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    By Sarah Wu and Joyce Zhou HONG KONG (Reuters) - In the last two weeks, Hong Kong publisher Raymond Yeung has hastily made changes to a draft paper copy of a book entitled To Freedom, replacing the word revolution with protests, tweaking a banned slogan and cutting passages that advocate independence for the Chinese-ruled city. The changes were hard to make, he told Reuters, but impossible to avoid since China passed a national security law on June 30, making the...
    A New York judge on Monday lifted a temporary restraining order preventing Mary Trump from discussing her forthcoming tell-all book about her uncle President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavis: Supreme Court decision is bad news for Trump, good news for Vance Meadows trying to root out suspected White House leakers by feeding them info: Axios Pressley hits DeVos over reopening schools: I wouldnt trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child MORE and their family on the eve...
    Sara Dulaney, of Cold Spring, is an addiction recovery coach. She spoke with Alison Rooney. Sara Dulaney, recently (Photo by Maggie Benmour) When I was living in New York City, I would sometimes spend a weekend afternoon doing what I called “going with the green.” I’d walk through town and at every intersection proceed in the direction of the green light. I had some remarkable adventures (and, even with a paucity of green lights in Cold Spring, I’m still having them)....
    Hong Kong stocks end higher, but Sino-U.S. tensions curb gains View 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer RS Photos Teaching your children resilience for hard times? These kids books are all about it As Covid-19 infections continue to rise, many families are left explaining to children that the challenges of pandemic life — from missed social events to physical distancing — arent likely to end soon. © HarperCollins The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate But while this pandemic is...
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    NETFLIX’S The Witcher is set to offer a different path for Geralt and Ciri in season two after show boss Lauren S. Hissrich shared plans for a major departure from the books.  The show is officially set to restart production in August after shutting down earlier this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. 4Mega hunk Henry Cavill is back to play The WitcherCredit: AP:Associated Press Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich confirmed in a recent interview that season two will go...
    In these days of tension between people of color and police officers, we went in search of books and publications with voices coming from various angles on the divide. We compiled a list of books that show, for instance, how the idea of “police” came about early in this country as a means to protect the economy of the well-to-do. Here are books by authors Black and white offering viewpoints about how to mend this divide, a few written by...
    Dengue prevention efforts stifled by coronavirus pandemic, doctors warn AP Was There: McEnroe wins tiebreaker, Borg wins Wimbledon Most Births at a Concert?! The Wildest Records Ever Written Into the Music History Books When it comes to breaking records in music, there are the achievements that everyones aware of. Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Dale Earnhardt Jr. Talks Future of NASCAR & New Peacock Show Lost Speedways The Lost Speedways star explains how the discovery...
    “Look, what beautiful stables!” library director Salih Şahin says with a laugh, the sweep of his hand taking in a scene with nary a trace of hay or manure. Instead of stamping, whinnying steeds, the airy, light-filled chamber is lined with long, gleaming-white study desks. The smooth stone walls and pillars of this grand reading room support a series of graceful arches and ceiling domes that almost float overhead, delicately painted with intricate floral and geometric designs. It’s hard to...
    Danielle J. Lindemann July 11, 2020 7:29PM (UTC) The author of The Baby-Sitters Club book series, Ann M. Martin, was prolific.  She wrote dozens of books, many during the late 80s and early 90s when I fit snugly into her readership demographic.  For a while, she was publishing a new book every month, though my appetite for them still outpaced her creative output. I began to write all of my school essays in a derivative, bubbly style, irritating my mother who...
    Make Your Mess Your MemoirAnna David (memoir, Launch Pad Publishing)Anna David has made a profession out of candid sharing and ’fessing as much as the “messy” components of her personal life; in “Get together Woman,” she wrote about her drug habit and restoration. In her newest guide, half memoir, half how-to handbook, the bestselling creator exhibits readers how they will take their very own “mess” and make it work for them. Refreshing and trustworthy. Survival InstinctsJen Waite (fiction, Dutton)Anne...
    Make Your Mess Your Memoir Anna David (memoir, Launch Pad Publishing) Anna David has made a career out of candid sharing and ’fessing up to the “messy” parts of her own life; in “Party Girl,” she wrote about her drug addiction and recovery. In her latest book, part memoir, part how-to manual, the bestselling author shows readers how they can take their own “mess” and make it work for them. Refreshing and honest. Survival Instincts Jen Waite (fiction, Dutton) Anne...
    As hostile an environment as Antarctica is, the icy continent still has one thing that the Moon and Mars doesn’t, and that’s air. When we go into space, we need to bring along air, or otherwise make it—not only for breathing but also for pressurizing the space suits. That’s the added challenge of living off of the Earth. Yet there is one place on Earth that’s exactly like deep space. This is an unworldly environment of complete darkness, low temperatures,...
