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Poetry longlist announced for National Book Awards

Mark Strand’s “Collected Poems” b

Two former U.S. poets laureate, Louise Glueck and Mark Strand, have made the longlist for the National Book Awards.

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Go For the Food: The ultimate beer run in Vermont

In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo, Tom Owens of Marion, Mass., left, buys Heady Topper from sales clerk Victor Osinaga at Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury, Vt. Owens traveled to Vermont in order to buy the beer. Osinaga is one of the shop’s owners. Heady Topper, the intensely hoppy American double IPA by The Alchemist Brewery in Waterbury, Vt.,  is wildly popular, and famously hard to get. (AP Photo/J.M. Hirsch)

Let’s not call this a “beer run.” That has such a… Friday night frat boy connotation. Let’s instead call this a “beer journey.”

Posted: September 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Venezuela’s newest shortage: breast implants

Venezuela’s chronic shortages have begun to encroach on a cultural cornerstone: the boob job.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Wanted: Media directors for ancient Shaolin temple

Monks from the Shaolin Temple in China, rehearse a dance entitled "Sutra" choreographed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui as part of the annual Singapore Arts Festival. AP

Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice martial arts or eat vegetarian.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nicholas Sparks tests TV with ‘Deliverance Creek’

This image released by Lifetime shows, Lauren Ambrose, left, and Wes Ramsey in a scene from "Deliverance Creek." Nicholas Sparks is executive producer of the new TV movie, premiering Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, on Lifetime (8 p.m. EDT). AP

Nicholas Sparks’ romance-drama novels have already found a second life as film adaptations. Now the best-selling author is turning to television.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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