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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

Paddington Bear: 13 things you didn’t know

It's surprising that the earnest little chap wasn't given glasses. Bond wanted to Paddington to have "travelled all the way from darkest Africa", but was advised by his agent...

The Mysterious Music of Georg Trakl

Städtische Sammlungen Dresden Otto Dix: Sunrise, 1913Stanley Cavell liked to talk about the two myths of reading subscribed to by Western philosophers. “According to one myth the philosopher must...

Global Publishing Leaders 2017: Cambridge University Press

Cambridge University Press is an integral part of the University of Cambridge and shares the university's objectives to advance knowledge, education, learning, and research. CUP’s list is comprised of...

Peter Manseau’s Ghost Story

The 1869 trial, for fraud, of William Mumler, a Spiritualist photographer whose uncanny images of ghosts watching over his portrait sitters convinced many that science had opened a door...

Whose Reality Is It?: ‘PW’ Talks with Camilla Grudova

The stories in Grudova’s The Doll’s Alphabet (Coffee House, Oct.) feature mermaids, maddening machines, and werewolves.How did you select the stories included in your collection?I posted a few stories...

Global Publishing Leaders 2017: Scholastic

Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and is the leading operator of school-based book clubs and book fairs in the United States. The company...

Kinokuniya Keeps Growing In the U.S.

With 12 stores and counting, Japanese bookseller Kinokuniya is slowly expanding its footprint in the U.S. The most recently opened locations are in Texas. The first site it picked...

Michael Bond interview: ‘The modern world is depressing. Paddington is my escape’

This combination, as Bond soon discovered, was to prove a colossal winner. After the now-customary round of rejections, A Bear Called Paddington was bought by Collins for £75 and...

‘Let’s raise a marmalade sandwich’: Tributes paid to Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond

Tributes have poured in for 'beloved' Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond, CBE, who has died at the age of 91 following a short illness. The English author became a giant of children's...

JK Rowling uses wise words about power against Trump

On Thursday, Harry Potter author JK Rowling decided to make a point about how Donald Trump, the current President of the United States, is often embarrassingly unpresidential. To highlight the failings of the 45th...

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Rights Report: Week of April 23, 2018

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Kate Bush to write a new tribute to Emily Bronte

Kate Bush is to make her second tribute to Emily Brontë, contributing to a monument on the Yorkshire moors that inspired Wuthering Heights.  Bush said...

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