In Florida, the Orange County school board has indicated that it may cease allowing religious groups the chance to distribute literature on high school campuses, cutting off the access of Satanist and Christian groups alike.
'The Rosie Effect' has already been released in some other countries to mixed reviews. One critic called the sequel 'twice as long [as "The Rosie Project"] and only half as good,' though another found it to be a 'chuckle-filled triumph.'
In his book 'Midnight at the Pera Palace,' Charles King considers the rapid transformation of Istanbul – a Muslim stronghold as part of the Ottoman Empire – into one of the most cosmopolitan cities on earth.
A Bahraini woman flashes a victory sign on a street where clashes occurred between police and anti-government protesters on a parliamentary election day in the Shiite neighborhood of Daih, Bahrain, Saturday.
Jack Zipes recently published 'The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition'. Did you know that – when the tale was first told – Snow White's evil stepmother was her biological mother?
Critics are calling 'Revival' 'spellbinding' and 'dark and haunting,' though the Monitor's own reviewer said the novel is not as fun as recent King work 'Mr. Mercedes' and one critic called the book's ending 'rushed and unbalanced.'
'Buy a jeepney. Fill it with books.... Inspire children,' says Marcie Dunham, the Filipina-American teacher who devised Beep Beep Books, a project aimed at bringing back books to children affected by Typhoon Haiyan.