GTA Trilogy Definitive Edition sold around 10 million copies despite problems

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition appears to have sold around 10 million copies since its first release in November last year. When the remastered edition of the GTA Trilogy first arrived, each installment in the collection was notably bogged down by a number of technical issues, …

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Julie Markham Atkins’ new book ‘Rainbow Visions’ is a collection of moving poetry that uses words and nature to create emotion

SALEM, Virginia – February 8, 2022 – (Newswire.com) Fulton Books author Julie Markham Atkins, an excellent author, has completed her latest book “Rainbow Visions”: a beautiful experience through poetic pieces of enlightenment and wonderful visual imagery. Julie shares, “Rainbow Visions is a book for anyone who loves poetry and especially …

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Ashley Bryan, children’s author who told stories about black life in America, has died

Ashley Bryan, a prolific, award-winning children’s author and illustrator who has told stories of black life, culture, and folklore in acclaimed works such as “Freedom Over Me,” “Beautiful Blackbird,” and “Beat the Story- Drum, Pum-Pum,” died at age 98. The longtime Maine resident died peacefully Friday in Texas, where he …

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Announcement of the long list of the SheThePeople Women Writer’s Prize

Twelve novels, including four translated works, are on the long list of the inaugural SheThePeople Women Writer’s Prize. Among the shortlisted books are A death at Shonagachhi (Rijula ​​Das), A mirror made of rain (Naheed Phiroze Patel) Swan Brotherhood (Selma Carvalho) The Begum and the Dastan (Tarana Husain Khan) The …

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Don’t miss the Liverpool Library Book Lover Sale

Liverpool City Library has started 2022 strong, releasing a full program of activities for members of all ages in February, including its annual Library Lovers Book Sale. The Book Sale is organized by Liverpool City Library each year to celebrate Library Lovers Day, giving members of the community the chance …

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On Poetry: A valentine of love for all seasons | News

Fleda Brown. Record-Eagle/Jan-Michael Stump This is a Valentine’s Day poem for the elderly. No, it’s Valentine’s Day for everyone. Yes, it is the middle of winter here, and yes, the poem takes place in a garden in summer. But love has no season, does it? Or, as Kunitz says in …

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Meet the Ghanaian professor who was elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters

Professor Anthony Kwame Appiah Professor Anthony Kwame Appiah, a Ghanaian academic at New York University, has been elected president of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Professor Kwame Appiah announced in a post on Twitter that he had received the Academy members’ vote to become President. He will hold …

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New Philadelphia bookstore specializes in rare black literature

💌 Do you like Philly? Sign up for Billy Penn’s free newsletter to get everything you need to know about Philadelphia, every day. Anyabwile Love had planned to wait until spring to open Bailey Street Books. But when a previous opportunity arose to launch his bookstore and community center in …

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Forget football, it’s the Monday night books!

Thomas Beard was sitting at a desk the other day, in a small room at the back of Light Industry, a movie and electronic arts venue he co-founded. A vase of yellow tulips was in front of him. In April, Light Industry will move to new premises, and in the …

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Join the Scarritt Bennett Center for an evening of conversation with renowned visual artist, poet, and author Henry L. Jones

Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)–Scarritt Bennet The center will host artist and poet Henry L. Jones for “An Evening with Henry L. Jones” on Friday, February 11 at 6 p.m. Jones will join the conversation with Scarritt Bennet Executive Director, Rev. Sondrea Tolbert, to discuss her art, poetry and creative process. …

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Gorrie wins the 2022 Victorian Prize for Literature

February 4, 2022 @booksandpublishing Veronica Gorrie won Australia’s richest literary prize, the $100,000 Victorian Prize for Literature, for her first memoir Black and Blue: A Memoir on Racism and Resilience (Scribe), at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards (VPLAs) 2022. Gorrie also won the Indigenous Writing Award and was shortlisted in …

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Nintendo Switch Sales Hit Over 100 Million, Surpassing Wii

The Nintendo Switch has officially surpassed 100 million units sold, Nintendo announced as part of its latest round of financial results today. Specifically, the Nintendo Switch has reached 103.54 million in terms of total units sold as of December 31, 2021. This makes the Switch the best-selling Nintendo home console …

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Farmington University Writers Series to host award-winning poet

