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Four counties' libraries read one book
Energy
Published in 12-12-2017
    849 Visits
After an earthquake tears through an unnamed American city, nine people are stranded in a basement visa and passport office. To avoid panicking over the rising water in the confined space, each member of this diverse, all-ages group tells a story about "one amazing thing" in his or her life. "In these fragmented and fast-moving times, it is quite rare for us to have a communal cultural experienc ...>>
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Local book events for the week of Dec. 13
Energy
Published in 12-12-2017
    295 Visits
Local book events for the week of Dec. 13
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Theater books celebrate America's cultural treasures
Energy
Published in 12-12-2017
    804 Visits
Winter is a fine time to curl up with a good book. For theater lovers, books on their pet topic have the added advantage of stirring warm memories of favorite plays, players and performances.
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Book urges readers to follow the path to happiness
Energy
Published in 12-12-2017
    882 Visits
If you want to get happy in your relationships with others, take a cue from Buddha, Jesus or Moses. That's what Rick Hanson does in his new book.
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Four counties' libraries read one book
Energy
Published in 12-12-2017
    1004 Visits
After an earthquake tears through an unnamed American city, nine people are stranded in a basement visa and passport office. To avoid panicking over the rising water in the confined space, each member of this diverse, all-ages group tells a story about "one amazing thing" in his or her life. "In these fragmented and fast-moving times, it is quite rare for us to have a communal cultural experienc ...>>
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Documentary about Lorraine Hansberry to screen for free in Houston
Energy
Published in 5-12-2017
    419 Visits

"Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart," a documentary about pioneering African-American writer Lorraine Hansberry, will have a free screening in Houston before it airs on PBS next month.

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Editorial shakeup at CultureMap
Energy
Published in 5-12-2017
    584 Visits

Big changes are under way at CultureMap, the Houston-based statewide arts/entertainment/culture site. Arden Ward has been named statewide editorial director and Steven Devadanam takes over as editor of the Houston edition, replacing Clifford Pugh.

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Dead authors return bearing new words of wisdom
Energy
Published in 5-12-2017
    1005 Visits
In December, a book lover's thoughts turn naturally to the great writers we've lost during the year - from John Ashbery to Lillian Ross, Kate Millett and more. If there's any solace to be had, it might be in new books that periodically appear from authors no longer with us. These works could be collections of pieces that ran in various publications or not-quite-finished manuscripts ...>>
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How Houston Ballet is saving its season after Harvey
Energy
Published in 5-12-2017
    600 Visits

Locked out of the flood-devastated Wortham Theater Center until next September, Houston Ballet has had to completely re-think its 2017-18 season - lining up different works than planned, moving between four venues and significantly cutting the number of performances it would normally offer.

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Country music artist, Randy Travis' naked DWI arrest video released
Energy
Published in 5-12-2017
    105 Visits

Country music artist, Randy Travis' DWI naked arrest video was officially released after  Texas judge Sam Sparks denied Travis' request to keep it private.

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FCC chairman says his children are being harassed over net neutrality
Energy
Published in 28-11-2017
    605 Visits
WASHINGTON - After proposing to dismantle net neutrality rules, and setting off a firestorm of criticism, Ajit Pai, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, said his family has become the target of harassment. During an interview Monday on "Fox & Friends," viewers were shown cardboard signs that host Steve Doocy said were put up at Pai's home in suburban Virginia. One sign, appe ...>>
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Shoppers take to their phones for Cyber Monday deals
Energy
Published in 28-11-2017
    938 Visits
NEW YORK - When Frank Yanover browsed Amazon's Cyber Monday deals through his phone, he wasn't looking for anything in particular. But he spent $300 on a Vitamix blender that he had eyed before, which he said was a $200 discount. "I never bought it because it was so expensive," said Yanover, who is retired and lives in Hollywood, Fla. Over the holiday weekend, he bought an iPad from Best ...>>
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Effort to oust Trump name, management in luxury Panama hotel
Energy
Published in 28-11-2017
    50 Visits
WASHINGTON - Owners of the Trump International Hotel in Panama are working to strip President Donald Trump's name from the 70-story building and fire the hotel management company run by Trump's family. The property once paid at least $32 million to associate with Trump. The uprising by Panama hotel owners - following news that Trump was effectively being paid to end a similar management ...>>
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California farmworkers union wins battle to ensure contracts
Energy
Published in 28-11-2017
    780 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court handed a victory Monday to organized farm labor in the state in a lawsuit that pitted the union launched by iconic labor leader Cesar Chavez against one of the largest U.S. fruit farms. In a unanimous ruling, the highest court in the nation's leading agricultural state upheld a law that allows California to impose labor contracts for farmworkers wh ...>>
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Meredith buying Time Inc. for about $1.8 billion
Energy
Published in 28-11-2017
    979 Visits
NEW YORK - Magazine and broadcasting company Meredith is buying magazine publisher Time Inc. for $1.8 billion, with help from the billionaire Koch brothers, to bulk up on readers as the publishing industry navigates the difficult transition to digital from print. Iowa-based Meredith Corp. owns 17 TV stations that reach 12 million U.S. households. Its women- and lifestyle-focused magazines and webs ...>>
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