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The Most Literate Generation: Wattpad & the Power of Social Reading

Ondi Timoner | Posted 04.15.2014 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

The next time you hear someone say "no one reads anymore," show them Wattpad. With more than 20 million users, Wattpad is the world's largest community for readers and writers, and to the consternation of traditional publishing -- entirely free.

Are Homeless Practitioners (Agencies) the New Future?

Joel John Roberts | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

For years now, homeless service agencies have been bashed as "old technology," still stuck in 1980s models of helping people who are homeless. We...

Is That a Sausage in Your Pocket or is it Oktoberfest?

Karine Bakhoum | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Karine Bakhoum

Unlike the real Oktoberfest, which ends the first week in October, DBGB and other NY establishments celebrate this happy holiday throughout the month.

PHOTOS: 9 Things You Didn't Know About Charles Dickens And 'Oliver Twist'

Ruth Richardson | Posted 07.17.2012 | Books
Ruth Richardson

London, October, 2010. Local people trying to save an old building from demolition called upon me to help. I'm a historian, and years ago I'd written about a Victorian doctor who'd worked there.

Davy Jones and Me: A Teen Dream Comes True

Marjorie Hope Rothstein | Posted 05.01.2012 | Fifty
Marjorie Hope Rothstein

As a pudgy faced pre-teen, I was beyond words with excitement and also mortified. I was going to spend the day with teen idol, Davy Jones and my father.

Kicking Underdogs When They're Down

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 04.14.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

At a time of dwindling union membership, at a time when labor union participation is so small as to be nearly negligible, state legislatures across the country are taking up right-to-work (for less) laws that will further decimate union ranks.

The Bible's Role in Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist

Michael Gilmour | Posted 03.10.2012 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

I found myself thinking about an aspect of Dickens easily overshadowed.. I refer to his subtle use of biblical literature.

Go To Scorcese's Hugo... Movie Review

Carole Mallory | Posted 01.22.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Oh, my, what visual splendor. A treat for the Holidays. Hugo is a film about the importance of purpose. This movie is a 3D homage to the early days ...

What The Dickens Is Up With This Bounty Of Dickens Adaptations?

wordandfilm.com | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books

If those fireworks you saw this weekend seemed to pack a little more, er, firepower than usual, that may be because there were two birthdays to commem...

British Library Launches Classic Book Reading App

BBC News | Posted 08.08.2011 | Books

A "treasure trove" of more than 60,000 19th Century books is being made available by the British Library in a new iPad application....

Most Evil Book Villains: Readers Reveal Their Favorites

Posted 07.18.2011 | Books

Yesterday, Random House (@randomhouse) tweeted, "The #NY rain is making us feel slightly evil, which brings us to ask. Who is your favorite villain in...

Oliver Twist's Workhouse Saved From Demolition

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LONDON — The British government announced Monday it has given protected status to a former workhouse thought to have inspired Charles Dickens' "...

Porn For People Who Like Books

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

The Decline and Fall of my Previously Erect Penis

Roman Polanski's Films: Which Is Your Favorite? (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

It's hard to bring up Roman Polanski without acknowledging his recently aggravated legal problems, but he remains one of the world's best known direct...