Gibson Fay LeBlanc Photo submitted The University of Maine Farmington Guest Writer Series plans to feature award-winning poet Gibson Fay-LeBlanc as the program’s fourth reader for the 2021/22 season. Fay-LeBlanc will read an excerpt from her work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 10 at The Landing at UMF Olsen …

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Woodrow Wilson Community Foundation awards $7,500 to 5 schools

Lakewood Elementary School. (Photo by Rasy Ran) the Woodrow Wilson Community Foundation provided grants to five local schools through its Feeder Impact Fund in honor of Gary Griffith. This year, $7,500 was distributed among six schools, all in the Woodrow Feeding Model: Mount Auburn Elementary, Woodrow, Mockingbird Elementary, Lakewood Elementary …

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Helicon Literary & Arts Magazine Encourages Creativity at Northwestern

From intricate 20-page prose to moving short stories and poems, Helicon — Northwestern’s student-run arts and literature magazine — celebrates all forms of creative expression. The magazine, one of the oldest publications on campus, allows students to experiment with screenplays, creative non-fiction, and fiction. The art section features visual media …

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Family Owners List Blackwell Bookstores | Retail business

The family behind Blackwell’s, the UK’s largest independent bookseller, has put the business up for sale after scrapping a plan to turn it over to employees. A deal would remove Blackwell’s, which operates 18 stores and a website, from family control for the first time in its 143-year history. The …

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Gabriola Poet Naomi Beth Wakan Puts Poetry In Pictures In Her Latest Book – Nanaimo News Bulletin

The next book from Nanaimo’s first Poet Laureate contains both written and visual art. Last month, Naomi Beth Wakan released her latest book, Now and Here. It’s a collaborative effort with Maine editor and photographer Christine Brooks Cote, in which Wakan, who turned 90 in July, wrote poetry in response …

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Explore taiko drumming, earthquake preparedness and history as Salem Reads 2022 kicks off

Prior to World War II, Japanese farmers just outside of Salem grew the vast majority of Oregon’s celery. Their story is just one of those that will be explored during a month of Salem Reads activities based on Ruth Ozeki’s “A Tale for the Time Being,” a novel about intersecting …

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10 Novels Based On DC Comics For Literature Fans

Slowly and steadily, superhero fiction has become a necessity in almost every branch of media. Fans can now find their favorite comic book characters in movies, TV shows, and podcasts. There is, however, a form of narrative expression that is constantly ignored by the public: literature. RELATED: 10 Awesome YA …

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DC Ekphrastic: Crisis of Faith Extended Edition explores politics, religion and failed relationships

Provided by ATW – All Things Writing, LLC “It’s everything you don’t talk about at the dinner table,” says award-winning Bristow author and poet Katherine M. Gotthardt, describing her book. DC Ekphrasticus: crisis of faith. Now available in an extended hardcover version, the book originally published in late 2020 features …

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Chapel Hill Poet Laureate CJ Suitt seeks to uplift other artists

CJ Suitt grew up singing in a church choir, where he learned performance from preachers – who delivered their messages with charisma and passion. In high school, Suitt began to turn to writing poetry. With encouragement from her 10th grade English teacher, Michael Irwin, Suitt performed a play at her …

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Tales of the unexpected: the UK’s surprise news boom | Short stories

BBefore the pandemic, Deborah Yewande Bankole followed what she describes as a “regular diet of news”. She enjoyed researching up-and-coming writers and admired the work of Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Julia Armfield and Danielle Evans, but hadn’t considered writing one. So during lockdown, when she quit her job as a creative …

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Minnesota Book Awards finalists announced

The finalists have been announced for this year’s Minnesota Book Awards, and with a few exceptions, it’s mostly a list of first-time nominees. Winners will be honored in April at the Minnesota Book Awards gala, which will take place in person this year after two years of virtual ceremonies. Here …

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Holocaust book sales soar after TN ban

through: The Associated Press Job : January 29, 2022 / 08:12 CST Update: January 29, 2022 / 08:12 CST NEW YORK (AP) — Just days after a Tennessee school district’s ban on “Maus” made national news, two editions of Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Holocaust graphic novel have reached the top …

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Highlighting unknown writers

