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  • Compassionate Leftists Celebrate Phyllis Schlafly’s Death

    09/06/2016 9:00:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Tech (Breitbart) ^ | September 5, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Leftists have reminded the world just how much they hated Phyllis Schlafly. As news of the conservative author and activist’s death spread, Twitter was deluged with tweets celebrating her death. While most of the tweets were from ordinary members of the public, many others came from columnists and commentators. Here’s Jeb Lund, a columnist for The Guardian.
  • A Weekly Review of the New York Times

    02/07/2015 6:21:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 7, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    Charles Blow is the gift that keeps on giving. In this week’s roundup of the inane and ridiculous from the op-ed pages of the New York Times, we return to Blow and by a not surprising coincidence, to Yale University. Last week Blow was fuming at Yale, where his son is a third year student. For reasons soon to be apparent, it is supremely ironic that in his column accusing Yale of institutional racism, Blow doesn’t even know his son’s major. He wrote that his son was majoring in chemistry, a notoriously tough discipline. Well, it turns out that Blow...
  • The Dragonflies' Lair 2

    11/16/2014 2:42:38 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 338 replies
    Poets, Friends, | November 16, 2014 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • The Most Important American You May Not Know

    09/21/2014 6:18:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 21, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    If you live in New York you may have heard of him, but outside the area his name may be a mystery. Robert Caro, famed author of four books on Lyndon Johnson, wrote his first book about him for which he won the Pulitzer Prize. The book was later named one of the one hundred greatest non-fiction books of the 20th century. The man is Robert Moses and the book is The Power Broker. The book was written in 1974 (celebrating its 40th anniversary.) I have owned it for about ten years and finally tackled it on my recent vacation....
  • 30 Writers Other Writers Loved To Hate

    07/18/2014 11:34:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 81 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | July 8, 2014 | Arianna Rebolini
    30 Writers Other Writers Loved To Hate
  • Heroines or Busybodies? Seattle women make an end run around an Idaho school board.

    04/23/2014 8:30:47 PM PDT · by crazycatlady · 21 replies
    Seattle Post- Intelligencer ^ | April 16 2014 | Joel Connelly
    Hundreds of Meridian, Idaho high school students signed a protest petition when their local school board banned Sherman Alexie' young adult novel "The Absolutely True Diary of a part-Time Indian" from their 10th grade curriculum. But a private fundraising drive, organized by two Washington women, has now raised enough money to buy a copy for each of the 350 students who protested...
  • GARCIA MARQUEZ, SNEAK AND AN ACCOMPLICE TO THE CRIMES OF FIDEL CASTRO

    04/19/2014 12:28:33 PM PDT · by Dqban22 · 7 replies
    Nuevo Accion ^ | April 18, 2014 | Armando Valladares
    GARCIA MARQUEZ, SNEAK AND AN ACCOMPLICE TO THE CRIMES OF FIDEL CASTRO By Armando Valladares April 18, Nuevo Accion http://www.nuevoaccion.com/ (Translation from Spanish) All dictators and murderers have had staunch defenders; Stalin, Hitler and Fidel Castro. Perhaps the most heinous in that fauna supporting dictatorships, are writers, poets, and artists. I've been saying for decades that an honest intellectual has a commitment to society: telling the truth, fight for respect, for human dignity, and not to use the privilege to reach millions of people, to lie, and to skip over the historical reality. This is one of the biggest crimes...
  • (Exempt) Obamacare Authors Not Really on Board With This "Gut Obamacare" Idea

    11/13/2013 3:27:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Slate ^ | 11/13/13 | David Weigel
    As she walked into the Senate's weekly party luncheon, Landrieu claimed that leadership was warming up to her bill. "Every day we pick up new sponsors," she said. When asked whether her bill would effectively gut the implementation of Obamacare, she shook her head. "That's not true," said Landrieu. "What my bill would do is allow 5 percent of the American people who had individual coverage, that were ensured as of such-and-such a date, to keep their insurance. My bill says permanently—there might be other bills that say two years or three years. Throughout that time, many of the people...
  • Tom Clancy never flunked English at Loyola

    10/14/2013 11:47:38 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 6 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 10/7/13 | George Matysek
    It certainly makes for a good story: a scrappy kid from Baltimore flunks out of an English class at what is now Loyola University Maryland only to become an international bestselling author. The problem is that the oft-told tale concerning Tom Clancy is just as fictitious as Jack Ryan. “It was an urban legend that just wouldn’t die,” said Carol Abromaitis, the English professor accused of giving Clancy an F in her class. For decades, Abromaitis urged English majors to let others know the truth. Her efforts bore little fruit. “One major said to me, ‘Of course not. It makes...
  • The man who turned rejection into a career

    08/05/2013 5:52:06 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | 8-5-13 | Bob Greene
    Rejection -- even repeated rejection -- doesn't have to mean defeat. That, it turns out, is the lasting lesson of the Chuck Ross story. You may recognize the name; two Sundays ago, I wrote about J.K. Rowling, the spectacularly successful author of the Harry Potter books, and about how she has published a detective novel under the name Robert Galbraith. In the column, I recalled what a young and frustrated writer -- Chuck Ross -- did in the 1970s. To briefly recap: Ross had written a mystery novel that had been turned down everywhere he sent it. So, as an...
  • Get your book noticed, get you book bought

    09/20/2012 8:02:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | September 20, 2012 | Jim Fletcher
    At Writer’s Bloc, I often talk about the marketing of books, because it seems so many authors still don’t understand the importance of it. That’s why, this week, I am going to touch on a couple points made by Michael Hyatt in his new book, “Platform.” To be fair, I’ve also reviewed it, but in this space, its contents are relevant. I wouldn’t agree with Hyatt about everything, of course, but frankly, his publishing knowledge is a resource that writers should use until there’s nothing left to wring-out. “Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World,” is a true insider’s account...
  • Vanity finding a thread earlier today, Sunday, on authors to read.

