A Selection of Great Titles from Chronicle Books

January 31, 2013

A Selection of Great Titles from Chronicle Books
It's like when you find a clothing store that suits your style – most of the books from Chronicle fit so nicely into our reading lifestyle. And since they've been knocking it out of the park with so many new releases this year, I thought I would do a …
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Books in the Sun
For example, the first L.A. Art Book Fair, which opens tomorrow at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, will feature hundreds of presses, booksellers, antiquarians, artists and independent publishers from 21 countries. The fair is being put …
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Timeless Book May Require Some Timely Fact Checking
Melville House confronted this situation with its decision to reissue in December a 1964 book by A. M. Rosenthal, “Thirty-Eight Witnesses: The Kitty Genovese Case.” The book was originally released just months after the murder in March 1964 of 28-year …
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Classic Sesame Street – Ernie reads a book

January 30, 2013

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The book Netanyahu needs to read to get a handle on Hagel's Mideast approach

January 29, 2013

The book Netanyahu needs to read to get a handle on Hagel's Mideast approach
The PM could learn a lot about the next secretary of defense from reading 'Eisenhower 1956,' which describes an American president sympathetic to Israel's defense needs, but also determined to maintain an independent U.S. policy and avoid a war.
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'Have you read a good book lately'
In October, reading instructor Cathy Mahlen had charged her eighth graders to produce a book trailer based on a novel they had recently read and Monday was premiere night. Sadie Koelz and Clare Stubbe produced a trailer on "Masque of the Red Death," …
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Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah Hosts Read-a-Thon
U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Brian Mays, a medic assigned to Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, reads a book as part of a United Through Reading Read-a-thon on Forward Operating Base Farah, Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2013. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. j.g. …
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Generously Sponsored by Nichols College, Comedian Mike Birbiglia Returns to Hometown Area in National Touring Comedy Show at The Hanover Theatre on February 8

January 28, 2013

Worcester, MA (PRWEB) January 28, 2013

Comedian and Shrewsbury, MA native, Mike Birbiglia, is extending the nationwide tour of his award-winning Off-Broadway show, MIKE BIRBIGLIA’S MY GIRLFRIEND’S BOYFRIEND to theatres and performing arts centers in twenty-eight additional cities. Birbiglia will perform at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester on Friday, February 8 at 7:30pm.

Birbiglia originally performed MY GIRLFRIEND’S BOYFRIEND for fifteen weeks at the Barrow Street Theatre, from March 18, 2011 to June 25th, 2011. The show won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Performance, and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards. Mike has just come back from a two week sold out run at the Soho Theatre in London that garnered four star reviews from The Guardian, The Independent, The London Evening Standard and The Times.

In MIKE BIRBIGLIA’S MY GIRLFRIEND’S BOYFRIEND, the storytelling comedian shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget. On this painfully honest and hysterical journey, Mike struggles to find reason in an area where it may be impossible to find love.

I had such an incredible time touring this show in the first half of the year. From Durham to Boise, to Arcata, California, the tour was like a really satisfying series of one night stands. Also my wife was there with me, so it wasnt like a series of one-night stands at all. I guess there isnt a word for it. The point is, it was fun and Im gonna keep doing it.

Booked by Mike Berkowitz of the APA Talent and Literary Agency, MIKE BIRBIGLIA’S MY GIRLFRIEND’S BOYFRIEND tour marks Birbiglias second tour taking place exclusively in theatres and performing arts centers. In 2009, Birbiglia headlined Comedy Central Live Starring Mike Birbiglia: Im In The Future Also tour and performed in twenty-two theatres across the country.

Ticket prices are $ 28 and $ 38 with a 10% discount available for members, groups of 10 or more, kids, students and WOO Card holders. Limited VIP seats (2 for $ 150.40) are available, including both a pre-show and post-show reception to benefit 15-40 Connection. The pre-show reception includes appetizers, open bar, and a photo opportunity with Mike Birbiglia at the theatre. To purchase tickets visit TheHanoverTheatre.org, call 877.571.SHOW (7469) or visit The Hanover Theatre box office located at 2 Southbridge Street in downtown Worcester.

