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Dominican Church in Maastricht Turned into Fascinating Bookstore

A 13th century Dominican church in Maastrich, the Netherlands, was converted into a jaw-dropping contemporary…

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Marc Webb: the latest director caught in Spider-Man’s web

Marc Webb had only one film to his name – an angst-ridden indie romcom. So how on earth did he land the job of directing The Amazing Spider-Man?

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Former Qatari Ambassador’s Wife Pens Lyrical Celebration of Qatar

Diana Untermeyer is the wife of the former ambassador to Qatar and her experience of…

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Maurice Sendak, father of the Wild Things, dies at 83

The prize-winning author and illustrator of more than 100 books, including the children’s classic Where the Wild Things Are, has died aged 83

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“Gay Men Don’t Get Fat” by Simon Doonan Reviewed

Gay Men Don’t Get Fat by Simon Doonan Even if he hadn’t dedicated this new…

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Mein Kampf tagged as ‘perfect present’ by Waterstone’s

Adolf Hitler’s antisemitic manifesto included among Christmas picks by Huddersfield branch

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Goodnight iPad rewrites classic bedtime story for digital era

Pastiche of Goodnight Moon inserts 21st-century gadgetry into traditional children’s tale

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo rethinks the Hollywood remake

David Fincher has spritzed his US version of Larsson’s book with a respectful faux Swedishness. Could this be a step forward?

WARNING: Plot spoilers follow

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Phaidon Press

Coffee tables and kitchen counters today are in sad shape. Strewn with gossip rags, newspaper-snipped…

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Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy to become very graphic novel

DC Comics signs Glaswegian crime writer Denise Mina to adapt Girl with the Dragon Tattoo novels for comic format

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Figment.com – For Teenagers with Literary Leanings

Figment.com was unveiled this week. The site is as an experiment in online literature –…

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In Medium Raw, Bourdain Is the Last Honest Man

Time Magazine has a great look at the great Anthony Bourdain and his new book…