Brannon Wheeler

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Lebanon’s Zoroastrians want a civil state

In Lebanon, diversity is not limited to customs, traditions and the sharing of power. It exceeds the 18 constitutionally recognized sects, which have …

Morocco: Model for Islam

Morocco is a land of tolerance, acceptance and coexistence. King Hassan II has described it as a tree whose roots are in Africa, its trunk in …

Turkish Governor Threatens To Turn Synagogue Into Museum

The governor of the Turkish province of Edirne has threatened to turn a historic synagogue into a museum, the <i>Hurriyet Daily News</i> reports. “While …

Colorful war of words plays out on Gaza’s battered walls

GAZA (AFP) — Everywhere you turn, walls in the Gaza Strip are covered with paint — brightly colored slogans, political portraits and prose.<p>For youth …

California: Surfboards turned into works of art in Morro Bay

More than 20 surfboards-turned-artworks are on display around Morro Bay, Calif., in the town's first such public art on display through November. The Surfboard Art Festival features boards that have been painted to convey familiar scenes in the Central Coast town, wildlife and even strands of …

THE SELECTS: More from Inside Tracks

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

Your Guide To ‘Serial,’ The True Crime Podcast Everyone Is Freaking Out About Right Now

If you’ve spent any substantial amount of time on the Internet in the past week or so, or spent any substantial amount of time with anyone who has, you’ve probably been introduced to <i>Serial</i>, the new <i>This American Life</i> sister podcast that is taking the world by storm. Created by longtime <i>TAL</i> producer …

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, <b>Paul Dickson</b> selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

W. Bruce Cameron - The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man - Book Review

The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man<p>By W. Bruce Cameron<p>Forge<br>$24.99<br>ISBN 9780765377487<br>Published 10/28/2014<p>Fiction / Popular Fiction<p>Buy the book<p>Trending …

The Uncanny Power of Weird Fiction

From Leonora Carrington to Haruki Murakami, disparate writers tap into something universal when they channel the bizarre.<p>In volume one of Clive Barker’s <i>Books of Blood</i> series, the 1984 story “In the Hills, the Cities” describes how the citizenry of competing villages lash themselves together to form …

Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalypic Fiction

I recently decided to chart another genre, this time post-apocalyptic fiction. I love the genre, which has more variety that most people suspect. Why …

Let’s Go to Dystopia

On Such a Full Sea<p>by Chang-rae Lee<p>Riverhead, 352 pp., $27.95<p>Dystopian novels portray a society, usually of the future, that has arrived at the …

Book to TV Adaptations: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

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In the Stacks

In the Stacks — formerly known as Blurbs from the Backlist — is a great way to find good books that you might not know about or haven't had a chance …