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Ringo Starr, Former Beatle, Releases “Photograph” Album

Ringo Starr (a.k.a. Richard Starkey) is one of the best-known British musicians around, as well as performing as the drummer for the legendary 1960’s pop band The Beatles. Apart from his success with The Beatles, Starr spawned a solo career as well and recently released a new project called “Photograph.” According to CBS News, back in 1964, when The Beatles …

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Corey Feldman Opens Up On Abuse During Childhood

Former 80’s child star Corey Feldman has opened up on the horrific sexual abuse both he and fellow star Corey Haim suffered as kids. Feldman and Haim both starred in The Lost Boys and License to Drive together. Feldman discusses the sexual abuse, drug abuse and parental abuse he endured in his childhood in his new book Coreyography: A Memoir, …

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McDonald’s Happy Meals Will Include Books?

McDonald’s has announced that they will start putting books in their happy meals. This is an interesting change for the fast food conglomerate to make, after just giving away plastic toys for much of their company’s history. McDonald’s is hoping to increase literacy with children with the action, but it is probably too late at this point, and especially with …

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Netflix Is About To Get More Goosebumps

Back in August, Netflix announced the addition of all episodes of Goosebumps to its streaming catalog. That’s 74 episodes. Today, we learn that Netflix is going to be getting even more Goosebumps next week. On Tuesday (10/15), Neflix will get a handful of Goosebumps specials: Goosebumps: Specials: A Night in Terror Tower Suspense reigns supreme in this pair of chilling …

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Amazon Upgrades Whispersync For Voice For Kindle Books, Expands Available Titles

Amazon announced today that it has launched some upgrades to its Whispersync for Voice technology to make it easier for people reading Kindle books to switch between reading and listening to the Audible audiobook version on a smartphone or tablet. For one, they’ve doubled the number of titles that support the technology. They’ve also launched a couple of new features. …

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Pulitzer Finalist Dave Eggers Denies Plagiarizing Ex-Facebooker’s Memoir

Last summer, Katherine Losse published a memoir called The Boy Kings: A Journey into the Heart of the Social Network, which chronicled her time spent working for Facebook. The book made some waves, as it painted the early days of the social networking giant with a decidedly misogynistic brush. Flash forward. In just a few days, A Heartbreaking Work of …

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Apple Injunction Issued Over e-Book Price Fixing

Weeks of litigation ended this week when the Department of Justice issued Apple Inc. an injunction in the e-books antitrust case. The injunction will last for five-years, starting in early October. It is accompanied by an External Compliance Monitor; the candidate can be one suggested by Apple. The filing was released Friday, and DOJ achieved a lot of what it …

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Netflix Now Has Every Single Episode of Goosebumps and The Magic School Bus

Netflix is capitalizing on the back-to-school craze by adding some titles that bring back memories of grade school, especially book fairs. Well, at least for me. Ah, nostalgia. Starting today, you will be able to stream all 74 episodes of Goosebumps, the TV series based on R.L. Stine’s classic kids books. And if you tend to lean toward more educational …

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‘Orange Is The New Black’ Author And Cast Members Talk Stereotypes And Real-Life Prison

Over the weekend, Kate Mulgrew, Uzo Aduba, Laverne Cox, cast members of the new Netflix series Orange is the New Black, along with Piper Kerman, who wrote the memoir on which it is based, appeared on Melissa Harris-Perry’s show on MSNBC to discuss the show, the stereotypes it deals with, the real-life prison system, etc. The Network has shared a …

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‘Environmental Debt’ Author Amy Larkin Speaks At Google

Amy Larkin, author of the book Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy, recently gave an “At Google” talk, which the company has now made available for all to see. “For decades, politicians and business leaders alike told the American public that today’s challenge was growing the economy, and that environmental protection could be left to future …

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Artemis Fowl: Robert De Niro Producing New Film

“Artemis Fowl”, a series of children’s books described by the author as “Die Hard” with fairies”, is set to make a move to the big screen soon with Robert De Niro as an executive producer. The books, penned by Eon Coilfer, tell the story of a 12-year old boy who sets out to find his kidnapped father in a magical …

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Thug Notes Tackles Catcher in the Rye and the World of Fake-Ass Adults

Continuing his quest to become the best classic literature discussion channel on YouTube, Sparky Sweets (PhD) has taken on J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye in the latest installment of Thug Notes. “So when Holden preaching about the glass cases up in the museum, what he really saying is that he don’t wanna join the ranks of them fake …

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