Book title:Irish poetesses rediscovered: poetic readings from the 18th to the 20th century ISBN-13:9781782054795 Author: Ed. Maria Johnston and Conor Linnie Editor:Cork University Press Guide price:€39.00 Field Day’s infamous omission of Irish poets from his 1990 anthology is often cited as emblematic of a still male-dominated Irish poetic culture. Now …

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53rd Cairo International Book Fair opens with Greece as guest of honor

“All events will put safety first, while maintaining social distancing and following precautionary measures to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.” Haitham al-Hag Ali President of the Cairo International Book Fair and Head of the Egyptian General Book Authority Since the start of the pandemic, Egypt has recorded over 400,000 Covid-19 …

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21 Best Classic Books of All Time – Classic Literature Everyone Will Love

rd.com, through amazon.com (9) Read your way through these classic books Storytelling has been around since the dawn of time, and through it all, humans have woven stories of love, hate, morality, and culture. With the advent of book printing – historians point to first millennium China as the origin …

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Naboo Starfighter Toy Sales Jump After Boba Fett Mando’s Book

Fennec Shand, after checking his eBay listings.Picture: lucasfilm star wars like two things above all: his own story and his metatextual history with the commodity. Sometimes these go together – and what’s old isn’t exactly new anymore, but suddenly there are more people who want it for more money. Picture: …

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Young people invited to express their truths in a slam poetry camp | Newport

Arkansas PBS invites youth ages 11-16 to apply for Say My Piece, a week-long poetry slam camp being held March 22-25, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. daily. Nominations are being accepted at myarpbs.org/saymypiece through Tuesday, March 8. This poetry immersion camp will provide budding poets with a safe and positive outlet to …

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Veteran Gamaka Vocalist HR Keshavamurthy Honored With Padma Shri

Shivamogga (Karnataka): HR Keshavamurthy, a renowned singer from Gamaka, was awarded the Padma Shri award. This art must be promoted by the government. I have been playing Gamaka for six decades. To pass this on to the next generation, we need funds, he said. Even now, he gives up to …

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20 UM Scientists and Engineers Named 2021 AAAS Fellows

The University of Michigan led the nation with 20 faculty members elected as 2021 Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. UM researchers are among 564 scientists, engineers and innovators, spanning 24 scientific disciplines, who are recognized for their scientifically and socially distinguished achievements, the AAAS announced. …

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This Phinney Ridge shop combines books and wine

Drink Books is run by two friends passionate about literature and wine. #k5evening SEATTLE — A good glass of wine goes great with a book, and luckily there’s a store in Phinney Ridge that pairs them: Drink Books. Friends Kim Kent and Emily Schikora run the shop together, originally united …

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The Lyrical Decision: How Poets Determine What Comes Next

Take the poem “Qualm”, from A SYMMETRY (Norton, 97 pp., $26.95)by Ari Banias: Patience. Rage and being told “be patient”. Birds with orange heads and bodies the color of dust dance on the power lines. The poet explains a patient is “he who suffers”. Under the highway underpass, a chair …

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‘Devil’s Arithmetic’ author wins Sydney Taylor Book Award for lifetime achievement in Jewish children’s literature

(JTA) — Jane Yolen, the acclaimed and prolific children’s book author whose over 400-book oeuvre includes the bestselling Holocaust time-travel novel “The Devil’s Arithmetic,” has been honored for his writing career by the Association of Jewish Libraries. Yolen received the Body-of-Work award from this year’s Sydney Taylor Book Awards, which …

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First look at Adam Woodyatt and Laurie Brett in LOOKING GOOD DEAD at the Glasgow Theater Royal

Adam Woodyatt and Laurie Brett will reunite as husband and wife, but this time on stage in the acclaimed world premiere touring stage production of Peter James’ bestselling novel ‘LOOKING GOOD DEAD’, which opens at the Glasgow Theater Royal this week . Adam and Laurie starred as beloved on-screen couple …

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Molong Poetry Brawl: Lyrical War of Entertaining “Thread Spinners” Participates in February Festival Again | West Central Daily

news, local news, Molong Poetry Brawl While the event doesn’t involve actual fistfight-type duels, the contenders will indeed face off in a war of words during February’s Molong Poetry Brawl. Award-winning poet Robyn Sykes will return to judge the passionate performers, who will creatively weave the words ‘take me alive’ …

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Masud Rana continues to be a pop culture phenomenon

