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  • Lawsuit over Islam comments tests boundaries between controversial language and free speech

    06/04/2017 5:37:26 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    Ekathimerini (Greek for "Everyday") ^ | 18.05.2017 | HARRY VAN VERSENDAAL
    In her political writings, Soti Triantafyllou styles herself as a champion of secular Enlightenment values which she sees as being under threat in Europe from intolerant outsiders and the cultural relativism of the multi-culti left. Her enemies denounce her ideas as thinly disguised racism." data-caption="In her political writings, Soti Triantafyllou styles herself as a champion of secular Enlightenment values which she sees as being under threat in Europe from intolerant outsiders and the cultural relativism of the multi-culti left. Her enemies denounce her ideas as thinly disguised racism." In her political writings, Soti Triantafyllou styles herself as a champion...
  • Comic book author suspected of putting child porn on YouTube

    01/07/2017 8:40:15 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 33 replies
    Hearst Newspapers© Copyright 2017 Hearst Communications, Inc ^ | Updated 8:59 pm, Friday, January 6, 2017 | By Michael Bodley
    An accomplished San Francisco comic book and nonfiction author, who has been published in Marvel and a slew of other publications, was arrested on suspicion of possessing more than 600 child pornography files and uploading the graphic videos to YouTube, police said Friday. Gerard Jones, 59, was arrested after a police investigation and ensuing search warrant at his residence in the 600 block of Long Bridge Street in San Francisco’s Mission Bay neighborhood turned up a host of electronic devices storing more than 600 images and videos depicting child pornography, police said. The uploaded YouTube videos depicted a child performing...
  • [Vanity Title And No Content From Obituary] Pat Conroy, renowned author has died.

    03/05/2016 5:42:36 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 24 replies
    http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20160304/PC16/160309613
    Pat Conroy, author of best selling novels, Prince of Tides and The Great Santini, has died of cancer. It is confirmed that he did get off the island, but it is unknown whether he took his little buddy with him.
  • Umberto Eco, author of 'The Name of the Rose,' dead at 84

    02/20/2016 8:00:11 AM PST · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | February 20, 2016 | Colleen Barry
    Umberto Eco started working a novel that set the world's imagination on fire "prodded by a seminal idea: I felt like poisoning a monk." The Italian author and academic who intrigued, puzzled and delighted readers worldwide with his best-selling medieval thriller, "The Name of the Rose," died at home in Milan on Friday evening after a battle with cancer, according to a family member who asked not to be identified.
  • Author Frederick Forsyth reveals his missions for Britain's MI6

    British thriller writer Frederick Forsyth revealed he had conducted missions for intelligence service MI6 in extracts from his autobiography published Sunday. Forsyth, whose bestsellers include "The Day Of The Jackal", told of how he had assisted Britain's overseas spying agency in the Nigerian region of Biafra, East Germany, Rhodesia and South Africa. While working as a journalist in 1968, he was approached by an MI6 man called "Ronnie" who wanted "an asset deep inside the Biafran enclave" where there was a civil war between 1967 and 1970.
  • The Actor, the Author, and the Real ‘Father Brown’

    06/14/2015 2:06:39 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | January 13, 2015 | K. V. Turley
    The priest who was the inspiration for Chesterton's great detective also played a central role in the conversion of Chesterton and many others Crime fiction fans are well aware of G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown and his place in the Pantheon of great detectives. Nevertheless, in contrast with the seemingly endless speculation as to the ‘real Sherlock Holmes’, there has been little such debate about the origin of the priest sleuth. However, a recent book, The Elusive Father Brown (Gracewing, 2010), by Laura Smith, goes some way to rectifying this, detailing as it does the life of the cleric who formed...
  • Harlan Ellison still angry, still writing at 81

