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Monday, January 11, 2016
Seduced by the sins of the city, underbelly of  HK crime scene
Feng Chi-shun is drawn to the seamier, seedier side of Hong Kong. Or perhaps, it's the other way round. Sleaze follows him. Feng grew up in a squatter-village in Diamond Hill in the 1950s and 1960s, at a time when it "was one of the poorest and most backward of villages in Hong Kong ...
Saturday, January 9, 2016
Museum gears up for 'Moby-Dick' reading marathon
"Moby-Dick" fans from around the world are getting ready for their own grueling quest -- a marathon reading of Herman Melville's classic.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Harper Lee's second novel "Go Set a Watchman" topped the U.S. bestseller list in 2015, selling 1.6 million copies more than half a century after her Pulitzer-winning first book was published.
Monday, January 4, 2016
"Game of Thrones" fans were let down Saturday, when author George R.R. Martin admitted he had missed a Dec. 31 deadline to complete the latest installment in the fantasy series.
Sunday, January 3, 2016
Anne Frank diary goes online despite rights dispute
A French academic and an MP published online Friday the famous diary of Anne Frank, despite a dispute with rights holders as to whether the work is now in the public domain.
So few teaching opportunities existed for a young Japan scholar in late 1940s America that a professor suggested he teach Greek instead.
The Holy Bible is now available in the modern Yupik writing style.
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Publisher pulls disputed Chinese translation of Indian poet Tagore
A mainland Chinese publisher has recalled the latest Chinese-language translation of a work by Indian poet Rabindranath Tagore, after it drew sharp criticism in India that it is too vulgar and strays too far from the original text.
Monday, December 14, 2015
A brutally honest new graphic novel autobiography by a young Dutch artist is set to make waves as it tells of her struggle growing up with a single-parent mentally-disabled mother.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
This is the story of how an injured lamb named Sweet Pea started a war. Well, a bidding war.
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