    Jenna Bush Hager says she grew up with a mother who gave her a love of reading books, and now she is passing on the tradition to her own family. The Today show host said that her mother, first lady Laura Bush, made sure that Jenna and her sister were always surrounded with wonderful books. That helped Jenna to gain a lifelong love of reading that prompted her to start the Read With Jenna book club on the Today show...
    MindiAbair/Facebook Ruth Eckerd Hall is the first large scale venue to really figure out socially-distant concerts (thanks to low key grand lobby concerts at Ruth Eckerd), and Tampa Bay expat Mindi Abair is coming to get in on the fun. The sought-after saxophonist just announced three public shows set to take place on August 27, August 29 and August 30 at Ruth Eckerd Hall’s Kate Tiedemann And Ellen Cotton Cabaret Theatre. A Friday, August 28 performance will be an exclusive...
    Paul Thorn plays Skippers Smokehouse in Tampa, Florida on February 14, 2016.ANDY WARRENER If there’s anyone who could ever pull you out of the coronavirus funk, it’s Paul Thorn. The Tupelo-based songwriter—an WMNF favorite who frequently played Skipper’s Smokehouse on his come up—has an uncanny ability to disarm audiences with his Southern drawl, and he’s coming back to Tampa Bay on February 17. Tickets to see him play Clearwater’s Bilheimer Capitol Theatre go on sale Fri. July 10 at 10...
    Schools face a funding crunch — and rising technology costs This is what it was like to go to McDonalds in the 1950s Billy Eichner Presents Mary Trumps Line of Childrens Books on Kimmel, Including Cloudy With a Chance of White Supremacy (Video) © TheWrap Cloudy With a Chance of White Supremacy Billy Eichner is filling in for Jimmy Kimmel this week, and on Thursday nights episode, and he had a lot of Trump jokes up his sleeve. But...
    Summer is bringing a new wave of coronavirus hotspots. See how the map is changing. Latest: Florida ICUs near capacity as deaths spike See Jenna Bush Hager and her kids shine in new issue of Parents magazine Ah, the wonders of literature. If theres one person who understands that most, its Jenna Bush Hager. The TODAY with Hoda & Jenna co-host has long preached about how books have impacted the way she sees the world, even sharing that passion...
    In the wake of Black Lives Matter protests following the death of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and other Black people by police brutality, Americans have been on the hunt for knowledge about police abolition and Black lives. Amazon can be an easy, one-stop-shop for books on race and politics that can ship in the blink of an eye, but there are better options. Buying from Black-owned bookstores in the United States directly supports Black, marginalized communities and prioritizes...
    Florida Democratic Party gives back PPP loan after backlash from Florida Democratic lawmakers I spent the night in a New York hotel that made 3 core changes to help guests feel safe during the pandemic — and I think it sets a good model for beachfront hotels everywhere China books second-biggest U.S. corn purchase on record, also buys wheat CHICAGO (Reuters) - China booked its second-largest single-day U.S. corn purchase on record, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
    The Child-Sitters Membership is greater than only a hit Netflix present or fashionable sequence of books. It’s additionally a beacon for legions of younger men and women who spent their childhood wanting as much as the can-do members of the BSC. No different character represents this greater than Claudia Kishi. Performed by Momona Tamada in Netflix’s model of The Child-Sitters Membership, the Claudia Kishi of the books gave Asian-American readers a much-needed heroine. To honor Claudia’s legacy, Netflix is...
    China’s state-run Global Times reported approvingly on Thursday that Hong Kong has been forced to suppress countless movies, television shows, books, and online posts that could violate the new security law imposed by Beijing because the material could be judged to “threaten” Communist China, and those who display or sell the “threatening” material could be held legally liable. The Global Times quoted Hong Kong secretary for security John Lee Ka-Chiu stating that the Chinese security law fixed a number of...
    D. Watkins July 9, 2020 10:12PM (UTC) So many young people are disenchanted with our political system. Its like you have to pay millennials to vote and give them a sticker. Can you blame them for lacking excitement after watching the way Republicans blindly blocked everything Obama tried to do during his time in the White House? Even if it was in their interest –– that sent a clear message about how broken our political system is. Oh, and...
    Author Ann M. Martin had no master plan when she decided to make one of the core members of “The Baby-Sitters Club” a Japanese American girl named Claudia. Claudia Kishi happened to be everything the “model minority” stereotype wasn’t. She got bad grades. She thrived in art and fashion. She wasn’t struggling to belong. For those reasons and more, Asian American girls in the ’80s and ’90s idolized Claudia and felt seen in teen fiction. Some of those now grown...
    Matt Dillon and S.E. Hinton. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images These best-selling authors were published when they were still teenagers. S.E. Hinton published her seminal novel, The Outsiders, when she was 18. Kody Keplinger worked on her debut novel, The Duff, when she was still in high school. Visit Insiders home page for more stories.  Sometimes success comes early in life, and thats true in the literary world, too. These authors were published while they were still in,...