    05/30/2015 10:36:56 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 73 replies
    The Jewish Advocate ^ | May 22, 2015 | Nat Segaloff
    Harlan Ellison is still an angry young man, except he'll be 81 on May 27. He has used this anger, fueled by childhood anti-Semitism, throughout his extraordinary career as a writer of speculative fiction. This year saw the publication of his 116th and 117th (so far) books: The Top of the Volcano, a collection of his awardwinning short stories, and a graphic novelization of his original script for "The City on the Edge of Forever," widely considered the best Star Trek episode ever written. Although Ellison's hundreds of published stories contain a wealth of Jewish characters, his most complex creation...
  • The Great War Novelist America Forgot (Herman Wouk turns 100 today)

    05/27/2015 10:26:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | May 17, 2015 | David Frum
    On May 27, the American novelist Herman Wouk will attain the prodigious age of 100. Over his long career, Wouk has achieved all the wealth and fame a writer could desire, or even imagine. His first great success, The Caine Mutiny (1951), occupied bestseller lists for two consecutive years, sold millions of copies, and inspired a film adaptation that became the second highest-grossing movie of 1954. Wouk’s grand pair of novels, The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, likewise found a global audience, both in print, and then as two television miniseries in the 1980s. Wouk won a Pulitzer...
  • Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld series, dies aged 66

    03/12/2015 8:58:59 AM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 3/12/2015
    Sir Terry Pratchett, author of the Discworld comic fantasy series of novels, has died aged 66. Publishers Transworld announced the news “with immeasurable sadness”. Managing director Larry Finlay, said: “The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds.” The author of more than 70 books died at his home “with his cat sleeping on his bed, surrounded by his family” earlier on Thursday. Pratchett, who had early onset Alzheimer’s disease, leaves his wife, Lyn, and their daughter, Rhianna. He had, said Finlay “enriched the planet like few before him”.
  • Attorney General Eric Holder wants the "Supreme Court" to oppose the Author of marriage

    01/17/2015 6:43:49 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 32 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | January 17, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    High court to hear gay marriage cases in April Associated Press WASHINGTON (January 16, 2015) — Setting the stage for a potentially historic ruling, the Supreme Court announced Friday it will decide whether same-sex couples have a right to marry everywhere in America under the Constitution. The justices will take up gay-rights cases that ask them to overturn bans in four states and declare for the entire nation that people can marry the partners of their choice, regardless of gender. The cases will be argued in April, and a decision is expected by late June. Proponents of same-sex marriage said...
  • What Being a “Christian Writer” Doesn’t Mean

    12/18/2014 9:57:35 AM PST · by millegan · 10 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Daniel McInerny
    The phrase has become slippery. “Christian writer.” What does it mean? For some the phrase plays like a favorite old song, an evocation of the glory days of Greene, Waugh, Percy, O’Connor, et alia. Days long gone and sorely missed. For others “Christian writer” may spell an oxymoron, or at least refer to the kind of writer one would not like to meet at a Manhattan cocktail party. And for still others the phrase increasingly tends to serve as a signal that some exceptionally maudlin fiction is quivering like a bad cheese on the horizon. But even looking at the...
  • The World’s Best Living Catholic Author of Fiction

    11/08/2014 1:51:50 PM PST · by millegan · 23 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | Michael Saltis
    Are you looking for a spellbinding novel with deeply Catholic themes, compelling characters, and exquisite prose? Well, if you’ve been confining your search to Barnes and Noble’s family-friendly Christian fiction shelf, I’m here to tell you that you’re missing out. As a reader, you have probably heard of Dean Koontz. He has sold 450 million copies of his books in 38 languages, making him one of the most successful writers in the world. And while his stories have been categorized as science fiction, fantasy, thriller, and horror, he’s also considered by many readers to be the world’s best Catholic author...
  • Leftist Author: Don't Call Hamas a Terrorist Organization

    08/14/2014 4:02:53 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/8/14 | Nir Har Zahav
    Leftist Israeli author A.B. Yehoshua is saying that Israel should not refer to Hamas as a “terrorist organization” but as an “enemy”. In an opinion piece published in the New Republic magazine, Yehoshua wrote that Israel should give Hamas the status of a “legitimate enemy”. “What accounts for the fact that, after the retreat of Israel from the Gaza Strip, the departure from Israeli settlements and the transfer of authority to Hamas, we continue to characterize Gaza as a terrorist state rather than as an ‘enemy’?” he wrote. “Is it that the expression ‘a regime of terror’ is a stronger...
  • Peter Matthiessen, Author and Naturalist, Is Dead at 86

