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Mummy Love Poems Found in South Korea

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Daily News

Online Only, posted 7.31.07

 

The mummified body of a thirty-two-year-old disgraced nobleman, along with love poems written by his bereaved wife, was recently discovered in South Korea.

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Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie to "Star" In Adaptation of Beowulf

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Online Only, posted 7.27.07

A film adaptation of the Old English epic poem Beowulf is set to release on November 16. Directed by Robert Zemeckis—the man who gave audiences Back to the Future (all three parts) and Forrest Gump, for which he won an Oscar, among many others—the movie version of Beowulf owes more to the style of filmmaking he utilized in The Polar Express.

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NEA Appoints Grants Director as Literature Department Expands

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Online Only, posted 7.26.07

Jon Peede, the former counselor to the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), was recently appointed director of grants programs, a newly created position in the organization’s literature department.

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D.C. Honors HIV/AIDS Caregivers With Poetry by Whitman, Miller

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Online Only, posted 7.23.07

 

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities unveiled a public art project featuring the poetry of Walt Whitman.

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Two Publishers, One Big and One Small, Make Their Moves

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Online Only, posted 7.20.07

Two publishers in New York—the major house Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG) and the independent press BOA Editions—are moving foward in new locales.

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Mediabistro Sold for $23 Million

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Online Only, posted 7.19.07

On Monday, founder Laurel Touby sold Mediabistro, the Web site serving freelance writers, editors, designers, and other media and creative professionals, for $23 million to Jupitermedia Corporation, an Internet research company that owns several media Web sites.

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