September 24, 2013 Also: Paul Ryan is writing a book; more Craigslist poetry; Alexander McCall Smith on W.H. Auden.
Kelly Clarkson bought a ring once owned by Jane Austen at auction, but the U.K. is trying to keep it in the country.
August 13, 2013 Also: Thomas Pynchon's "Bugs Bunny" teeth; N.Y. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's book deal; and The New York Review of Books' lady problem.
Actress Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in the movie version of The Hunger Games.
August 7, 2013 Also: A new short story by Stieg Larsson; Sherman Alexie's mullet; Rebecca Mead on Jane Austen.
Parliament member Stella Creasy (second from right) and activist Caroline Criado-Perez (right) pose with a mock-up of the new 10-pound banknote featuring Jane Austen.
July 30, 2013 Also: Gary Shteyngart tests out Google Glass; Fifty Shades of Grey and the rise in handcuff accidents.
The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, displays the concept design for the new 10-pound banknote featuring author Jane Austen.
July 25, 2013 Also: the history of blurbs; Buzzfeed launches a book section.
The Google logo.
July 3, 2013 Also: Infiltrating Jane Austen summer camp; Cengage files for bankruptcy; Stephen Fry reads Oscar Wilde.
People stand and read books during a silent protest last week at Istanbul's Taksim Square.
June 26, 2013 Also: John Quincy Adams' ode to the Eurasian Bull finch; Jane Austen may be the new face on the £10 note; Barnes & Noble struggles.
Jonah Lehrer attends a panel discussion in conjunction with the World Science Festival in 2008.
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March 4, 2013 Also: The best books coming out this week; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the movie; and cakes that look like classic works of literature.
February 22, 2013 Also: The U.K. issues Jane Austen postage stamps; in the U.S., biographer Paula Broadwell's promotion in the Army Reserves is suspended; it's Edward Gorey's birthday; and an anti-bullying poem goes viral.
Sean Connery during the making of the James Bond film "Never Say Never Again."
February 19, 2013 Also: What the royal family and panda bears have in common; Ben Percy dons a pregnancy suit; and classicist Mary Beard wards off online attackers.
Matt Langione, a subject in the study, reads Jane Austen's Mansfield Park. Results from the study suggest that blood flow in the brain differs during leisurely and critical reading activities.
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October 9, 2012 Could modern cognitive theories explain character development in one of Jane Austen's most famous heroines: Pride and Prejudice's Elizabeth Bennett? Reading sessions inside an MRI scanner are shedding light on the question.
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July 28, 2010 What do you get when you cross Pride and Prejudice with one of Chuck Palahniuk's most popular novels? Answer: Jane Austen's Fight Club.
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