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Editor of Carver, McInerney for ’breach’ of policy

NEW YORK — A prominent literary editor has been fired for an undisclosed “breach” of company policy. Gary Fisketjon had worked with such authors as Raymond Carver, Cormac McCarthy and Richard Ford. In confirming Fisketjon’s dismissal, Alfred A. Knopf spokesman … more

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As a young student, J.R.R. Tolkien finds love, friendship and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts. These early life experiences soon inspire Tolkien to write the classic fantasy novels “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings.

“A solid specialty item boosted by a strong lead turn.” –Todd McCarthy –The Hollywood Reporter

“More like the dramatization of an Encyclopedia Britannica entry than a fully rendered movie, “Tolkien” loses sight of the character. James Berardinelli –Reelviews

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Matthew McConaughey receives original high school diploma

LONGVIEW, Texas — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. McConaughey was given his original diploma Friday night when he returned to his Texas alma mater to address the class of … more

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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — To be announced. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. ___ CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan; Sen. … more

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Royal praise for Dutch singer’s victory at flashy Eurovision

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch royal family and prime minister are leading an unusual outpouring of praise for the 25-year-old singer who brought the Netherlands its first victory in the Eurovision song contest since the 1970s. Duncan Laurence beat out over-the-top, … more

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