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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Study links behavior in kindergarten to adult success

(CNN)In our household, we’re still talking about the critically acclaimed box office smash “Inside Out,” Pixar’s animated look at the emotions inside a child’s brain. It came up most recently when we watched Serena Williams cruise to another victory at this year’s Wimbledon, and my youngest daughter, age 7, remarked that her “Joy” (the character who controls happiness in the movie) must be going wild. During the match, Serena’s “Angry” must have been at her brain’s control panel, we all agreed. I thought of the movie recently as I learned about a new study that showcases just how critical it…

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them review JK Rowling goes steampunk

The latest film from Harry Potter author Rowlings wizarding world is a wonderfully enjoyable adventure featuring Eddie Redmayne as a magizoologist who stumbles into a dark magic adventure in New York Weve never needed cheering up more; though on the strictly escapist level, this film is maybe compromised by making one of its characters an obnoxious rich New York chump, a charmless lump, or do I mean grump, reliant on his fathers money and nursing political ambitions. Hes been mentioned as a future president, says someone. Surely not… That entertainment enchanter JK Rowling has come storming back to the world…

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How to cope with loneliness | Oliver Burkeman

The new spin on loneliness is that we ought to welcome it, in modest doses Loneliness is everywhere in the world of psychology these days the subject of so many articles and a better predictor than obesity of an early death. But the new spin on loneliness is that we ought to welcome it, in modest doses. As long as we then do what we should do reconnect with people then loneliness is a good thing, biological warning system that evolved over millennia, alerting us to potentially dangerous levels of isolation. True, isolation isnt so dangerous today: a friendless Londoner…

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Leonard Cohen obituary

Canadian singer, songwriter, novelist and poet revered for works including the song Hallelujah It is a remarkable testament to the scope of popular music that Leonard Cohen could ever have been filed under the headings of rock or pop. A poet and novelist as well as a songwriter, Cohen, who has Talking about his musical legacy, Leonard Cohen jokes about his health Early in his career, his novel Beautiful Losers (1966) caused the Boston Globe to declare that James Joyce is not dead. He is living in Montreal under the name of Cohen. Yet Cohen was determined to establish himself…

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