City Book Review Shows You Why You Should Get Your Book Reviewed (cool video)

The folks at City Book Review have been doing book reviews since 2008, more than 20,000 reviews over the years. If you’re an author and need a review, give them a try. Now that your wrote and published your book, next up is how to get your book reviewed by a professional organization. Many bookstores won’t carry a book that hasn’t been reviewed by someone, and there are fewer and fewer local newspapers that review books any more. So your chances to get reviewed are harder each year. Luckily places like San Francisco Book Review and their sister publications have…

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Crowds flock to Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con

(CNN)Dressed all in black with her face exposed, Fatima Mohammed Hussein has come to Saudi Arabia’s first Comic Con event dressed as Bat Girl. “The minute I stepped in, I couldn’t believe this is happening here,” she told CNN. “It’s a big move for Saudi to have something like that.” Hussein was one of the many Saudis who dressed up and flocked to the coastal city of Jeddah to celebrate pop culture, comic books, video games, and film between February 16 and 18. .. #__ A post shared by Saudi Comic Con (@saudicomiccon) on Feb 16, 2017 at 8:05am PST…

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Grammy Awards 2017: The Complete Winners List!

Winners all around us! With all the awards that are given out at the Grammys, it’s amazing there are people who don’t win. But alas, there are some — and on the other end are the winners who take home the big honors! Ch-ch-check out all the winners (below)! Album Of The Year: 25 Adele – WINNER Lemonade Beyonc Purpose Justin Bieber Views Drake A Sailor’s Guide To Earth Sturgill Simpson Record Of The Year: “Hello” Adele – WINNER “Formation” Beyonc “7 Years” Lukas Graham “Work” Rihanna Featuring Drake “Stressed Out” Twenty One Pilots Song Of The Year: “Formation” Khalif…

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Brian Eno: ‘Donald Trump is a complete disaster’

Eno takes to Facebook to clarify his position after US rightwingers interpreted his Guardian interview as supportive of the new president Brian Eno has inisisted that Donald Trump is a complete disaster. The legendary musician/producer/thinker/renaissance man took to Facebook in the wake of

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Sound art: album covers by Ai Weiwei, Ed Ruscha and more in pictures

Musicians from Kanye West to Sigur Ros have employed A-list artists to design their album sleeves flick through some of the best Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/jan/20/sound-art-album-artist-record-covers-taschen-ai-weiwei-ed-ruscha-keith-haring-takashi-murakami

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Words for solace and strength: poems to counter the election fallout and beyond

What poets can help us get through a Trump administration? Here are five that serve as signals that good exists, and that someone is awake and listening Audre Lorde once wrote that poetry is not a luxury, and right now it is a necessity. What kind of poetry can get us through a Donald Trump presidency? Well need satire and spitting vitriol. Well need rallying cries. Well need reminders of human dignity. Each poet here has struggled with the relationship between poetry and action, with the question of poetrys relevance in a time of crisis. Adrienne Rich said: A poem…

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Libraries full of human ‘books’ are spreading across the country.

What would happen if you sat down and had an open and honest conversation with someone with completely opposing views? Could it bring you closer together? The Human Library Organization is counting on it. In this day and age, it may seem like getting two people with different views together to discuss them is a recipe for disaster. Just read the comment section on any online post on a heated topic and you’re bound to wish you hadn’t. Political division and the ability to hide behind a screen and shout your thoughts through your fingertips has encouraged an “I’m right,…

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