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I'll see your Snooki post and raise you this "news" on JWOW! Jersey Shore’s JWOW To Release New Book. Jenni Farley, a Long Island native and one of the cast members of MTV’s most talked about reality show “The Jersey Shore”, will soon be adding ‘author’ to her resume. Better known as “JWOWW”, she has announced that her new book,”The Rules According to JWOWW” is due out in February, according to the star’s official website.
"Authors" topic used only because I haven't added a "Jersey Shore" topic...YET
Fifty years ago, John Steinbeck took a road trip across America with only his dog Charley for company. He published a non-fiction book about his experiences two years later, called Travels with Charley: In Search of America. Journalist Bill Steigerwald
retraced Steinbeck’s journey this year and says the only problem with Steinbeck’s story is that it’s mostly a fabrication.
It's hip, it's happening, it's a round-up...from the totally hip Ron Charles of the Washington Post.
New Haven, CT (AP) Christine O'Donnell's TV ad declaration "I'm not a witch" during her U.S. Senate campaign topped this year's best quotes, according to a Yale University librarian.
O'Donnell's quote is cited by Fred Shapiro, associate librarian at Yale Law School, who released his fifth annual list of the most notable quotations of the year. In the ad, O'Donnell was responding to reports of her revelations that she had dabbled in witchcraft years ago.
"It was such a remarkable unconventional quote to be a part of the political discourse," Shapiro said.
The quote by O'Donnell, a tea party favorite running in Delaware, tied for first place with "I'd like my life back," the lament made in May by BP's CEO Tony Hayward after the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history.
"People resented the fact that he was wanting to get back to his yacht races and other aspects of his normal life when those little problems were dwarfed by the magnitude of what people on the Gulf Coast were dealing with," Shapiro said.
Shapiro noted that the top quotes stemmed from two of the biggest news stories of the year, the oil spill and the emergence of the tea party.
The original Yale Book of Quotations was published in 2006. Since then, Shapiro has released an annual list of the top 10 quotes. He said they will be incorporated into the next edition of the book.
According to The Gothamist, and the NYPL's own own tumblr account, Keith Richards visit to the NY Public Library included some 'backstage' time in the Cullman Center's Deputy Director Marie d’Origny's office. This is what went on:
While Keef was waiting in the center before his talk at the library, he unexpectedly lit up a cigarette in Marie’s office, and grabbed the clay saucer underneath a potted orchid for a makeshift ash tray. He then asked for the window to be open, sending a chill through the office. Between the cold and the smoke, the little orchid never stood a chance. RIP, sweet flower. The good news is Keith felt sort of bad about smoking in the first place and signed the “ash tray” without anyone asking (see image). So c’mon - you have to have sympathy for the devil.
Drumroll, please. Fairfield Town Librarian Karen Ronald announced the library’s official selection for 2011’s “One Book, One Town” program Wednesday morning at the Main Library. With much fanfare, Ronald told the crowd that the official selection is Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Eating Animals.”
“I will warn you, it is a mature subject matter,” Ronald said. “But it’s something near and dear to our hearts in Fairfield, with the local organic farms starting up.”
Foer’s book takes an in-depth look at the meat industry. But Branch Librarians Mary Coe stressed that it’s not an advertisement for vegetarianism. Rather, it’s “about where our food comes from.” Teen librarian Nicole Scherer added that it’s also a personal story about how Foer deals with his research in relation to the upcoming birth of his son.
There has been much ado lately over the release of Mark Twain's autobiography after a century-long embargo. But with only a small portion of the material in fact never-before-published, is this merely deft brand management by Twain from beyond the grave? Writer Craig Fehrman describes the tactics behind the embargo and how it has worked well as a modern day marketing strategy.
Patti Smith won the National Book Award for Nonfiction this past week for her memoir "Just Kids," which recounts her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe in the '60s and '70s. But "Just Kids" is far from her first flirtation with the written word.
Smith has actually published numerous books of poetry. And unlike other successful rock stars who have stumbled awkwardly into verse (Jewel and Billy Corgan come to mind), Smith's work reflects that she was a poet first, and that her love affair with the art runs deep.
It was the summer Coltrane died, the summer of love and riots, and the summer when a chance encounter in Brooklyn led two young people on a path of art, devotion, and initiation.
Patti Smith would evolve as a poet and performer, and Robert Mapplethorpe would direct his highly provocative style toward photography. Bound in innocence and enthusiasm, they traversed the city from Coney Island to Forty-second Street, and eventually to the celebrated round table of Max's Kansas City. It was a time of heightened awareness, when the worlds of poetry, rock and roll, art, and sexual politics were colliding and exploding. Just Kids begins as a love story and ends as an elegy. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies. -- Read More
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Note: Logo is not on main page today. I looked in the holiday logos where they store old logos and it has not been moved into there yet. Here is a article that has a copy of the logo full size.