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Italian writer Erri De Luca cleared in landmark sabotage case

Turin - Acclaimed Italian writer and environmental activist Erri De Luca was cleared Monday of inciting criminal damage by saying a controversial rail link through the Alps should be sabotaged.

School admin politics exposed in Ruderman's satirical novel Special

Winchester - Ian Ruderman's satirical novel, The Peculiar Grace of a Shaker Chair, pokes fun at the unspoken bureaucratic nonsense that happens within the administrative walls of an educational institution.

Italian prosecutors want eight months for writer tried for sabotage

Turin - Italian prosecutors called Monday for Erri de Luca, a writer on trial for inciting criminal damage to a controversial high-speed rail link through the Alps, to be thrown behind bars for eight months.

Q&A with Felicia Day, the hero of gaming geeks worldwide Special

You might know her from the online series The Guild or the TV show Supernatural. Actress, writer and entrepreneur recently spoke to Digital Journal in Toronto during her book tour, where she talked gaming, the rise of the female nerd, and much more.

Writer Tanith Lee has died

Science fiction, fantasy and horror writer Tanith Lee has passed away. Lee authored over 90 books and several screenplays, including episodes of the cult television series 'Blake's 7'.

I only promote reading, writer tells sabotage trial

Turin - Erri de Luca, the Italian writer on trial for inciting criminal damage to a controversial high-speed rail link through the Alps, told a court Wednesday he was only capable of inciting people to read or write.

Writer/Director Emily Schooley talks about her new film, Reset Special

An interview with Writer/Director Emily Schooley on her latest project Reset. Reset follows the lives of three women, and how they each approach difficult choices in their lives.

Italy 'sabotage' trial writer compares himself to Gandhi

Turin - Italian writer Erri de Luca invoked Gandhi on Wednesday as he began his trial defence against charges of inciting criminal damage to a controversial high-speed rail link through the Alps.

Mark Twain's grave attacked and vandalized

Elmira - Someone has committed an act of vandalism and removed a bronze likeness of Mark Twain from his gravesite, located in the Elmira cemetery New York.

Review: Laughing. Crying. Bleeding. — Maybe. Special

Are you a vampire? Or an outsider, at least? Do you like laughing? What about love? Watch the work of filmmaker Taika Waititi.

Op-Ed: Writer says, 'this is not the San Francisco I fell in love with' Special

San Francisco - More than just keeping an eye open looking out for fires a top of Mt. Barnaby near Mount Tamalpais in his spare time, volunteer look-out and retired writer Larry Levy views his beloved San Francisco in a much different way today.

Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies in Mexico City home, 1927-2014

Considered one of the most significant authors of the 20th century, famed Colombian journalist, novelist, short story writer and screenwriter Gabriel Garcia Marquez has passed away at the age of 87 in his Mexico City home.

Conjuring Burroughs Special

New York - Katelan Foisy was a drug addict by the time she was 20. She lost both her lover and her best friend in a short span of time, but found inspiration as an artist and businesswoman through an unlikely source: the work of William S. Burroughs.

Interview with writer and blogger Lisa Jakub Special

The former child actor, a star of such films as 'Mrs. Doubtfire' and 'Independence Day', chats to Digital Journal about life in and out of the spotlight.

A writer or a life-long comic geek Special

Glasgow - Danny Gillan, a Scottish writer, musician and care worker continues to answer digging questions about his health with more than honest replies.

Scottish care-worker and writer — "I am an Idiot" Special

Glasgow - Glaswegian writer and care worker, Danny Gillan, who sometimes plays guitar, carries on his conversation with Digital Journal.

Review: Terror at the Amusement Park, 'Joyland' by Stephen King

Stephen King is known the world over for his novels, short stories and movies. His novels have sold millions of copies. A number of his books have also been turned into feature length films and TV shows.

Novelist A.J. Sidransky on his work: Forgiving Maximo Rothman Special

New York - AJ Sidransky's Forgiving Maximo Rothman reminds us that 'life is too short to make enemies of those we love,' and I connected with the novelist to learn more.

Spanish writer and economist José Luis Sampedro passed away at 96

Madrid - Humanist, writer and economist, José Luis Sampedro has passed away at the age of 96 in his home in Madrid. Well-known in Spain, he jumped generational barriers to become an icon to the Spanish youth and to the 15M movement.

Korean War not forgotten in Owen Choi's novel Tendrils of Life Special

Raleigh - Sixty years after the Korean War, one which some call the "forgotten" or "unknown" war, many US veterans gathered together on the anniversary recounting their experiences. For South Koreans who lived through it, the memories continue to haunt them.

Enjoying the simple quiet life: Profile of a Digital Journalist Special

Toronto - A Digital Journalist since 2009, Andrew Moran isn't your average 24-year-old man: He listens to radio plays from the '40s, regularly reads books on economics, and follows politics like a grizzled Reuters reporter. This is his story.

Report: Sci-fi author Ray Bradbury dead at 91

The author best known for The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451 has passed away at 91 years old, according to media reports. No word yet on his cause of death.

Inside the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2012

Sydney - What should be public and what should be kept private? That’s the theme for this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival, which officially starts on Monday.

Balancing family with writing: Profile of a Digital Journalist Special

Married with three children, Leigh Goessl finds time to ply her writing craft on DigitalJournal.com, publishing more than 360 articles within five months. In this profile of a Digital Journalist, you'll learn more about what she loves about journalism.

Writer and campaigner Rodney Legg dies at 64

Rodney Legg, British writer, historian, campaigner and former chairman of the Open Spaces Society has died of cancer at the age of 64.

Nigerian writer Ngozi Achebe talks about her work Special

Ngozi Achebe is a young Nigerian writer living and working in Olympia, Washington state, United States of America. I recently interviewed her on a number of issues.

Young citizen journalist shows what professionalism is all about Special

Natchitoches - Veronica Sturman may only be 8 years old, but this little citizen journalist and writer has tackled articles with the ability of a professional. Her work is not only impressive but accessible to people of all ages.

Oprah Winfrey sued for Plagiarism

Philadelphia - Oprah Winfrey, a plagiarist? That's what a Pennsylvania writer claims in a new lawsuit. Philadelphia-based writer Charles Harris is suing Oprah Winfrey for plagiarism and copyright infringement.

Actor Ewan McGregor turns political on 'The Ghost Writer' disc Special

Despite the controversy plaguing Roman Polanski, McGregor explains why he was still determined to act for the director in 'The Ghost Writer' (on Blu-ray/DVD). Also out on disc this week: 'A Prophet,' 'James And The Giant Peach,' 'Heroes' and 'Hawaii 5-0.'

Iran Journalist jailed, banned from writing for 30 years

An award-winning woman journalist was sentenced to serve jail and banned from writing for 30 years on charges of alleged propaganda against Iran Islamic regime over her post election reports last year
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