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John Oliver: ‘The media is a food chain which would fall apart without local writers and local newspapers’
The Central House of Writers, known by its Russian name “Tsentralny Dom Literatorov” (TsDL), has witnessed a whole lot of history. It’s therefore only fitting that the Art Nouveau mansion’s new restaurant offers an elegant nod to the past.
Moscow Literary Restaurant as feast fit for a Tstar
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'World's Highest-Paid Authors'
Forbes has once again reckoned The World's Highest-Paid Authors 2016 -- though please note:
Earnings estimates are compiled by examining print, ebook and audiobook sales from Nielsen BookScan figures, considering TV and movie earnings and talking to authors, agents, publishers and other experts.So these are very rough numbers ..... Pre-tax, too.
James Patterson is far and away the top-earner.
What is interesting: the top 15 all write in English.
[Note that there is a link to what is supposedly a Full list: The World’s Highest-Paid Authors 2016 -- but this link is not to a 'list' as anyone understands the word; no, it's one of those obnoxious click-through 'slide-shows'.]
Tired of Waiting for Corporate High-Speed Internet, Minnesota Farm Towns Build Their Own TruthOut
Intellectuals are Freaks The Smart Set suggests they read a lot ;-)
At The New York Times' Well Nicholas Bakalar reports on a study appearing in the September issue of Social Science & Medicine [abstract/summary], suggesting that reading 'books' "is tied to a longer Life.
I'm naturally suspicious -- and annoyed not to be able to read the study in full -- but supposedly: "researchers controlled for those factors as well as age, race, self-reported health, depression, employment and marital status", so ..... Anyway, I love the 'Highlights' of the study -- and the way they're phrased -- including: Book reading provides a survival advantage among the elderly Books are more advantageous for survival than newspapers/magazines Not sure I want to be counted among the 'elderly' but, hey, you gotta grab those survival advantages where you can ! (As to books being "more advantageous for survival than newspapers/magazines" -- well, come on, what isn't more advantageous than dead media ?)
"In an interview with (this week's) Four Corners, Mr Abbott said the NSW Liberal Party was now a less representative party, "easily controlled" by factional warlords.
"Some of these factional warlords have a commercial interest in dealing with politicians whose pre-selections they can influence. Now this is a potentially corrupt position", he told the program Tony Abbott warns lobbyists creating potential for corruption