Adaptations

22 Apr 19
5 Finger Review

Sara Bareilles Amidst the Chaos Review By Bea Willis Sara Bareilles could never be accused of sitting on her laurels as an artist. Hard work, perseverance and commitment have always been a driving thrust  from Bareilles.  She achieved mainstream success in 2007 with the hit single “Love Song,” reaching number four on the Billboard Hot […]

22 Apr 19
Deadline

Universal has signed a first look production deal with Hobbs And Shaw helmer David Leitch and his 87th North Production banner. The Fast & Furious spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham opens on Aug. 2 and is, natch, expected to be one the linchpin titles at the summer box office. Together with his producer partner Kelly […]

22 Apr 19
abhyasdaily

The state emblem is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka. In the original, there are four lions, standing back to back, mounted on an abacus with a frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull and a lion separated by intervening wheels over a bell-shaped lotus. Carved out of a single […]

22 Apr 19
The Hits Just Keep On Comin'

(Pictured: Ryan O’Neal and Ali MacGraw, stars of Love Story.) Honk if you remember how big a deal Love Story was. The novel, by Erich Segal, hit the top of the New York Times Fiction Bestsellers List in May 1970 and stayed there for 41 straight weeks, into February 1971. Just before Christmas 1970 came […]

22 Apr 19
Charlotte Jones

  Suzana Carvalho from Oxford University gave an interesting talk about her current work where great apes, and therefore humans, may originate from in Africa.    She has spent a decade trying to build a bridge across a gap in science of where and how we evolved into the unique primates we are today.    […]

22 Apr 19
Happy Bookshelves

Lara Jean is having the best senior year. And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come […]

22 Apr 19
POKKA KIDS BLOG

A toe-tapper babies will love–the classic Seussian book about opposites: “Wet foot, dry foot. Low foot, high foot…”   This Little Book is an adaptation of the original book The Foot Book published by Random House in 1963. *For more information on this book, please referhttps://www.goodreads.com/

22 Apr 19
Colombia Trip 2019

I already covered Popayan, but I only included one photo of the hotel we stayed at, Hotel Dann Monasterio on the previous day’s post, when we arrived. It was completely renovated in 1990 and The Monastery cloister area was converted into 47 bedrooms and some meeting areas.     The hotel has been beautifully restored […]

22 Apr 19
Troublesome Words

After a week of incredible protests across London, the XR movement decides where to go next.

22 Apr 19
Cinema Sips

Ninety-nine percent of the time, I watch an adaptation of a work of literary fiction and think, “The book was better.” But The Virgin Suicides (Disc/Download) is one film where this phrase does not apply. Though I loved Jeffrey Eugenides’ novel, Sofia Coppola made me see things within the pages that I missed the first time […]

22 Apr 19
Site Title

Just days after I moved to New York, the Quad Cinema screened a double feature of Suki Hawley and Michael Galinsky’s “Half Cocked” and “Radiation,” two melancholic portraits of mid-to-late-’90s indie rock life that recalled films like “The Last Picture Show” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.” I had never heard of Hawley and Galinsky or their […]

22 Apr 19
paulpens

Assuming that you’re chasing a publishing deal, having netted a slippery literary agent, which book company do you favour? Publishing is dominated by the Big 5: Hachette, Holtzbrinck Publishing Group/Macmillan, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. These companies publish 60% of English language books. Each is part of a parent company, a conglomerate […]

22 Apr 19
Sound Books

It’s been a long, dark road to the end of Game of Thrones. The book series that author George R.R. Martin calls A Song of Ice and Fire launched in 1992, and HBO’s screen adaptation, which began in 2011, has since become an international phenomenon. For seven seasons now, the story of the divided, war-torn […]

22 Apr 19
Canoe

Legendary Hollywood film producer David Picker has died, aged 87. The movie mogul, who helped bring Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels to cinemas, passed away in New York on Saturday after a battle with colon cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bosses at the MGM studio, where he worked as the head of their United […]