Ishmael Reed gets the last laugh

“The crows are gone,” said Ishmael Reed, explaining the songbird chorus. It was a beautiful spring day in Oakland, Calif., And I had just sat down with Reed, his wife, Carla Blank, and their daughter Tennessee in the family garden. The eighty-three-year-old writer looked like “Uncle Ish,” as he calls him on AOL: sunglasses, New Balances, a Nike windbreaker, and ...

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Ben Shapiro has mastered Facebook’s “outrage politics”

Ben Shapiro, political commentator and founder of the polarizing conservative website The daily thread, “rule” effectively Facebook, NPR reported Monday, writing that it “was driving an unprecedented engagement machine on the world’s largest social networking site.” The daily thread was so successful, in fact, that in May, the site “generated more Facebook engagement on its posts than The New York ...

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Fasig-Tipton NY-Bred Yearling Sale Catalog now online

From the Fasig-Tipton media team: New York Bred Yearlings catalog now available online Fasig-Tipton has listed 308 entries for its New York Bred Yearlings sale, scheduled for Sunday and Monday, August 15 and 16, at the Humphrey S. Finney Pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York. The Sunday session will begin at 7:00 p.m. and the Monday session will begin at ...

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Gamasutra – Press Releases – Brutal Soulslike Boss-Rush, Eldest Souls Reveals Epic New Animated Trailer

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.] July 19, 2021 – London, United Kingdom – Older souls, the upcoming soul-like boss-rush game from indie publisher, United Label, has just released an epic new animated trailer, illustrating a taste of the brutal combat that awaits you. Rightly titled ...

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NBF launches final call for nominations for industry awards

The National Bed Federation calls on retailers, manufacturers and suppliers of beds to participate in this year’s NBF Bed Industry Awards. Now in their 12th year, the awards recognize the best of inspiration, design and innovation from UK bed retailers, manufacturers and suppliers. New for 2021, the NBF Retail Champions Award, open to independents from fewer than 15 stores that ...

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52nd Cairo Book Fair sees highest attendance in the world during pandemic of 1 million visitors

The 52nd edition of the Cairo International Book Fair concluded its activities last Thursday, having received more than one million visitors. The event set a world record as the first during the pandemic to be attended by so many. Organized by the Ministry of Culture and managed by the General Egyptian Book Organization (GEBO), the fair took place from June ...

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Opinion matrix: the SNP’s “catalog of failures” in the midst of a “nationalist turn”

Articles on Sunday’s opinion page put SNP’s record under the microscope as new figures show more than 140,000 Scots have not had their second Covid shot within the recommended eight-week window Here is the choice of the Herald of these editorials. Mail on Sunday. Its leader has targeted the SNP-led Scottish government, attacking a “chess catalog” alongside the “nationalist turn”. ...

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