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Tom Hanks, perhaps imagining the loss of one of his typewriters.
The Kobal Collection
November 4, 2014 The actor and director plans to write his first book of short stories, and he plans to make it about another collection — his personal trove of typewriters. Also: Jill Abramson details her startup.
Nicholas Sparks attends the Professional Bull Riders 2014 Monster Energy Invitational VIP Party. A film adaptation of Sparks' novel The Best of Me is scheduled to be in theaters on Oct. 17.
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October 3, 2014 The allegations come in a lawsuit filed by the ex-headmaster at a school that the best-selling writer founded. Also: The Authors Guild reveals it's requested a Justice Department probe of Amazon.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries, is seen aboard the SS Olympic in 1923.
August 6, 2014 Also: 5,000 new words have been added to the official Scrabble dictionary; Marie-Helene Bertino on failure.
The Apple logo hangs outside San Francisco's Moscone Center earlier this month during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference.
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June 17, 2014 Also: Sherlock Holmes is now (mostly) in the public domain; Daniel Genis writes about celebrating Bloomsday in prison.
In tweeting that you need a hit of chocolate, are you inadvertently communicating something about your socioeconomic status? Or your gender?
April 14, 2014 What does the data you generate every day reveal about who you are? Commentator Tania Lombrozo wonders where to draw the line between reasonable inferences and violations of privacy.
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