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At the beginning of “The Rejected American”, Fred Beauford presents his good faith and his resentments. “I started a new career, he declares, I am now a novelist. So far it’s not such a bad idea. I can’t get fired. I cannot be reduced. No one else can take credit for my work. And there’s …

India West Staff Reporter LOS ANGELES, CA – In filmmaker and novelist John Huddles’ new tale, the youngest daughter of an old house breaks up with the abusive prince she married when she was 17, thinking he would save her from his troubles, before taking an epic journey of body and mind to gain self-knowledge …

Courtney Cox thinks she can relate to her character in the upcoming Starz series Shining Vale. The actress, 57, plays best-selling novelist Pat Phelps in the horror comedy series, who is unhappy with her life 17 years after the release of her hit book. Pat and his family relocate from Brooklyn to suburban Connecticut as …

At the peak of his film career, Harry Hamlin starred as an openly gay man in the 1982 romance film Make love. And although he’s “proud” of the role, Hamlin assumed it “ended my film career” in a new interview commemorating the film’s 40th anniversary. In the film, Hamlin played Barry, a hedonistic novelist in …

EXCLUSIVE: Uri Singer and Aimée Peyronnet join forces to acquire two works from the estate of French author Pierre Boulle, author of the novels The Planet of the Apes and The Bridge over the River Kwaiboth of which have been made into iconic Hollywood movies. The couple acquired Boulle’s 1974 novel The virtues of hellas …

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–January 31, 2022– Western Funding Inc. (WFI), a subsidiary of Westlake Technology Holdings, announces record growth in portfolio payments, loan portfolio, loans originated and dealer-producers for 2021. Throughout 2021, WFI demonstrated clear successes: $3.5 million in wallet payments to over 200 participating dealers 100% adoption of electronic contracts 52% year-on-year growth in its …

Marilyn Mosby speaks during ‘Genius Talks’ at the 2017 BET Experience on June 24, 2017 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images for BET.) Federal prosecutors have obtained a criminal indictment against the Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby (D), the most prominent and outspoken elected prosecutor in her jurisdiction. According to the indictment, …

California is home to more national parks than any other state, but many are more hidden than you might think. The state’s most famous parks, like Yosemite, Death Valley, Redwoods, and Joshua Tree, tend to take center stage and overshadow the others, but can get pretty crowded at any time of the year. However, with …

On the dark side of the light-to-dark entertainment continuum, “Breaking Bad” makes its third comeback in my visionary life. It’s deliciously stuffed with outrageously bad human behavior, and I love it all. Over the years, I’ve spoken to dozens of people who have dropped out of the show based on a scene from the second …

Tomorrow is Christmas and, if I needed a refresher, I just watched the 1938 film “A Christmas Carol” based on the Charles Dickens short story. Sadly, this is our second ‘Covid Christmas’, which is why I’m hoping for a well-deserved happy holiday. That’s why I’m keeping my fingers crossed. (Which could also explain the typos.) …

LOS ANGELES – Many are called “icons”. Anne Rice really was. She died yesterday at the age of 80 from a stroke. His son Christopher, a prolific writer in his own right, was by his side. He posted his death on his popular Facebook page: “Earlier this evening Anne passed away from a stroke. She …

San Francisco – As Americans shop for the holidays, they’ll likely see a swarm of offers to get their freebies now, but pay for them later in fixed monthly installments. Powered by several hot Silicon Valley startups as well as major credit card companies, “buy now, pay later” is now available for the purchase of …

Dave Hickey, the totemic cultural critic whose quick-witted work both democratized and split the art world in two, has died at the age of 82. Hickey died in his Santa Fe, New Mexico home. The cause of death was heart disease. Armed with humor, a deep intellect, and an alchemical ability to mix up and …

Poet and author Robert Bly (R) is shown with fellow American literary figure Coleman Barks (L) during a ceremony at the University of Tehran in Iran on May 17, 2006. Bly died on Sunday at the age of 94 years old. File photo by Mohammad Kheirkhah / UPI | License photo November 22 (UPI) – …

It’s not just you. Banks really send more credit card offers Americans have paid off their credit card debt during the pandemic. Credit card issuers are spending big to get them to borrow again. Lenders spend on direct mail and generous rewards to attract customers and increase balances. Bank credit card marketing costs jumped in …

By Rachel SchnalzerDesign and illustrations by Jade Cuevas Hello, dear escapees. Congratulations. We have spent four days since the end of daylight saving time last weekend. I hope you have now set back your clocks an hour and started to adjust to our shorter days. The first is easy – the second not so much. …

In his Hulu docuseries “Your Attention Please”, actor-comedian Craig Robinson compared Justin Dunnavant to Indiana Jones. The analogy has some merit: Dunnavant, assistant professor of anthropology at UCLA, is a globetrotting archaeologist with a multitude of active hobbies, including skateboarding and surfing. Unlike the fictional character, however, Dunnavant doesn’t care about snakes. And while the …

Millions of people around the world have left their ancestral homes to come to America, believing that their lives would be better and that they could build their American dream. “People come here penniless but not without culture,” said Mary Pipher, bestselling author and clinical psychologist. “They bring us gifts. We can synthesize the best …

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues around the world, one wonders if it has not already profoundly changed our way of life. Could we find ourselves like those prisoners who, once released, miss their cell, finding in their regained independence the bitter taste of anguish? This last year and a half, so focused on security, has …

Jackie Collins, who died in 2015, was known as the queen of bonkbuster for her blockbuster romance novels. The 77-year-old has written 32 books in her lifetime and sold over 500 million copies. But did you know the late writer was related to Dame Joan Collins? Jackie Collins was the younger sister of Joan Collins, …