Mon Jan 24 2022 12:00 AM Last updated on: Mon Jan 24 2022 12:00 AM Qazi Anwar Husain, Photo: Collected “> Qazi Anwar Husain, Photo: Collected Prominent writer and author of the popular spy thriller series “Masud Rana”, Qazi Anwar Husain, died on January 19 after battling prostate cancer. He …

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‘Even though she gave the store away, it’s her legacy’: Book Cellar changes ownership

After more than 40 years, Canada’s northernmost independent bookstore has a new owner who says she will focus on preserving the legacy of community development through literature. Jennifer Baerg Steyn bought the store from founder Judith Drinnan, who started the Book Cellar in the 1970s with a loan. Jennifer Baerg …

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PS5 will double Xbox Series X sales in 2022, analyst says

The PlayStation 5 is expected to significantly outsell the Xbox Series X/S during 2022, according to a notable industry analyst. Ever since Sony and Microsoft released their next-gen video game consoles in late 2020, both platforms have been incredibly hard to come by, despite semi-frequent restocks. And while the PS5 …

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This English teacher in Telangana helped his students become poets; here is what their new col- Edexlive

Image for representation purposes only | Photo: Pixabay An English teacher from a state model school and junior college in Nizamabad district of Telangana has motivated some of his students to write poetry, which has now been published as a book titled Blooming Birds. P Chandrashekhar, who teaches English from …

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Works by award-winning artists presented – Journal

– White Star ISLAMABAD: The mixed-media works of 14 young national award winners were on display in an exhibition called The Winners, which opened at Gallery 6 on Friday. Giving details of the works, exhibition curator Dr. Faisel Arjumand said Kiran Saleem won a top prize in 2015. His paintings …

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Britain’s Crystal Wilkinson, 2022 NAACP Image Award finalist

Kentucky Poet Laureate’s book of poetry, “Perfect Black” (University Press of Kentucky), is nominated in the category “Outstanding Literary Work – Poetry”. The NAACP Image Awards program highlights the achievements of people of color through television, music, literature and film, and the promotion of social justice through their creative endeavours. …

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Vibrant Poetry Curriculum Guides Jesuit High School Students in Their Quest for Empathy and Justice

Editor’s Note: Joseph Ross, a poet who taught English for 33 years, is now in his 10th grade at Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. His most recent book of poetry is Raise the King. Ciaran Freeman, an art teacher at Gonzaga, interviewed Mr. Ross. The interview has been …

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Ali Mitgutsch, inventive illustrator of children’s books, dies at 86

BERLIN — Hippies dance to the Beatles while the downstairs neighbor uses her broom to get them to turn the music down. Several apartments up, a boy with a toothache is waiting for the dentist. The postman is forced to climb the stairs because the children have taken the elevator. …

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Accomplished Tenor to Give Recital at UB – UB Now: News and Views for UB Faculty and Staff

By PHILIP E. REHARD Tenor Miles Mykkanen, winner of the 2019 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, will perform at UB on February 4 in the fifth concert of this season’s Slee Visiting Artist series. The concert, which will feature UB faculty member and pianist Eric Huebner, will take place at …

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Zekelman Holocaust Center opens new exhibit

Mikhal Kovner, a member of the paper brigade, sorts through documents at YIVO. (Courtesy of Moreshet Archive, Anielevich Memorial Holocaust Study and Research Center) “The Book Smugglers: Supporters, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis” runs until May 31, 2022. Owould you risk your life to …

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They made the most of the opioid crisis. Until they don’t.

THE HARD SALE Crime and punishment in an opioid startupBy Evan Hughes The pharmaceutical industry is experiencing a very good crisis. The rapid development of safe and effective Covid-19 vaccines and treatments has turned pharmaceutical companies into much-loved heroes. Chipper executives boast of having saved billions of lives. Shareholders swim …

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Catalina Maria Johnson will explore ‘Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry’ on February 10

On Thursday, February 10, the West Chicago Public Library will host Catalina Maria Johnson, Ph.D., Illinois Humanities Road Fellow, journalist and host and producer of the radio show Beat Latino, for “Latin Hip Hop as a New Poetry, “a musical, informative and interactive program. Latin hip-hop artists are advancing their …

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RVS Bookworms Begin Preparing for Battle of the Books This Spring

