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It’s Poe’s birthday, so here’s Neil Gaiman reading The Raven

Neil Gaiman says Edgar Allan Poe should be read aloud, and he’s right: he recorded this video of him reading “The Raven” in 2016 as part of Pat Rothfuss’s Worldbuilders charity drive. It’s Poe’s birthday today, and I can think of no better way to celebrate it than to listen to it again.
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Source: https://boingboing.net/2018/01/19/flipped-the-bugbird-nevermore.html

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Can Florence Welch's new lyric book add something to the genre?

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The singer-songwriter of Florence and the Machine is to publish a book featuring poems, artwork and lyrics, following hot on the heels of Faber’s book of Scott Walker’s lyrics, but does seeing lines in book form elevate them to a higher art?

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/florence-welch-useless-magic-scott-walker-jarvis-cocker-bob-dylan-a8151776.html

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Fire and Fury released early as publisher defies attempt to ban tell-all book

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Lawyers for Donald Trump moved on Thursday to try to shut down an explosive new book which has exposed chaos behind the scenes at the White House. In response, the book’s US publisher brought publication forward to Friday.

Related: ‘Bannon may already be cooperating with Mueller’: tell-all book shifts frame of Russia inquiry

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/04/trump-lawyers-book-steve-bannon-white-house

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Michael Wolff’s explosive book on Trump: the key revelations

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Tell-all offers insider’s view of White House amid infighting, scrutinising the president’s inner circle, his intellect and his hair

Washington DC, the media, a panicked White House and an incredulous American public were rocked on Wednesday morning when the Guardian published the first details of Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jan/05/trump-book-highlights-michael-wolff-fire-fury

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Neil Patrick Harris reveals his next trick: writing a magic novel for kids

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Neil Patrick has a new trick up his sleeve.

Harris, currently starring in Netflix’s adaptation of Daniel Handler’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, is known for doing, well, a bit of everything in the entertainment industry — He sings, he acts, he performs magic, he’s a producer.

And now he has a new title to add to his extensive resume: children’s book author.

In November, Harris will debut his first novel for young readers, The Magic Misfits.

The book stars runaway street magician Carter who, along with a group of fellow magicians, is tasked with stopping the greedy B.B. Bosso from wreaking havoc on a sleepy New England town. For the novel, Neil also channeled his own passion and expertise for magic by adding practical magic tricks that kids can learn. Read more…

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Source: http://mashable.com/2017/11/21/mashreads-podcast-neil-patrick-harris-interview/

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The Walking Dead Comics Introduce A New Leader – Screen Rant


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The Walking Dead Comics Introduce A New Leader
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As Robert Kirkman’s The Walking Dead comics keep shuffling through the zombie apocalypse, the cover for Issue #176 teases a new leader and a new chapter for Rick Grimes and company. Since premiering back in 2003, The Walking Dead has brought to …

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