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WATCH: What Is Cool? 'Influencers' Explores Creativity And How It Becomes Contagious

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

What is cool? What is it that makes people like Muhammad Ali, Jay Z, or Gwen Stefani icons? CEO and founder of brand management firm Translation Stev...

Open Letter to Hospital Compliance Officers: Questions to Ask as Standards Enter Pilot Phase

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Louis Provenzano

New and revised Joint Commission requirements for language and interpretation standards took effect this month on a year-long pilot basis for healthca...

AMAZING: New iPhone App Instantly Translates Words In Front Of You

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

You're in a foreign country. There's text in front of you - on a sign, in a menu, wherever - that you don't quite understand. What do you do? If yo...

How Translated Books Get Funded | LARRY ROHTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Increasingly, that campaign is no longer limited to widely spoken languages like French and German. From Romania to Catalonia to Iceland, cultural ins...

Japan's Top Lit Translator Comes to NYC: Gangster Fables

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Barry Yourgrau

I'll have the pleasure of doing a bilingual reading on Thurs. Dec. 9 in New York with my good friend Motoyuki Shibata who is visiting from Japan. We...

How Translation Is Changing the World

Nataly Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Nataly Kelly

The worldwide web must also be wordwise. Slowly but surely, we're getting there.

Foreign Language, Foreign Land: Reading My Book in a New Language

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

I'm just back from a book tour of over two weeks in Germany where I did something I never dreamed of doing: I read from my new memoir in German.

Why Is Emma Bovary So Misunderstood?

The New Republic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The author of minimalist short stories, Davis would seem an unlikely match for Flaubert, with his love of metaphor and obsession with detail. In compa...

Hospitals Must Overcome Language Barriers to Save Lives, Cut Costs

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

More than 60 million people - about one in five legal U.S. residents - speak a language other than English at home, and it's not all Spanish, with mor...

'I Am A Woman!'

Cathy Porter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cathy Porter

It may be that we would have had none of his great novels without her, but it's her candid account of their 48-year marriage that makes her diaries so compelling.

Translating For Dollars

David Isenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Isenberg

In my Sep. 14 post I wrote about what I considered to be false accusations against Mission Essential Personnel, which provides translators and interp...

Bible Translated Into Redneck

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

One of the Redneck Bible's current editions. TUSCUMBIA, Ala. - Jimmy Joe Farnsworth would be the first to admit he came from a long line of rednecks...

The Bible and Human 'Dominion' Over Animals: Superiority or Responsibility?

Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Kristin M. Swenson, Ph.D.

Part of the story of God's creating the universe in seven days involves creating a cosmos that God made to be good. Human beings must maintain an order that allows each thing to be and do all of what it is and does, animals included.

Wayne Dyer Sued By Stephen Mitchell: Self-help Guru Accused Of Stealing From Tao Book

THR, Esq. | Matthew Belloni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a copyright infringement lawsuit filed today in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, author Stephen Mitchell says Dyer "copied verbatim a significan...

The State Of Translation In America (New York Review)

The New York Review of Books | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Americans do not read enough foreign fiction. The accusation is made by Aleksander Hemon in his anthology Best European Fiction 2010, and again by Edi...

Translators Deserve Credit Too: Who Really Wrote The Kundera You Love?

The Guardian | Tim Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Who wrote the Milan Kundera you love? Answer: Michael Henry Heim. And what about the Orhan Pamuk you think is so smart? Maureen Freely. Or the imagina...

New York Review: The Collected Stories Of Lydia Davis

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The New York Review Of Books Dan Chiasson The Collected Stories of Lydia Davis by Lydia Davis Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 733 pp., $30.00 1. Lydia ...

Hans Fallada's Newly Translated Anti-Nazi Classic Is Surprise Bestseller In UK

The Guardian | Dalya Alberge | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A little-known thriller about the German resistance against the Nazis has become the sleeper hit of the summer -- more than 60 years after it was writ...

Interpreter of Maladies and Medicine

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

I do spend time doing the things I learned in medical school like diagnosing disease and writing prescriptions, but that turns out to be only a part of the job, often a very small part.

Sheikh Tantawi, Head of Al-Azhar, dies aged 81

Meedan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Sheikh Sayyid Tantawi, one of the highest authorities in Sunni Islam, died from a heart attack Wednesday in the Saudi city of Riyadh, writes Tom Trew...

Where Is My Star Trek Universal Translator?

Jeremy White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jeremy White

We are closer than ever before to coming out with a hand held translation device. The goal is to have a working model that is the size of an iPod and is 98% accurate in 20 essential languages.

The Greatest Russian Writer You've Never Read: Andrei Platonov

The Guardian | Daniel Kalder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An anti-Stalinist author who died in obscurity in 1951 may be the greatest Russian writer of the last century, his English translator Robert Chandler ...

10 Books 10 Countries: The Best Translated Books of 2009

David Del Vecchio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Del Vecchio

Here in the United States, we seem to be conversing mostly with ourselves, with only 3 percent of what's published coming from other languages and cultures. Americans are missing out on a lot.

Tolstoy's Stories

Richard Pevear | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard Pevear

Tolstoy has been better served by translators than other Russian writers, but there is still the challenge of coming closer to the original, of catching more of its specific stylistic qualities than previous translations have done.

Best European Fiction: New Anthology Broadens American Readers' Horizons

Wall Street Journal | ALEXANDRA ALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Even the most dedicated fiction readers might have trouble naming contemporary authors from Macedonia, Liechtenstein or Slovenia. Dalkey Archive Press...