About Mike Birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia is a comedian, writer, and actor best known for his award-winning off-Broadway hits Sleepwalk with Me and MIKE BIRBIGLIA’S MY GIRLFRIEND’S BOYFRIEND. The New York Times called MY GIRLFRIEND’S BOYFRIEND ridiculously enjoyable. It was named a critics pick by The New York Times, Time Out New York, and New York Magazine. Birbiglia has starred in three Comedy Central specials, released three hit CDs for Comedy Central Records, Two Drink Mike, Sleepwalk With Me Live, and My Secret Public Journal Live, which was named one of the Best Comedy Albums of the Decade by The Onion AV Club. Birbiglia makes regular radio appearances on The Bob & Tom Show as well as on Public Radio Internationals This American Life. In 2011, Birbiglia directed and starred in a feature film adaptation of Sleepwalk With Me, which won the Best of NEXT Audience Award at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film was acquired by IFC Films and will be released in movie theaters nationwide on August 24, 2012.

About The Hanover Theatre

The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, located in downtown Worcester, New Englands second largest city, is recognized by Pollstar as one of the top 50 theatres in the world. After undergoing many name changes and renovations over the decades since its 1926 birth, The Hanover Theatre reopened in March 2008 following a $ 32 million historic restoration. Since then, the theatre has established its place as a rich entertainment and cultural venue, winning numerous awards, including The National Trust for Historic Preservation Award in 2010. Now in its fifth season, The Hanover Theatre continues to expose over 170,000 annual patrons to world-class entertainment in the form of Broadway, concerts, comedians and much more. For more information, visit TheHanoverTheatre.org. Worcester Center for the Performing Arts, a registered not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, owns and operates The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Doctors Health Press Reports on Study: Probiotic Shakes May Help Reduce the Rate of Early Mortality Among Seniors

January 27, 2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 27, 2013

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on new study out of the U.K. finding that probiotic shakes can significantly boost seniors immunity, possibly reducing the rate of early mortality among seniors.

As Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin (http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/food-and-nutrition-articles/a-special-drink-that-boosts-seniors-immunity) notes, as a person ages, their immune system has a greater role to play in safeguarding their health. But like everything else, the immune system may be slowed down and made less effective by the process of normal aging. Now, researchers in the U.K. are saying that having a probiotic shake for breakfast may effectively offset this drop in immunity.

As the article A Special Drink That Boost Seniors Immunity reports, probiotics help in ousting disease-causing bacteria from the body. These bad bacteria are being blamed for all kinds of health problems. But one thing thats not usually addressed is whether probiotics could help offset what researchers call immunosenescence, or the slow but steady deterioration of the immune system thats naturally triggered with age. Immunosenescence is actually a major contributing factor in early mortality among seniors.

The Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin article notes that to see if probiotics could help boost immune function in seniors, researchers from the University of Reading recruited 30 healthy senior volunteers. The volunteers were given a probiotic drink containing different kinds of beneficial bacteria or skimmed milk as a supplement for four weeks. The participants then stopped treatment for four weeks, after which they switched groups.

According to the article, the researchers found that probiotic consumption was associated with a significant increase in natural killer (NK) cell activity. These are the cells that can target and destroy cancer cells or virus-infected cells. Additionally, the probiotics triggered an increase in IL-10an important regulator of inflammation.

(SOURCE: Dong, H., et al., Immunomodulatory effects of a probiotic drink containing Lactobacillus casei Shirota in healthy older volunteers, Eur J Nutr. January 10, 2013.)

Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin is a daily e-letter providing natural health news with a focus on natural healing through foods, herbs, and other breakthrough health alternative treatments. For more information on Doctors Health Press, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com.

Doctors Health Press believes in the healing properties of various alternative remedies, including Traditional Chinese Medicine. To see a video outlining the Doctors Health Press views on Traditional Chinese Medicine, visit http://www.doctorshealthpress.com/chinesemedicine.

Cycling In The Dolomites Pairs With Culinary Adventures In New Italiaoutdoors Food And Wine 2013 Tours In May, June, July And September : 15% Discount on September Tour

January 26, 2013

Newburyport, MA (PRWEB) January 26, 2013

Showcasing its unrivaled grasp of the outdoor recreational grandeur and gastronomy of Northeastern Italy, Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine introduces five bike tours in the Dolomites starting this spring. The new six-night tours are: Train Like a Local departing May 26 and September 1; The Agony and the Ecstasy departing June 9; and The Classic Climbs departing July 7 and September 8. Rates start at $ 3,695, per person, based on double occupancy and include accommodations, all ground transportation, guide services, all breakfasts and three dinners. A 15% discount is offered on the September 8 tour if both tours in September are booked. Each tour invites a riding exploration of the Dolomites in Northeastern Italy and delves into the regions rich culinary heritage, pairing opportunities to sample Marostica cherries and Bassanos famed white asparagus with challenging climbs along routes unknown to mainstream tour companies. http://www.italiaoutdoorsfoodandwine.com/index.php/bike-tours-italy-ski-holidays-italy/dolomites-cycling-tours