COVID-19 may continue to delay school events and activities, but Rocky View Schools Division (RVS) students are always busy preparing for an epic battle of new knowledge. COVID-19 may continue to delay public events and school activities, but Rocky View Schools Division (RVS) students are still busy preparing for an …

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Mathrubhumi Weekly celebrates its 90th anniversary | 90th Anniversary Weekly Mathrubhumi

Kozhikode: Mathrubhumi Weekly celebrated its 90th anniversary on Tuesday. It was on January 18, 1932 that Mathrubhumi Weekly released its first edition. Mathrubhumi, who has allied himself with the nation’s independence movement, published his weekly with a focus on creativity and science. Deputy Editor Subhash Chandran hands the latest weekly …

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Victims of natural disasters can get sales tax refunds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) – If you’re rebuilding after a major storm, you might not know there’s a sales tax relief program available just for you. The Tennessee Department of Revenue created the Natural Disaster Sales Tax Relief Program shortly after the 2010 floods. “A sales tax refund may seem like …

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Robert Burns’ letters reveal the poet was advised not to write in Scots | Robert Burns

Beloved son and Scottish national bard Robert Burns did more than any other poet to export the Scots language of the 18th century to the world, through the New Year’s classic Auld Lang Syne and his other famous works. His lyrics, such as “we twa hae run about the braes/and …

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How to Avoid the Doom Scroll on Social Media

Young woman lying on sofa in living room and using mobile phone at home Getty When Nir Eyal published his book Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life in August 2019, the world was relatively safe. By mid to late summer, the economy was running at full …

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Professor and Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal on Poetry’s Personal and Narrative Reach – The Daily Utah Chronicle

Paisley Rekdal, Poet Laureate of Utah. (Courtesy of: Austen Diamond Photography) The medium of poetics can be a vehicle of catharsis or a personal touchstone. Whatever connections it is able to form, poetry is a force that shapes both a poet and his audience. I had the opportunity to speak …

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Remembrance of the Tamil poet saint Tiruvalluvar

On Tiruvalluvar Day on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Tamil Nadu Governor RN Ravi and Chief Minister MK Stalin paid rich tributes to Tiruvalluvar, author of the Tamil classic and didactic literature, “Tirukkural”. ‘Tiruvalluvar Day’, observed on the second day of the ‘Thai’ Tamil month by the state government and …

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Review of COVID-19 results in SCD, SCT

New data from an extensive review of the literature found that although most studies reported mild to moderate disease progression related to COVID-19 in patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) or sickle cell trait (SCT), the literature suggests that SCD is associated with an increased risk of hospitalization and death …

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Theaters and Shows: Comedy Pearl Cleage opens on the Hartford Stage | Free time

Note to readers: The rapid increase in the number of COVID-19 cases has resulted in the cancellation or postponement of many events. Before attending an event in person, call ahead or check the venue’s website or Facebook page to see if it will still be taking place. HARTFORD — Pearl …

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Huayi Cao is the non-executive director of China Literature Limited (HKG: 772) and just won 1.4% more shares

Those who follow with Limited Chinese literature (HKG: 772) will no doubt be intrigued by the recent share purchase by Huayi Cao, the non-executive director of the company, who spent HK $ 24million on shares at an average price of HK $ 48.37. It is undeniable that a purchase of …

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How poetry is like meditation

When we step back and examine the workings of the mind, not only the content of thought, but the thought process itself, what do we find? An incessant and self-generated flow of words, images, memories, stories; or repetitive loops of worries, plans, regrets, desires. We also come to see that …

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US Mint Begins Shipping Quarters in Honor of Writer and St. Louis native Maya Angelou | Books

Image of the Maya Angelou district FILE – In this file photo from November 21, 2008, poet Maya Angelou smiles at an event in Washington. On Monday, January 10, 2022, the United States Mint announced that it had begun shipping quarters bearing the effigy of poet Maya Angelou, the first …

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“Writing in verse was both extremely demanding and very rewarding”: Amitav Ghosh

Writing in verse format comes with its own set of challenges, but is hugely rewarding, says 2018 Jnanpith Prize winner and acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh. Gosh’s Jungle Nama: A Sundarban Story, which is in verse format, has now been converted into an audiobook available on Audible, read by Pakistani writer …

