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Singapore bans story of male penguins, other gay-themed books

Gay activists dressed as female construction workers or Samsui Women and laborers from the colonial period, pose in mock salute on   June 28  in Singapore. AP

A children’s book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York’s zoo has been deemed inappropriate by state-run Singapore libraries, and the conservative city-state’s information minister said he supports the decision to destroy all copies alongside two other titles.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Stephanie Plum returns in ‘Top Secret Twenty-One’

Top Secret Twenty-One

Janet Evanovich delivers another hilarious entry in her Stephanie Plum series with “Top Secret Twenty-One.”

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mandela aide’s memoir set to ruffle feathers

South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela (L) with Zelda la Grange.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Nelson Mandela’s widow was treated badly by members of his family as the peace icon was fighting for his life in hospital, excerpts from a memoir by his long-time aide have revealed.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Review: Eros, gender roles turn at novel’s heart

This book cover image released by Atlantic Monthly Press shows "Euphoria," by Lily King. (AP Photo/Atlantic Monthly Press)

Lily King’s new novel, “Euphoria,” unfolds on a South Pacific island where a trio of young anthropologists lives among isolated tribes to make groundbreaking studies of primitive cultures.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

It’s not easy being (John) Green

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SELFIE MASTER John Green and a fan outside Jazz at Lincoln Center. PHOTO BY PAM PASTOR

I met John Green one May night in New York, just a couple of hours after he was honored at the Time 100 Gala at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Super | Read More »

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