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Published: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:28:00 EST

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White House Bans CNN, LA Times, NY Times and Politico From Press Conference

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:28:00 EST

Journalists were stunned today when Press Secretary Sean Spicer blocked CNN, The NY Times and the LA Times from a news gaggle in his office.

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Salman Rushdie is Writing Novel With Trump-Like Villain

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:13:00 EST

Salman Rushdie's next novel, The Golden House, takes aim at the Trump Administration, the Tea Party and the backlash against political correctness.

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Javaka Steptoe Wins 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

Thu, 2 Feb 2017 17:06:00 EST

Javaka Steptoe has won the 2017 Caldecott Medal for Radiant Child: The Story of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat

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Literary Agents Put Out an Open Call for Submissions From Muslim Writers

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 17:23:00 EST

A group of 60 literary agents has put out a call for submissions from Muslim writers. The call spans all genres.

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New York Times Dumps Comics and Mass Market Paperback Bestseller Lists

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:45:00 EST

Publishers and authors were shocked to learn that the New York Times is dropping a number of its bestseller lists, including comics and mass market paperbacks.

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Kelly Barnhill Wins 2017 Newbery Medal for The Girl Who Drank the Moon

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 17:41:00 EST

Kelly Barnhill won the 2017 Newbery Medal for her fantasy novel, The Girl Who Drank the Moon. She says she was gobsmacked by the win.

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A French Translator Describes the Difficulty of Translating President Trump

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:37:00 EST

French translator Berengere Viennot explains why translating President Donald Trump's speeches into French is so difficult.

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Merriam-Webster Calls Out Kellyanne Conway for 'Alternative Facts'

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:27:00 EST

Merriam-Webster lectured Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway on what facts are in a tweet today. Conway advocated the use of alternative facts, which are actually falsehoods.

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Trump Nominee Monica Crowley Felled by Plagiarism Scandal

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:09:00 EST

Trump nominee Monica Crowley has withdrawn from consideration for NSC post after major plagiarism scandal.

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Damien Chazelle Wins Best Screenplay and Best Director at Golden Globes for La La Land

Sun, 8 Jan 2017 23:13:00 EST

Damien Chazelle took home the Golden Globe awards for Best Screenplay and Best Director at the 2017 Golden Globes.

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Donald Trump Boots Biographer Off Golf Course

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 18:18:00 EST

President Elect Donald Trump kicked one of his biographers off his golf course in Jupiter, Floria Friday. The biography was quite unflattering to the PEOTUS.

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A Princess and an Author: Carrie Fisher Taken Too Soon

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 17:29:00 EST

Actress and bestselling author Carrie Fisher has died at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles.

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Trump Typo Causes 'Unpresidented' to Trend on Twitter

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:32:00 EST

Trump's unpresidented typo trends on Twitter after Trump mistakenly entered it in a tweet about China taking one of our research drones.

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James Patterson Donates $250,000 to Independent Booksellers

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 18:10:00 EST

James Patterson announced the names of the 149 independent booksellers who will receive holiday bonuses this year. He is giving out $250,000 total to employees who sell books.

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Patti Smith Performed A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall as Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:00:00 EST

Patti Smith stumbled but recovered during a moving rendition of Bob Dylan's A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall at the Nobel Prize for Literature ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.

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