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Nearly eight decades after she became one of the most famous supporting figures in American popular literature, Mammy has become the heroine of her own story in a prequel to "Gone with the Wind." "Ruth's Journey" by novelist and poet Donald McCaig comes 75 years after the film version of Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning epic work of fiction set in the Deep South during the US Civil War.

There was a time when people got the latest information from a newspaper in the morning and from the evening news on television before bedtime. Those days are long gone, thanks to the internet, which pushes everything from news items, updates on interesting blog sites and Facebook status changes from friends onto a screen you carry everywhere with you.
Measuring the thickness of Antarctic sea ice, an important gauge of environmental conditions in this remote polar region in a time of global climate change, has proven to be a tricky task. But an underwater robot is providing a nice solution. Satellite measurements can be skewed by surface snow, and some ice floes are simply too difficult to reach by ship, even icebreakers, to make direct measurements by drilling into them.
A cesspool of fraud and lies in the banking industry has come to light since the financial crisis of 2008, raising questions about how such rogue behaviour could have happened. What caused traders, asset managers and others in the money business to behave dishonestly? And how can dodgy behaviour be curbed?
Preventing infection by the Ebola virus entails simple but rigorously-observed methods of barrier protection and monitoring for signs of ill-health, say experts. These are recommendations by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
"Selma," a powerful new film about civil rights icon Martin Luther King, triumphed at its premiere in Los Angeles last week - while critics are predicting awards season glory. Co-starring Oprah Winfrey and rising British star David Oyelowo, the film received a standing ovation in Hollywood as industry journal Variety forecast "considerable box-office and awards-season gold."
Max Irons may come from an illustrious acting family and has already had a taste of Hollywood, but he is very conscious of the empty and fleeting nature of fame and fortune. That awareness helped the British actor with his gritty role in new film "The Riot Club,". The film explores the violent excesses of an elite university society, inspired in part by Oxford University's Bullingdon Club.

 



 
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