A literary feud has broken out over an “insulting” play about New Zealand author Janet Frame. Frame’s literary executor and niece, Pamela Gordon, has slammed the play Gifted by Christchurch academic and author Patrick Evans
JK Rowling has secretly written a crime novel under a false name. The Sunday Times newspaper revealed that the Harry Potter author had published The Cuckoo’s Calling in April using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith
According to Rodney King’s Autopsy report he was under the influence of SEVERAL substances at the time of his death — including alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, and PCP. According to the report, the cause of death is listed as accidental drowning — but the drugs were contributing factors. The PCP is interesting because there was a theory […]
One of the known methods of torture is sleep deprivation. It can make a person desperate.
The war he had helped launch and justify raged on, the enemy’s army had swept through his state capital only hours before and his successor as Virginia’s Governor still hadn’t been selected by the legislature, but Thomas Jefferson was going home, convinced that his work for America was done. It was the summer of 1781, five years since the July in Philadelphia when the author of the Declaration of Independence had, in two inspired weeks of writing energized by years of thought and study and practical political activity, helped create a new nation with his pen
“Dong Thap’s House of Love Proves Popular Attraction,” screams the headline. This isn’t the front page of a bawdy magazine; it’s an item on a Vietnamese news-agency website.
Sugar and spice and everything nice.
In her two previous books, French author Mireille Guiliano instructs women on how to live their lives to the fullest by, ironically enough, not eating to the fullest. She insists that the French have the right answers, pointing to the French joie de vivre as one of the reasons why the country’s women stay so infuriatingly thin.
“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi is pregnant with her first child, her publicist confirmed to CNN on Thursday.
“China is not on the Internet, it’s basically an intranet. Everything is banned by the Great Firewall,” says Sherman So, co-author of “Red Wired: China’s Internet Revolution.” With 338 million Internet users in June 2009, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), China is no longer a niche market of the online industry.