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  • '12 Years a Slave,' 'Philomena' among USC Scripter nominees

    '12 Years a Slave,' 'Philomena' among USC Scripter nominees
    The authors and screenwriters of "Captain Phillips," "Philomena," "The Spectacular Now," "12 Years a Slave" and "What Maisie Knew" have been nominated for the 26th USC Libraries Scripter Award. Unlike other feature film awards, the Scripter Award honors...
  • Los Angeles libraries return on Sundays and more good library news

    Los Angeles libraries return on Sundays and more good library news
    After several years in the fiscal wilderness, the Los Angeles Public Library, and California libraries in general, are mounting a comeback. On Jan. 12, Sunday hours were restored at eight of the system’s 72 regional branches and at the Central...
  • Garcetti's turn at bat in L.A.'s culture game

    Garcetti's turn at bat in L.A.'s culture game
    Mayor Eric Garcetti is getting to wield a pretty big broom, with vacancies everywhere from the DWP chief to choosing a new head of cultural affairs and the three city animal commissioners he just replaced. There is one post that was not going to be...
  • Lebanese library burned, loses more than 50,000 books

    Lebanese library burned, loses more than 50,000 books
    Tens of thousands of books were lost to fire when a library in Lebanon was set ablaze. Officials said unknown arsonists torched Tripoli's Saeh Library, or Traveler's Library, Friday after claims that its founder, Father Ibrahim Sarouja, a Greek Orthodox...
  • Nation's first bookless public library system opens

    Nation's first bookless public library system opens
    The nation’s first all-digital, book-free public library system has opened in San Antonio, with patrons lining up to peruse on online catalog on Apple touch screen computers and check out books on e-readers. Library mavens from across the U.S. and...
  • Dolly Parton talks 'Blue Smoke' album, tour, Imagination Library

    Dolly Parton talks 'Blue Smoke' album, tour, Imagination Library
    Dolly Parton was a fireball of energy when she called for a quick 10-minute chat about her forthcoming album, “Blue Smoke,” and the companion tour that takes her to Australia in February and then across Europe next summer, with some U.S. dates...
  • Weinstein Co. and Miramax ink film, television production pact

    Weinstein Co. and Miramax ink film, television production pact
    Harvey and Bob Weinstein are getting the reunion they've long sought. The brothers' film company, Weinstein Co., has struck a production and distribution deal with Miramax, the iconic firm they founded in 1979 that has been responsible for critical...
  • Weinstein brothers return to their roots, reunite with Miramax

    Weinstein brothers return to their roots, reunite with Miramax
    Harvey and Bob Weinstein are getting the reunion they've long sought — and moviegoers could end up getting sequels to such older favorites as "Shakespeare in Love," "Swingers" and "Rounders." The brothers' film company, Weinstein Co., has struck a...
  • Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Mega-Mart: 'A (2013) Christmas Carol'

    Scrooge, Tiny Tim and Mega-Mart: 'A (2013) Christmas Carol'
    Bob Cratchit worked at Mega-Mart, which is to say, he worked all the hours his employer allowed him to work but never was allowed quite enough hours to make ends meet for his family, nor to reach that magic threshold that would have made him a real, full-...
  • National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'

    National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?

    Is book banning increasing in American schools and public libraries?
    This week, the Kids’ Right to Read Project, a group that monitors book censorship, said the number of challenges to books reported to the group increased by 53% in 2013. Project coordinator Acacia O'Connor told Shelf Awareness that she could not...