    04/05/2014 7:15:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 5, 2014 | Christopher Lehmann-Haupt
    Peter Matthiessen, a roving author and naturalist whose impassioned nonfiction explored the remote endangered wilds of the world and whose prize-winning fiction often placed his mysterious protagonists in the heart of them, died on Saturday at his home in Sagaponack, N.Y. He was 86... Mr. Matthiessen was one of the last survivors of a generation of American writers who came of age after World War II and who all seemed to know one another, socializing in New York and on Long Island’s East End as a kind of movable literary salon peopled by the likes of William Styron, James Jones,...
  • Tom Clancy, Best-Selling Novelist of Military Thrillers, Dies at 66

    10/02/2013 4:33:51 PM PDT · by SendShaqtoIraq · 31 replies
    NY Times ^ | 10/02/2013 | Julie Bosman
    Tom Clancy, whose complex, adrenaline-fueled military novels spawned a new genre of thrillers and made him one of the world’s best-known and best-selling authors, died on Tuesday in Baltimore. He was 66.
  • Richard Matheson: 1926-2013

    06/24/2013 3:06:29 PM PDT · by AnAmericanAbroad · 24 replies
    Shock Till You Drop ^ | June 24 2013 | Ryan Turek
    Author Richard Matheson has passed away at the age of 87. As this is breaking news, there are not a whole lot of details we can offer at this time, we'll update this spot as more information comes in but Matheson's daughter, Ali, wrote the following: "My beloved father passed away yesterday at home surrounded by the people and things he loved...he was funny, brilliant, loving, generous, kind, creative, and the most wonderful father ever...I miss you and love you forever Pop and I know you are now happy and healthy in a beautiful place full of love and joy...
  • Best-selling author Vince Flynn dies at age 47.

    06/19/2013 9:46:50 AM PDT · by GSP.FAN · 18 replies
    Fox news ^ | June 19, 2013 | Fox news
    Flynn self-published his first book, "Term Limits," in 1997 before landing a publishing deal. "Term Limits" became a New York Times bestseller. Most of his books centered on the character Mitch Rapp, a counterterrorism operative. He averaged a book a year.
  • Prolific Author Vince Flynn Reportedly Dead at 47

    06/19/2013 8:13:17 AM PDT · by Wilum · 33 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 06/19/2013 | Erica Ritz
    Bestselling author Vince Flynn has died at 47-years-old after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer, local CBS affiliate WCCO reports. He died Wednesday morning at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota, and leaves behind a wife and three children.
  • MN Author Vince Flynn Dies At 47

    06/19/2013 6:52:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 69 replies
    CBS Local - Minnestoa ^ | June 19, 2013 8:20 AM | staff
    Minnesota author Vince Flynn has died after a long battle with prostate cancer. WCCO-TV has learned that Flynn died Wednesday morning at United Hospital in St. Paul. Flynn has authored 15 novels centered around the character of Mitch Rapp, an undercover CIA agent. The majority of those novels have made it to the New York Times bestseller list.
  • RINO Author Attacks the Religious Right

    08/06/2012 12:35:49 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 15 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | August 6, 2012 | JP
    Mike Lofgren used to be a Republican. Then he “retired” last year – so he claims – from a staff job on the U.S. Senate Budget Committee doing grunt work for GOP lawmakers. Nowadays, Lofgren gets paid to bash the party of Lincoln (and Reagan), which has been taken over by the “religious right,” he laments, in his just-published, oh-so-cleverly-titled book, “The Party is Over.” “Religious cranks ceased to be a minor political nuisance in this country in the 1970s,” writes Lofgren, “and grew into a major element of the Republican rank and file.” Today, he reckons, these “religious fundamentalists”...