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Take It In: 'Vape' Is The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of The Year

NPR Books - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 5:12pm

The growing popularity of e-cigarettes sparked the notice of the Oxford Dictionaries, which chose "vape" as the word of the year for 2014. It beat out contenders such as "bae" and "normcore."

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Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

NPR Books - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:00pm

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

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ArtsBeat: New Jonathan Franzen Novel, ‘Purity,’ Coming in September

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:55pm
Mr. Franzen’s publisher described “Purity” as a multigenerational American epic, centered on a young woman named Purity Tyler.






ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Napoleon: A Life’

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 12:12pm
Andrew Roberts talks about his new biography of Napoleon, and Yochi Dreazen discusses “The Invisible Front: Love and Loss in an Era of Endless War.”






An In-Depth Look At The U.S. Cyber War, The Military Alliance And Its Pitfalls

NPR Books - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:18am

In the book @War, Shane Harris reports that U.S. intelligence agencies, sometimes aided by corporations, are trying to dominate cyberspace. It's "changing the Internet in fundamental ways," he says.

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Grand County authorities call off search for missing hunter

Local News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:53am
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) has suspended a search and rescue operation for missing hunter Richard Kothanek, 51, of Littleton. “It was a very difficult and sorrowful decision to make,” according to a prepared statement issued by the GCSO. “The decision was finalized after debriefing all the searchers and based on the low probability that Mr. Kothanek was able to survive the extreme weather conditions and the low probability of finding him at this point.” The search for Kothanek began late Saturday afternoon after the GCSO received reports that he was overdue to return from his morning hunt and …

Searchers look for missing hunter northeast of Fraser

Local News - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:53am
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a search and rescue operation for a lost hunter in the Meadow Creek Reservoir area northeast of Fraser. A 51-year-old male hunter was reported lost at just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15. He was reported to have been out since approximately 8 a.m. Saturday. The Grand County Search and Rescue team did some searching Saturday night using a helicopter and a small ground crew. Overnight temperatures were measured at 16 below zero. The search continued again Sunday morning with 16 ground searchers and a military helicopter. This story will be updated …

Book News: Mo'ne Davis Steps From The Pitcher's Mound Into Memoir

NPR Books - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:32am

The teen pitcher, who made history at the Little League World Series, will tell her story in a book to be released in March. Also: R.A. Montgomery, an innovator in interactive reading, dies at age 78.

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ArtsBeat: Gillian Flynn’s Comic-Book Story

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:08am
“Masks,” by Gillian Flynn, will be published by Dark Horse Comics in February.






Tweet In The Holiday With Recipes On Twitter

NPR Books - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:11am

Test your ability to tweet a recipe in 140 characters or less. Amateur cook and writer Maureen Evans tells us how she manages to do that, and breaks down her code in her Twitter cookbook, Eat Tweet.

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For One Essayist, 'The Unspeakable' Isn't Off-Limits

NPR Books - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 4:47pm

Meghan Daum's new collection looks at life in that awkward stage of adulthood that comes before you'd call yourself middle-aged. "Are we in the twilight of youth?" she asks. "That sounds not good."

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ArtsBeat: Dreamy Collections of Little Nemo and Moomin

New York Times Sunday Book Review - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 10:34am
“The Complete Little Nemo” and “Moomin: The Deluxe Anniversary Edition” are vast and enchanting collections of vintage comic strips.






Today's Fairy Tales Started Out (Even More) Dark And Harrowing

NPR Books - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 6:07am

Evil figures prominently in favorite bedtime stories. But a new translation of the first edition of the Brothers Grimm's tales reveals exactly how unsanitized and murderous these stories once were.

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The King Of Housewives Dishes Pop Culture's Delightful Dirt

NPR Books - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 6:07am

Pop culture juggernaut Andy Cohen has written a new memoir, The Andy Cohen Diaries. He speaks to NPR's Rachel Martin about why celebrity fascinates him and how he went from journalism to reality TV.

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Back To The Future — The Grim, Grimy, Chrome-Coated Future

NPR Books - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 5:03am

Richard Kadrey's first novel, the cyberpunk cult classic Metrophage, has been reissued. Critic Jason Sheehan calls this tale of dystopian L.A. "a time capsule from the chrome-and-neon literary past."

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'Operation Sea Lion' Is A Flawed But Fascinating Look At WWII

NPR Books - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 5:03am

Historian Leo McKinstry sheds new light on the British home front and the failure of Nazi invasion plans, but reviewer J.P. O'Malley says the book is marred by a jingoistic nostalgia for the Empire.

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Family Film Offers Glimpse Of 'Three Minutes In Poland' Before Holocaust

NPR Books - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 2:37am

In 1938, Glenn Kurtz's grandfather went on vacation and filmed a few minutes of footage of his Polish hometown. Seventy years later, his grandson set out to find the people who appeared in that film.

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Winter Park kicks off 75th season with snowy conditions

Local News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:01pm
Some things in life are worth waiting for, and opening day is certainly one of them. Skiers and snowboarders were rewarded for their patience on Saturday, Nov. 15, as Winter Park Resort opened its doors for its 75th season. Winter Park delayed its opening day, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, until Saturday after warmer weather stymied snowmaking operations. But lingering snow showers through the second half of the week left a nice base of fresh powder for the season’s kickoff. The resort had received 5.2 inches of snow by Saturday afternoon, bringing it’s total to 37 inches in the …

Winter Park kicks off 75th season with snowy conditions

Local News - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 4:01pm
Some things in life are worth waiting for, and opening day is certainly one of them. Skiers and snowboarders were rewarded for their patience on Saturday, Nov. 15 as Winter Park Resort opened its doors for its 75th season. Winter Park delayed its opening day, originally scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, until Saturday after warmer weather stymied snowmaking operations. But lingering snow showers through the second half of the week left a nice base of fresh powder for the season’s kickoff. The resort had received 5.2 inches of snow by Saturday afternoon, bringing it’s total to 37 inches in the …

Soldiers, Spies, Cyberwarriors: '@War' In The Internet Age

NPR Books - Sat, 11/15/2014 - 3:04pm

"One if by land, two if by sea" wouldn't work these days — not when your adversary can knock out your power grid with an team of cyberforces. Today's armies have a new front to monitor.

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