Train Like a Local tour May 26 June 1; and September 1-7, 2013

Focusing on the mid-mountains with climbs ranging between 900 and 1700 meters, this tour explores the foothills south of the Dolomites, an area widely considered the preferred training ground for local and race teams. An ideal introduction to riding in the mountains, the Train Like a Local tour prepares cyclists for more challenging ascents in the upper elevations of the Dolomites and the Alps.

The Agony and the Ecstasy tour June 9 – 15, 2013

Comprising the hardest climbs in northeast Italy (those rated at the 200-point difficulty level), the aptly named Agony and Ecstasy tour is designed for cyclists who have trained hard and are ready to embrace the most difficult climbs the Dolomites can offer. This tour takes guests on epic climbs through the regions of Veneto, Trentino-Alto Adige and Friuli Venezia, with stops to sample and savor local delicacies such as prosciutto, homemade gnocchi and grappa.

The Classic Climbs tour July 7 13; and September 8-4, 2013

The Classic Climbs traces a path through the heart of the Dolomites, combining little-known passes with the renowned and rigorous bike climbs that have made the region a sought-after destination for cyclists. While exploring the Dolomites the way locals do, riders will have opportunities to experience the blend of Italian and Austrian/Germanic cultures that define this picturesque region.

Led by expert cyclist and mountain guide Vernon McClure, and cooking instructor and chef Kathy Bechtel, also an avid biker, Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine cycling tours introduce both new and accomplished cyclists to the spectacular Dolomites region, taking care to sample regional cuisine and discover local wines unknown beyond the area. Daily coaching and challenging climbs are interspersed with opportunities to explore off-the-beaten-path towns such as Rovereto, an ancient fortress town; Conegliano, the heart of the Prosecco DOCG zone; and Bassano del Grappa, for a grappa tasting. Tours are tailored to provide a balance of activity, rest and relaxation. A maximum of 12 persons per group allows for daily itinerary customization and refinement, based on participants interests, pacing, and real-time finds.

For more information or to receive Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine newsletter, recipes and wine information, visit http://www.italiaoutdoorsfoodandwine.com or Chef Kathy Bechtels blog at http://www.chefbikeski.com.

About Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine

Italiaoutdoors Food and Wine is an owner-operated private guide service, creating and guiding active culinary tours in Northeastern Italy. Unique in their ability to combine active biking, skiing and hiking adventures with world-class culinary programs — including tours with James Beard award-winning chefs — Italiaoutdoors customizes vacations for groups of 4 to 12 people. Italiaoutdoors has more than 15 years of recreational programming experience in the region, plus formal culinary and wine training. Programs also include cooking classes, wine tastings, and restaurant dining which explore the best in local regional cuisine and undiscovered wines. Itineraries are rounded out with city visits, shopping, cultural excursions or just relaxing. The owners — experts in fitness, food, and the region — personally lead each tour. http://www.italiaoutdoorsfoodandwine.com, 978-270-5774. Twitter @italiaoutdoors. Facebook http://www.facebook.com/foodandwineitaliaoutdoors.

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A Compelling Account of the Explosive Benghazi Scandal is Available from Red Wheel Publishing: The Benghazi Report: Leading from Behind, Into Decline by Ivan Kenneally

January 25, 2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

Benghazi Report includes the most complete collection of DailyWitness.com Editor Ivan Kenneallys essays on the still unraveling scandal including exclusive articles never before published. It also includes more general reflections on American foreign policy with particular emphasis on the Middle East.

The Benghazi Report also includes a special exclusive interview with Tom Malinowski, Washington Director of Human Rights Watch. Kenneally sat down with Malinowski for a long and searching discussion about the Benghazi attacks, the future of American foreign policy, and the daunting challenges that face the United States and the cause of human rights just around the bend.

