All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Books’

Orange Is The New Black Gets Its Own Cookbook of Prison Food

Usually, if your dinner guest told you that your cooking tasted like prison food, you’d probably throw a glass of toilet wine in their face and kick them the hell out of your house. But maybe prison food doesn’t have to be all that bad, you know, as long as it’s marketed correctly. Which leads me to the new Orange …

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Edward Snowden Story Coming to Silver Screen as Sony Buys Rights to New Glenn Greenwald Book

One of the most compelling, and still unfolding stories in years will hit the silver screen in the coming years, as reporter Glenn Greenwald’s just-published book, No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA and the U. S. Surveillance State, has been picked up by Sony Pictures. “Edward Snowden’s explosive revelations have raised important questions about the role of government …

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To Kill a Mockingbird Will Finally Be an E-Book

One of America’s most-beloved classic novels is finally hitting the digital world. Harper Lee has agreed to an e-book version of her well-known (and oft-assigned) Pulitzer Prize-winning book To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel, which was first published in July of 1960, will be released as an e-book and on digital audio this upcoming July, which will mark the work’s …

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Bryan Cranston to Pen Memoir on Breaking Bad Years, Craft of Acting

In books that I absolutely cannot wait to read news, Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston is going to write a memoir that focuses, in large part, on the six years he spent filming Breaking Bad. “Walter White taught me a lot—some of it useful, some of it dangerous,” said Cranston. “With this book, I want to tell the stories of …

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Arianna Huffington Gave This Talk At Google

Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington gave an “At Google” talk last week. Google has now uploaded the video for the rest of the world to watch. Huffington talks about her new book Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder. It’s described as “a call to arms to redefine how we measure …

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J.K. Rowling Signs Three-Movie Contract with WB

In yet another victory for capitalism (and hopefully for fans), the New York Times has reported that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has signed a deal with Warner Bros. which will see her Potter-world spin-off, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” come to the big screen in three separate installments. Rowling composed and published “Fantastic Beasts and Where to …

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Googler Rachel Searles Writes Sci-Fi Novel

Googler Rachel Searles has a new sci-fi book out called The Lost Planet. Matt Cutts points us to it, and has only good things to say about it: Amazon has a pretty substantial preview. Searles is from the search quality team. Here’s a video of her talking about reconsideration request tips, which we covered a couple years ago. You can …

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John Steinbeck’s 112th Birthday Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating the works of author John Steinbeck with a doodle today, which would have been his 112th birthday. He died in 1968 at the age of 66 from heart disease and congestive heart failure. Steinbeck is one of the most celebrated authors in American history, and his works are often required reading in schools. Among Steinbeck’s most well-known …

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David Fincher Reportedly In Talks To Direct Steve Jobs Movie [Updated]

Update: The Hollywood Reporter now says Fincher is off the project. The writer/director team behind Mark Zuckerberg movie The Social Network might just be teaming up again for the next Steve Jobs movie. Writer Aaron Sorkin has been attached to the project for about two years, but now The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that director David Fincher is in talks …

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Mein Kampf Copies Signed By Hitler To Be Auctioned

Now that the Christmas shopping season is over, most people don’t have to constantly worry about getting a gift for that certain someone who just seems to have it all. For those of us who want to get some early shopping in for that person with bizarre tastes that gift cards just won’t satisfy, however, a unique opportunity has poked …

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Netflix Expands Scholastic Partnership With ‘Clifford The Big Red Dog’

Netflix and Scholastic announced an expansion of their partnership today giving Netflix exclusive streaming rights to the children’s favorite Clifford the Big Red Dog. The show will hit Netflix on February 14th, which just happens to be the same day as the new season of Netflix original House of Cards (which has become known for its dog murder). The partnership …

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J.K. Rowling Second Guessing Harry Potter Ending

Seven years after the Harry Potter saga came to an end, author J.K. Rowling has revealed some interesting information. For those of you who followed the series to its completion, you already know that two of the main characters Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger ended up romantically involved. While many loved the ending, more people were upset that Hermione did …

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