Since the turn of the century, Henry Winkler has shown the public that he is more than just a jukebox, a motorcycle, a leather jacket wearing a cool dude. The Fonz, as he was once better known, has established himself as a comedy powerhouse, a family artist and now as a children’s author. At 75, …

Washington DC. 1997 First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton. Credit: Mark Reinstein (Photo by Mark Reinstein / Corbis via Getty Images) Hillary Clinton has published her fair share of non-fiction books in the past about her time as Bill Clinton’s former first lady as well as her White House experience. But at first, Clinton launched a …

STOCKHOLM – Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah, whose experience of crossing continents and cultures has fed his novels on the impact of migration on individuals and societies, won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday. Gurnah joins the ranks of illustrious laureates such as Toni Morrison, Kazuo Ishiguro, Wole Soyinka and Gabriel García Márquez. The Swedish …

Yet the experience had left Rauch suspicious. Shortly after the sale of “Der Anbräuner”, Rauch withdrew from an exhibition in Leipzig which was to be one of his largest exhibitions in his native country in a decade. Rauch sometimes speaks of his art as a peristaltic filtration system that sucks up everything around it, and …

Rosalie Maggio, La Crescenta, Calif., Died on September 18, 2021 after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. Arrangements are made with Solace Cremation and Funeral Home, Los Angeles, California. Services will take place at a later date. Born November 8, 1943 in Victoria, Texas, to Irene Cecilia Nash Maggio and Paul Joseph Maggio, DDS, she …

Self-proclaimed eco-warriors Prince Harry and Meghan Markle roamed New York City for a day filled with celebrity photo ops in a convoy of three gas guzzling SUVs. The awakened couple first went to One World Trade Center early this morning where they posed for photos with Governor Kathy Hochul and Mayor Bill de Blasio before …

Percival Everett has one of the best faces of poker in contemporary American literature. Author of twenty-two novels, he excels in the flawless execution of extraordinary vanities. “If I can have you believe it, then this is a fair game,” he once said of his books, which range from elliptical thriller to heartbreaking farce; their …

To-Review’s tottering tower is at risk of falling again and destroying the city, so let’s bring out some graphic novels to relieve the pressure. Theme of the day: books that are out of the ordinary, even according to my criteria. Gareth Brookes story / art; SelfMadeHero (192 pages, $ 20.99) Extract from the description: “Taking …

NEW | CHARACTERISTICS | OVERVIEW | EVENTS originally published: 09/16/2021 (CHICAGO, IL) – The Poetry Foundation has announced Patricia Smith as the recipient of the 2021 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, Susan Briante as the 2021 Pegasus Prize Winner for Poetic Criticism, and Bryan Byrdlong, Steven Espada Dawson, Noor Hindi, Natasha Rao and Simon Shieh as …

ORLAND PARK, IL – Kathleen Rooney, author of the famous novel “Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk”, will give a talk Thursday at 7 pm at the Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Avenue. According to the library, Rooney will discuss the actual pigeon and soldier that inspired his most recent book, “Dear Friend and …

A reinvention of the classic underwater tale by author Jules Verne, 20000 Leagues Under the Sea, is in the works, and The Walt Disney Company sets sail to give a fresh take on one of Walt Disney’s greatest achievements. Credit: Disney Related: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson Celebrates “Moana” Records Walt disney’s 20000 Leagues Under the …

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The Vixen, by Francine Prose (Harper). Harvard graduate Simon Putnam, the narrator of this novel, which takes place during McCarthy’s time, finds a position at a prestigious publishing house, where he is soon tasked with revising a salacious pot of mysterious author. The book is full of anti-Communist propaganda, aimed at capitalizing on Rosenberg’s recent …

SuRo Capital Corp. (SSSS), Brighthouse Financial (BHFAP), Swiss Helvetia Fund (SWZ) are the highest dividend yielding stocks on this list. Rank Financial asset Price Switch Term dividend yield Updated (EST) 1 SuRo Capital Corp. (SSSS) 13.31 -0.37% 23.49% 2021-07-03 09:51:24 2 Brighthouse Financial (BHFAP) 28.32 0.25% 5.94% 2021-07-02 02:47:05 3 Helvetia Swiss Fund (SWZ) 9.79 …

Lauren Berlant, a deeply influential American scholar and cultural critic known for her rigorous and playful explorations of intimacy, citizenship and affect, died on June 28 at the age of 63 from an Cancer. The news was announced by Duke University Press. Since 1984, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University …

Adult News Judges Caroline Bock is the author of Carry Her Home, winner of the 2018 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize, and of the young adult novels LIE and Before My Eyes. Bock also co-edited This Is What America Looks Like: Poetry & Fiction from DC, Maryland and Virginia from the Washington Writers’ Publishing …

Noel Obiora is Senior Legal Counsel for the California Public Utilities Commission, where he has spent nearly two decades deciphering and analyzing all legal aspects of the commission’s regulatory process. Before that, Obiora had her own private practice in Los Angeles, and long before that, Obiora, 55, was a shy kid in Nigeria who dreamed …

It’s about sharing rods – respecting each other underwater and being good marine managers. And the beach belongs to everyone. This is this year’s message on the International Surfing Day of the Surfrider Foundation. It is a semi-vacation created in 2005 to celebrate sport and promote the protection of clean water and healthy beaches. Ediana …

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Two common types of debt are installment loans and revolving credit. Both can be used for a variety of purposes, from personal expenses to debt refinancing and more. Borrowers complete a credit application and go through a formal credit check to be considered for either, and …