Some of the special features included in The Benghazi Report:

Kenneallys analysis of the events as they unfolded

Commentary on Hillary Clintons testimony before the Senate

An exclusive interview with Tom Malinowski, Washington Director of Human Rights Watch

Essays on American security and intelligence operations

Essays on American foreign policy with particular emphasis on the Middle East

Essays on the prospects for democracy in the Muslim world

Quote from The Benghazi Report:

We know enough to demand candid answers to the few, macabre questions whose answers we still do not know. We know that if what we suspect turns out to be true, the request for another four weeks, let alone four years as Commander in Chief, should be summarily denied. We know we deserve better, and so do the Americans who were murdered that day, while their President purportedly watched on television, anxious about his election prospects. We know this is a morbid story, full of gruesome sadness, and we can almost excuse the press for their irresponsible neglect of things we all wish we did not know, that we could unlearn. We know more than we can bear, but now we must know more.

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About the Author

Ivan Kenneally is the Editor in Chief of Dailywitness.com and is a regular contributor to Foxnews.com. His essays have appeared in numerous periodicals including the The Christian Science Monitor,The Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, National Review, Weekly Standard,The New York Post, The Jerusalem Post, as well as many academic journals.

Kenneally has been interviewed for his political expertise by Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, NPR, CNBC, RNews, NBC, Congressional Quarterly, and numerous other outlets.

An academic by training, he has taught philosophy and political science at SUNY Geneseo, the Eastman School of Music, and the Rochester Institute of Technology.

About Red Wheel Publishing

Red Wheel Publishing, based in New York City, is dedicated to the promoting only the best conservative writing in America. Besides the popular online news magazine, Dailywitness.com, it also publishes The Red Wheel Political Review, a monthly collection of political book reviews by notable conservative authors, and In Vino Veritas, a monthly newsletter devoted to wine.

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Barbara Meade retires from Politics and Prose, reflects on a life in books

January 24, 2013

Barbara Meade retires from Politics and Prose, reflects on a life in books
A book customer? [Laughs.] I enjoy being able to sit down and read a chapter of a book, see whether I'm interested in buying it or not. I'm learning a lot about what it feels like to be a customer. It feels — I'm trying to think of the right word …
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Emailing Jeff Bezos Every Time You Read a Book on Kindle Is the Best Art Project
Emailing Jeff Bezos Every Time You Read a Book on Kindle Is the Best Art Project Everyone wants you to share. Share the music you listen to, the movies you watch, the articles you read, the books you read. So Johannes Osterhoff is sharing, just with …
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Read This Book: Some Tips For The Individual Trader/Investor
I always read extensively, and in the past I have provided pointers to the best sources for investors. This year has been hectic on many fronts, and I have been negligent in passing on my conclusions. In an effort to catch up, I want to focus on a few …
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Mike Fuljenz Endorses Ralph Ross for 2013 ANA Board of Governors

January 23, 2013

Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 23, 2013

Mike Fuljenz gave a speech at the 56th Annual Money Show in Houston, Texas and announced his support to back Ralph Ross Ph.D. candidacy for a position on the American Numismatic Association (ANA) board of governors. Fuljenz a long time recognized expert in the numismatic circles and an author of numerous books on American coinage has been a friend and admirer of Dr. Rosss contribution to the coin collecting community and his desire to teach others the fascinating hobby of kings.

Ralph Ross has stated one of his primary goals is advancing the knowledge of numismatics through educational, historical and scientific ways. As an example of Ross fulfilling that goal was in 2010 when he reached out to Johnny Duncan of U.S. Coins in Houston, Texas and Mike Fuljenz to donate 2010-dated silver American Eagles to be awarded to some high achievers of Ralph Rosss Students at Jack Yates High School in Houston. Mike Fuljenz said that, Ralph Ross, a physics and math teacher at the Title 1 School, used old coins to help students understand history, art, politics and science.

Mike Fuljenz, a former school teacher and principal, understands Rosss objective and the intrinsic value of introducing numismatics to students. “Rosss 35 years of national award winning involvement in the numismatic community and specifically his great contributions to the Greater Houston Coin Club makes him a perfect pick as a candidate for a position on the ANA board of governors, stated Mike Fuljenz.

Michael Fuljenz is a nationally-known rare coins and precious metals expert. His expertise has been used by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), United States Postal Service, United States Mint and the Texas Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner (OCCC). He is an award winning numismatic author of books and newsletters, a frequent interview guest on radio and TV news and personal finance programs, and a Beaumont, Texas community leader.

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Ask Fr. Barron: What spiritual classic books should every Catholic read?

January 22, 2013

This week’s question for Fr. Barron comes from Mike Hayes of BustedHalo.com. Get ready for some serious additions to your reading list! Blog posts here: www.ncregister.com
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