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De Blasio’s latest outrageous target: The author of the Declaration of Independence

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Post Editorial Board Still peeved that the city has no Confederate monuments he can remove, lame-duck Mayor Bill de Blasio is instead ousting Thomas Jefferson from City Hall’s Council chambers. He hoped to do it on the down low, having his handpicked Design Commission quietly vote Monday to pack the......

Cryptocurrencies could lead to financial instability, author warns

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here By redistributing power away from the government and Wall Street and to the people, cryptocurrency will democratize finance, enthusiasts of the digital money say. Economist Eswar Prasad, however, foresees a more complicated and, at times, dangerous reality. In Prasad’s telling,......

Local Author Mike DeCapite Headlines Writers Night at Beachland Oct. 15, with Special Guests The Kidney Brothers

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click to enlarge Local author and wordsmith Mike DeCapite celebrates the publication of his long-anticipated second novel, Jacket Weather, with a Special Writers Book Tour Night hosted by the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern Friday October 15th. Joining DeCapite for this special reading are Cleveland native Adele Bertei, the poet, writer,......

Netflix buys the entire catalog of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ author Roald Dahl

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka and Peter Ostrum as Charlie Bucket on the set of the fantasy film ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.’ Silver Screen Collection | Getty Images LONDON — Netflix has acquired the entire catalog of Roald......

How parents can navigate first conversations about race and gender with young kids

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here How parents can navigate first conversations about race and gender with young kids – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Author Megan Madison and Jessica Ralli joined “CBS Mornings” to discuss their “First Conversations” series, a collection of children’s books......

Nadine Dorries: Best-selling author, nurse, reality star and, now, cabinet minister

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Whatever your opinion of Dorries, her background is far from the norm for a Conservative MP. Born Nadine Bargery in Liverpool in 1957 to a Protestant mother, Sylvia, and an Irish immigrant Catholic father, George, she has described her childhood as warm and loving. But, the mother of three says......

Author James Rebanks on new book “Pastoral Song” and farming today

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Author James Rebanks on new book “Pastoral Song” and farming today – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Best-selling author James Rebanks has been called England’s most famous farmer. His latest book, “Pastoral Song,” is a love story dedicated to......

Why men are lagging behind women in college enrollment

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Why men are lagging behind women in college enrollment – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Ron Lieber, author of “The Price You Pay For College,” joins “CBS Mornings” to discuss what’s behind the gender gap at colleges and universities.......

Colson Whitehead on writing his first crime novel,

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Colson Whitehead on writing his first crime novel, “Harlem Shuffle” – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead talks with Anthony Mason about his new book, “Harlem Shuffle.” Whitehead and Mason take a walk through......

Has the anonymous author of the infamous Circleville letters been unmasked?

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here For nearly two decades, an anonymous letter writer terrorized the town of Circleville, Ohio, by sending threatening letters that exposed alleged secrets about neighbors and friends. The mystery has long intrigued TV shows, podcasters and now “48 Hours” in......

Kate Clanchy: Author to rewrite memoir amid book’s race and ableism row

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“Despite being accomplished writers and teachers on structural racism and colonialism,” she said, “Professor Sunny Singh, author Monisha Rajesh, and myself became invisible to authors who endorsed this book, speaking only with white authors, whilst simultaneously expressing denigrating racially-charged views of us”, she said. BBC – For more and to......

Best-selling authors team up to write about the power and fun of growing up as a Black boy

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Best-selling authors team up to write about the power and fun of growing up as a Black boy – CBS News Watch CBSN Live First on “CBS This Morning,” best-selling authors Kwame Mbalia, Jason Reynolds, George M. Johnson, Jerry......

‘Black Swan’ author Nassim Taleb says bitcoin is worth zero and fails as a currency and a hedge

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Nassim Nicholas Taleb, New York University professor and author Jerome Favre | Bloomberg | Getty Images Nassim Nicholas Taleb has reversed his stance on bitcoin. The author of “The Black Swan” said in a recent paper that the largest cryptocurrency......

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