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Miles Morales sees big sales in December

Sony had a lot of success with Spider-Man back in December, and it looks like the success has spread beyond the release of Spider-Man: No Path Home. According to industry analyst @BenjiSales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales saw a sharp increase in digital sales on PlayStation 5 last month, rising to …

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The author receives the “Woman of the Year” award

SHILLONG, January 9: Renowned author Minimon Laloo received the “Woman of the Year 2021” award from the House of Letters (India), Bhubaneswar, Odisha, in recognition of the work and contributions to society and personal life achievements in literature, education, art, culture et al.Besides writing Khasi books, she also wrote “Meghalaya …

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President calls for more literary works for children | Society

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – President Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended a ceremony in Hanoi on January 9 to launch a campaign on the creation of literary works for children and to present the first young author’s prize. The campaign focuses on two genres of prose and …

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Nintendo Switch reportedly surpassed Nintendo Wii lifetime sales

It was bound to happen at some point, but it looks like the Nintendo Switch has now overtaken the Nintendo Wii when it comes to lifetime console sales. After another strong holiday season for the Switch until the end of 2021, Nintendo was finally able to beat its own milestone …

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Why it’s different from any other show

“Hey, New York.” The simple but calming first words spoken at the start of every episode of the HBO docuseries How to deal with John Wilson might not initially sound poetic. This is, after all, a fairly common greeting. It’s a simple hello to the city where the show is …

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modern Irish music told in Legacies

LyricFM, 7 p.m. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts the New York Metropolitan Opera, performing Grammy Award-winning jazz musician and composer Terence Blanchard’s adaptation of Charles M Blow’s moving memoir Fire shut up in my bones. This way RTÉ Radio 1 Extra, 8 p.m. Weekly, internationally-broadcast LGBT * radio program produced in Los …

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10 things to consider before planning a major in English literature

English Literature is a subject that can change your life and make you a different person. This is what graduates of this subject say. It changes your perspective on world issues and makes you quite a cultured person. It is a vast subject which, if you take it seriously, can …

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Carl Bernstein’s praise for the newspaper industry

The Star was known as a writer’s diary, often more creative and entertaining than the heavier Post. It was the first proving ground for some of the best journalists of our time, including national political reporter David Broder, who eventually migrated to The Post, New Yorker investigative star Jane Mayer, …

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Martín Espada: stacks of books, from poetry to photography

ESPADA: I am in the middle of “Deaf Republic”, poems by Ilya Kaminsky, who was born in the former Soviet Union and now lives in Atlanta. There has been a battle this week between this book and my scoring. The book continues to win. I should have finished writing by …

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Bartlesville Library Creative Writing Contest Accepting Entries

Registration is open for the 30th Annual Creative Writing Competition hosted by community members and the Bartlesville Public Library. Organized by Bartlesville Friends of the Library, a community group that raises funds and runs programs for the library, this year’s competition features a new grand prize for poetry – in …

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Banning books helps politicians but hurts students

But no, it’s not the 50s or 60s. It is 2022, and our “leaders” are trying to ban books. Where is the outcry from those people who were so alarmed when they thought Dr Seuss’ books were banned? In fact, they only stopped reprinting six of his books, a decision …

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Wine Trade Expert Tri-Cities Professor Dies Suddenly During Winter Vacation

A renowned Tri-Cities professor and wine business expert has passed away. Byron Marlowe, 43, died suddenly on December 28, according to Washington State University Tri-Cities. The Fulbright scholar and author was an associate professor of hospitality and wine and beverage business management. He is survived by his wife Tami and …

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Music and words flow through poet Monique Franklin

by Lisa Edge Monique Franklin is a multidisciplinary artist who describes herself as a performance introvert. Her exposure to the arts began as a child under the guidance of her mother, who conducted family plays in the living room of their Rainier Valley home. Music spoke to Franklin first, followed …

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Amherst Regional High School unveils new course offerings for next fall

AMHERST – Disabled Justice Literature, Textile Arts and Introduction to Dance featuring hip hop, house and lockdown are among the new courses expected to be taught at Regional High School in ‘Amherst next fall. The offerings, developed by eight teachers, were approved earlier this month in a unanimous vote by …

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JoJo’s bizarre adventure takes new sales milestone

