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[ad_1] ​ Daphne du Maurier’s story “Don’t Look Now,” first published in the collection Not After Midnight (1971), is one of the great pieces of fiction set in Venice. For all its beauty and art and atmosphere, “The City of Water” has served like no other city as a backdrop for sinister tales of mystery and doom. From Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice (1912) through to Ian McEwen’s 1981 novel The Comfort of Strangers, Venice in fiction has especially been a place where visitors come to seek an escape from something unsettling in their ordinary life, only to find that the gorgeous city of…

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[ad_1] Most “there are two kinds of people” arguments can come off as overly facile or fundamentally flawed. That said, on the question of clowns, two camps really do seem to be in existence: those who find them relatively inoffensive, and those who are utterly terrified by them. Recently, the United States has seen an uptick in the number of clowns lurking around the woods at night and generally being creepy as all hell. You don’t necessarily need to be in the “clowns are terrifying” camp to find this behavior decidedly unsettling. Clowns can appear in many scenarios; beckoning ominously…

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[ad_1] Like many bibliophiles, I’ve followed the recent wave of reviews of Jonathan Safran Foer’s new novel, Here I Am, with interest. In this case, my curiosity was piqued by the preview of the novel that The New Yorker gave us last spring, which inspired me to place the title on my to-read list, despite not being a big fan of Foer’s work. Multiple efforts notwithstanding, I’ve never made it past the first few pages of his debut novel, Everything Is Illuminated; I didn’t even bother trying when it came to his second, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. But this piece…

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[ad_1] What Is Multimodal Therapy for Mesothelioma? Multimodal therapy combines mesothelioma treatments to attack the cancer from multiple angles. One treatment alone cannot control the cancer, but combining treatments offers patients a better chance at living longer. Doctors sometimes use a more specific term for a multimodal treatment plan. “Bimodal therapy” combines two treatments, and “trimodal therapy” combines three treatments. A multimodal treatment approach usually centers on a major tumor-removing surgery with chemotherapy and radiation therapy administered before, after or during the surgery. For peritoneal mesothelioma, cytoreductive abdominal surgery combined with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is the most effective treatment…

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[ad_1] Digital Media expert, Timothy Ozovehe, born Abdulrasheed Ozovehe Muhammed, on September 23rd September, 1989, has been a sucker for anything that helps him connect with people at any given time.  The young man who studied urban and regional planning from the University of Lagos eventually ignited his passion for digital media influencing and blogging during his early days in the University, when he created his blog in 2012. Speaking on how he forayed into the now novel profession; the astute business man said; “It started for me in 2011 when I gained admission into the University of Lagos. Before…

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[ad_1] The percentage of American adults who read literature — any novels, short stories, poetry or plays — fell to at least a three-decade low last year, according to a new report from the National Endowment for the Arts.In 2015, 43 percent of adults read at least one work of literature in the previous year. That’s the lowest percentage in any year since NEA surveys began tracking reading and arts participation in 1982, when the literature reading rate was 57 percent.The NEA’s numbers, released last month, are meant to capture reading for pleasure. They explicitly exclude required readings for work or school. The survey…

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[ad_1] When it comes to legal writing, the stakes are high. Hard-to-read or understand documents for the court can harm cases and, sometimes, lead to sanctions. It’s vital, therefore, that legal writing is as clear and succinct as possible. Less is more when it comes to good legal writing, especially when it gets right down to business. Legal writers are rewarded for precision, analysis, conciseness and efficient communication. Here is some insight into common writing mistakes you must avoid if you’re not to come across as a rookie. 1) Avoid writing in the passive In general, prefer the active voice…

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[ad_1] August 29 HAYES VALLEY — Nightbird, the long-awaited, tasting menu-focused restaurant from chef Kim Alter, has opened at 330 Gough St. There’s also a six-seat cocktail bar in the back called Linden Room. See photos, menus, and hours for both spaces here. [EaterWire] CASTRO — The Sushi Ran team has opened Nomica, a Japanese drinking den with a baller menu of Japanese plates with contemporary twists at 2223 Castro St.. See the full menu, space, and hours here. [EaterWire] BERKELEY — The Claremont Club & Spa’s (41 Tunnel Rd.) has relaunched the space that formerly housed Antoinette as Limewood, a local,…

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[ad_1] The DSM-IV was published in 1994, but I found a copy at a library book sale in 1999, the weekend John F. Kennedy Jr.’s plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean. I was 14, and for a year I’d been in treatment for anorexia nervosa. In its earliest manifestations, my eating disorder had been all about definitions, defining my adolescent self in relation to the known entity of anorexia, to—by disappearing—fit in. Enrapt, I found my behaviors in the psychologist’s bible. Of course the experience was largely masturbatory, a private pat on the back. I didn’t need the DSM-IV to…

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[ad_1] Liputan6.com, Jakarta Jaonne Kathleen Rowling atau yang lebih dikenal dengan JK Rowling merupakan penulis Inggris yang sukses dengan 7 seri buku Harry Potter. Saat awal kemunculan karyanya, JK Rowling langsung mendapat sorotan dunia kesusasteraan lantaran tiga seri pertama Harry Potter mengambil alih tiga tempat teratas buku best seller versi New York Times. Tak hanya itu, seri ke-4 yang terbit setelahnya, menempatkan JK Rowling sebagai salah satu penulis paling kaya di dunia. Buku tersebut juga diklaim sebagai buku paling laris sepanjang sejarah perbukuan. Yang menjadi pertanyaan saat ini adalah bagaimana cara JK Rowling menulis fiksi fantasi yang nikmat dibaca, yang…

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