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coffee mug "Cowboy Reun" by Ron Howard

Director Ron Howard designs doodle mugs

Academy Award winning director, Ron Howard, is showing his artistic side in a new way.  Howard has designed a collection of  colorful mugs to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which are for sale on Amazon.com . The art work for “Cowboy Rerun,” “Bar Scene, “Dragon Fly,” and “Highway USA” began as doodles Howard does while on the phone. On Amazon, he described the process: “I scribble three random lines on the back of a production memo card and then while concentrating on my conversation,... Read More →

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The Washington Post sold: Is the Los Angeles Times and Burbank Leader next?

A lot of chatter on the Internet and elsewhere about the surprising, and maybe not so surprising, sell of  The Washington Post to the billionaire founder and CEO of  Amazon, Jeff Bezos. The online tech titian paid a reported $250 million for one of the most respected newspapers in the world. The negotiations reportedly went on for months in secret. The sale has been rumored for a while — but still a jolt to many when the announcement came out in the Post yesterday. On the... Read More →

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Cinderella Story: Author signs with major agent

Kindle — Amazon’s popular wireless reading device On Thursday, Freelance Writer Gayle Trent signed with a big time agent after one of her mystery novels became a bestseller in Amazon’s Kindle Store, which has around 400,000 e-books, magazines, newspapers, and blogs. Small independent publisher of books set in or about the South, BelleBooks, recently offered Trent’s mystery, “Murder Takes The Cake,” in the Kindle Store as part of a temporary promotion.  Well, the mystery shot to number three on Kindle’s bestseller list. What happened next sounds like a  writer’s fantasy. Trent told GalleyCat she... Read More →

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