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has announced it has taken another important sales milestone! Hirohiko Araki’s original manga series is one of Shueisha’s oldest action series, but it often doesn’t feel its age because every now and then the creator reboots the concept of the series with a new setting, characters and …

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‘Poetry Sans Frontiers’ series embraces common humanity through poems

“Close friends make distance disappear,” wrote Chinese poet Zhang Jiuling in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The series, launched in the six official languages ​​of the United Nations, namely Chinese, English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Russian, aims to convey the calming power of poetry, to promote the mutual learning of Chinese …

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The music, the meter and the mystery of the sonnets

I am inclined to believe that if Shakespeare had lived today and written only his sonnets and not a single play, their excellence alone would have earned him not one but two or three Nobel Prizes in Literature. Poets like Browning and Wordsworth have openly declared their admiration for his …

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Minneapolis poet and homeless champion Ethna McKiernan dies at 70

Some people are dedicated to sharing culture, creating art, or helping others. Ethna McKiernan was passionate about all three. She helped spread Irish culture, wrote acclaimed poetry and worked to serve the homeless. “She has given more to others than anyone I have ever known,” said her son, Conor Moe …

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Where is Guyanese poetry? – Stabroek news

no two + ONU To breathe Stretch Contract The tingling of tips as members Imitate wrestling Inside Hands meet as hearts tremble, ever changing Our twinning Spirits reach like body Open beyond limits We move Swept away we tremble as the energies mingle with our lives expanded Inside – Ayanna …

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First edition of Harry Potter book sold for record $ 471,000 – Oakland News Now

Oakland News Now – The first edition of the Harry Potter book sold for a record $ 471,000 – video made by the YouTube channel with the logo in the upper left corner of the video. OaklandNewsNow.com is the original blog post for this type of video blog content. HarryPotter …

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Why author Zibby Owens wants you to visit 22 bookstores in 2022

Zibby Books 22 in 22 campaign encourages people to visit 22 bookstores in 2022 and offers prizes … [+] to do it. The campaign is the brainchild of author and podcaster Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Zibby Owens. Zibby Books Author and Moms don’t have time to read books …

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The great irony around the deniers of the Scottish language and Auld Lang Syne

THIS year has seen what has been dubbed the Renaissance in Scottish literature, but it has also brought a renewed amount of classist and nationalist abuse against supporters of the language – myself included. I published my first novel this year, and the only one-star reviews it received were from …

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Catskill village says yes to pot lounges as town says no

CATSKILL – Marijuana parlors are on the table for the village of Catskill after the village’s board of directors voted Wednesday against refusing to allow them within its borders. That same night, the surrounding town of Catskill, which includes the communities of Leeds and Palenville, voted not to allow lounges. …

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Telangana MLC Goreti Venkanna receives Sahitya Akademi award; CM praises the poet

The famous poet and member of the Legislative Council of Telangana (MLC) Gorati Venkanna was chosen Thursday for the Sahitya Akademi Prize (poetry category) for 2021 and Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao conveyed his greetings to the poet. According to an official press release, KCR said that ‘Vallankitaalam’, a compilation …

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Book: These “forgotten” rejections shaped by Black Allumé

Share this Item You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A new book explores how a story of rejection shaped African American literature and activism for generations to come. While scholars have explored some of the historical periods that gave rise to contemporary African-American …

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Book Review: A History of Monsanto and its Toxic Legacy

Monsanto Co’s Roundup for sale in Encinitas, Calif., June 2017. Photo: Reuters / Mike Blake / File Photo Monsanto’s fundamental strategy was to become a magic handmaiden of the industry rather than going directly to consumers. The product that made the business profitable was caffeine, starting production a few years …

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How I was touched by a poetic plea for help from a black teen | Letters

As moved as I am by Aditya Chakrabortty’s article on Giovanni Rose, an award-winning young black poet (The Adolescent’s Poem Revealing the Cruel Reality of Life in Modern Britain, December 23), I do not may experience only a limited sense of optimism for their future. I fear he will continue …

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Opinion: Fewer and fewer children read for fun. They lose more than good stories

It was Harry Potter – or, in fact, his girlfriend Hermione Granger – that got my 6 year old granddaughter excited about learning to read. She was reasonably interested in reading before that, although distance learning for most of her kindergarten year meant she and all the other first graders …

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