    09/02/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT · by bamabound · 56 replies
    I need your help in locating a thread I was reading this AM. A fellow freezer was looking for authors to read, and he liked what I like, mysteries, spy novels... There were a bunch of comments and some new authors for me to read, but I cannot find it. I also can hide my own Easter eggs. Two authors I wanted to add to the list are Loren Eastleman and Walter Mosley. They have a bunch of series. I am reading the Leonid McGill (Mosley) and Amos Walker (Estleman) characters. Both are PI's, loners and hard boiled. Thanks in...
  • Need Help With Picking Out Books

    09/01/2012 1:21:23 PM PDT · by CincyRichieRich · 95 replies
    9-1-2012 | Self
    I need help...I am a Vincy Flynn and Brad Thor addict...my wife has brought home from the library, and like Dale Brown books, I see right through their liberal crap...it is hard to find anything to fill the void while Vince and Brad ginn up the next ones...help me if you will with some authors who can hold my interest. Silva is ok, but I don't care about stealing a Rembrant painting...I like conspiracy, spy, etc.
  • Ray Bradbury, author of 'Fahrenheit 451,' dies

    06/06/2012 11:32:38 AM PDT · by null and void · 28 replies
    KING5 ^ | June 6, 2012 at 7:54 AM
    <p>LOS ANGELES -- Ray Bradbury, the science fiction-fantasy master who transformed his childhood dreams and Cold War fears into telepathic Martians, lovesick sea monsters, and, in uncanny detail, the high-tech, book-burning future of "Fahrenheit 451," has died. He was 91.</p>
  • It was on my bucket list

    08/08/2011 2:40:18 PM PDT · by nolongerademocrat · 37 replies
    vanity ^ | 28Jul11 | nolongerademocrat
    I finally completed a project that has been on my bucket list for years. I am celebrating completing my first novel. I'm now an author!!!!
  • Does anyone want to be "well-read?"

    04/21/2011 2:43:04 PM PDT · by Borges · 153 replies · 1+ views
    www.rogerebert.com ^ | 04/16/11 | Roger Ebert
    "Death disports with writers more cruelly than with the rest of humankind," Cynthia Ozick wrote in a recent issue of The New Republic. "The grave can hardly make more mute those who were voiceless when alive--dust to dust, muteness to muteness. But the silence that dogs the established writer's noisy obituary, with its boisterous shock and busy regret, is more profound than any other. "Oblivion comes more cuttingly to the writer whose presence has been felt, argued over, championed, disparaged--the writer who is seen to be what Lionel Trilling calls a Figure. Lionel Trilling? "Consider: who at this hour (apart...
  • A Book Lover’s San Francisco

    12/05/2010 4:07:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 1, 2010 | GREGORY DICUM
    ON a balmy fall evening in the Mission District of San Francisco, hundreds of people spilled onto Valencia Street, where they chatted happily for a few minutes before pouring back into bookstores, cafes and theaters. ... ....Valencia Street around 20th Street is an excellent place for a visitor to begin. A cluster of shops — 826 Valencia; Borderlands, a science fiction and fantasy bookstore and connected cafe; Modern Times, a bookstore collective; and the used-book store Dog Eared Books — is surrounded by cafes and bars that host regular literary events..... ....John Durham, the owner, sat at a desk surrounded...
  • Jonah Goldberg Scheduled for C-Span/Book TV Sunday at Noon

    11/06/2010 9:48:16 PM PDT · by Intolerant in NJ · 2 replies
    C-Span2 | 7 November 2010 | C-Span2
    It's that time of the month again - no not that time - it's the first Sunday, time for C-Span2's BookTV In-Depth, featuring three hours of interview/questions and answers from maybe your favorite author. This being conservative month, the guest for today, November 7, is Jonah Goldberg, author of works including "Liberal Fascism" and "Proud to be Right". Goldberg will discuss his philosophy and writings, and reply to comments and questions from viewers' emails, phone calls, and Tweets. Program starts at noon EST.
  • Constitutional Rights & Free Pizza

    09/07/2010 8:07:13 AM PDT · by AccuracyAcademia
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 7, 2010 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Accuracy in Academia is featuring a true patriot and accomplished writer at its Constitution Day author’s night. Allie Duzett is the author of How To Save America: A Tactical Guide For Practical Patriots. “We must devote the time it takes on a personal level to fully understand our Founding Fathers’ intent,” she writes. “It is appropriate for us all to be experts on Constitutional intent.” “We must invest our time to understand our founding documents, including not just the Constitution, but also the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, and the writings of all our Founding Fathers.” “We must learn...
  • Rush Limbaugh – An Army Of One

    06/09/2010 1:47:29 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 50 replies · 146+ views
    NoisyRoom.net ^ | 6-8-2010 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Book Review: Rush Limbaugh – An Army of One by Zev Chafets Rarely does a book come into my life and across my desk that I just can’t put down. This is one of them and I highly recommend you get a copy and read it. Chafets did a masterful job in writing this book. I have been listening to Rush Limbaugh since 2000. Being a political blogger, Rush has kept me sane, optimistic and motivated even when the going got tough. Always the scrapper, Rush Limbaugh gave me the strength to go on many times when I did not...