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Mavis Gallant: Fiction Writer Dies At 91

Mavis Gallant, best known for her short stories in The New Yorker, died in her Paris home on Tuesday. She was 91. Her agent Georges Borchardt confirmed her passing, saying that she had succumbed to various ailments that had taken …

Emma Watson Shares Self-Portrait

Emma Watson isn’t just a talented actress. The Harry Potter babe is also quite the artist. In a Vogue Interview, Watson’s talents were made even more apparent. The interview Amanda Foreman recalls taking a tour Watson’s home. Foreman wrote, “As …

Doris Lessing, 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature Winner, Dies at Age 94

Prolific writer, Doris Lessing, died at the age of 94 this morning at her home in London. Lessing was the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, making her only the 11th female to win the honor. Known for …

Fay Kanin Dies; Screenwriter Was 95

Famed Hollywood screenwriter and producer Fay Kanin has died. She was 95. Kanin gained fame along with her husband, Michael Kanin, in the 1940s and 1950s while writing screenplays for classic movies such as Sunday Punch, My Pal Gus, and …

Newsday Writer Leaves Due To ‘Pay For Access’ Decision

Here’s an interesting twist on the ‘pay for access to conten’t dilemma that faces the newspaper industry these days. Newspapers who do this may actually lose a writer or two! While it’s not likely that staffers at any newspaper are looking to just walk out the door to another job because there really aren’t any but you may get some that are going to walk n principle.

Twitter Turns To Outside Sources For Advice On Own Service

Let’s say you own the most popular microblogging service on the Internet. Let’s say you want to grow that service and make it more valuable to your users (and maybe make money. You wouldn’t complain.). So you’re going to feature third party apps, but you want to feature the best ones.