Dec 11, 2014

Hobbit fans drop plan for Tolkien evil eye in Moscow

A group of Russian designers on Wednesday scrapped a planned light installation modeled on the all-seeing evil eye in J.R.R Tolkien’s fantasy novels after the Russian Orthodox Church protested. The group had planned to raise what resembles a giant glowing eye on the 21st ...

Dec 4, 2014

British 'vlogger' beats J.K. Rowling with best-seller

A British video blogger has sold more than 78,000 copies of her first book in a week, beating established authors like J.K. Rowling and Dan Brown. “Girl Online,” by 24-year-old Zoe Sugg, set a record for sales of a debut novel in Britain, the ...

Oct 16, 2014

JK Rowling working on three new wizard movies

Harry Potter author JK Rowling is working on three new wizard-based movies to be released starting in 2016, studio giant Warner Bros. announced Wednesday. The first, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,” will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four ...

Cuba turns down request for Hemingway fishing logs

Sep 12, 2014

Cuba turns down request for Hemingway fishing logs

U.S. scientists won’t get immediate access to potentially invaluable fishing logs kept by Ernest Hemingway but authorities will work to allow researchers to view them eventually, Cuban officials said Thursday. Cuba’s National Cultural Heritage Council said marine scientists on a tour with the author’s ...

Hollande's ex depicts him as a cruel liar

Sep 5, 2014

Hollande's ex depicts him as a cruel liar

Ah, beware the writings of a betrayed woman. Valerie Trierweiler, France’s first lady until earlier this year, paints a harsh portrait of her former partner, the deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande, in her new book. Being described as a mean liar who perpetuates a ...