to that particular novel, Stoker had many other works, and if you click on the doodle, you’ll find Google’s results for “Bram Stoker Books,” …

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Bram Stoker Doodle Lets Google Show Its Gothic Side

Long before all of the glitter and high-school melodrama, the vampire-oriented literary scene was dominated by Abraham “Bram” Stoker and his classic gothic novel Dracula. And today, Google is honoring the author with a Doodle. Bram Stoker was born in Dublin, Ireland on November 8th, 1847. Google is celebrating Stoker’s 165th birthday with the Doodle, which is appearing on the …

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Housewife Raised by Monkeys to Release Book

Rudyard Kipling wrote The Jungle Book as a collection of morality tales with a motivational bent, but the stories were all fiction. It’s unthinkable that someone could be raised in the jungle, like Kipling’s Mowgli, and grow up to have a productive adulthood, right? Well, one woman claims that very thing happened to her, and she has penned a memoir …

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Herman Melville Gets The Google Doodle Treatment

Herman Melville, the author of Moby-Dick, is the subject of a new Google. Actually the book itself is really the subject, as a mouse-over indicates (not to mention the image itself), but if you click on the doodle, you’re taken to Google’s search results for the author. The day marks the 161st anniversary of the book’s publication. It was originally …

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