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May 20, 2016

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Five Reasons To Switch To eBooks

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Since the introduction of the Kindle in 2007, eBooks have taken off with readers, now capturing about a third of all book sales. But despite the gradual ascension of eBooks to popularity, the debate of ebooks vs print books remains heated. While everyone will have personal preferences, and some books may lend themselves more to one format than another, we’ve highlighted 5 reasons to switch to ebooks. 1. Ebooks Are More…

‘Real Housewives’ star Kim Richards sentenced after resisting arrest

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Sisters and cast members of Bravo’s new reality series “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Kyle Richards (L) and Kim Richards pose at the premiere party in Los Angeles October 11, 2010. REUTERS/Fred Prouser LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Kim Richards, a star on reality television show “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” was sentenced on Monday to three years of probation and 30 days of community service after resisting arrest for…

Tenor Florez soars in Royal Opera’s Gluck season opener

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Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez gestures during a concert with pianist Vincenzo Scalera (not pictured) at Lima’s National Theatre, in this May 13, 2014 file photo. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) – Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Florez, beloved of opera audiences for his command of the high registers, made a soaring stage debut as Orpheus in Gluck’s “Orphee et Eurydice” on Monday as the Royal Opera opened its…

Princess Leia’s slave costume entices at ‘Star Wars’ auction

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The Princess Leia slave costume worn by actress Carrie Fisher in “Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi” is shown in this handout photo released to Reuters September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Profiles in History/Handout via Reuters By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – While most “Star Wars” fans are clamoring to get their hands on the newest franchise droid BB-8, deep-pocketed collectors will have a chance to buy original movie…

Nicole Kidman returns to London in tale of overlooked DNA scientist

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Photograph 51 cast member Nicole Kidman poses for a photograph at the Noel Coward Theatre in London, Britain September 7, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) – Nicole Kidman, whose last appearance on stage in London was described by one reviewer as “pure theatrical Viagra”, has captivated audiences again with her performance as the sidelined scientist who helped unlock the secret of DNA. The Oscar-winning actor’s portrait of…

At New York Fashion Week, playful lines for confident women

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Models present creations from the BCBG Max Azria Spring/Summer 2016 collection during New York Fashion Week in New York, September 10, 2015. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly By Elizabeth Barber NEW YORK (Reuters) – Like girls, women of all ages just want to have fun, say designers at New York Fashion Week, where many of the lines for the coming spring season combine a youthful playfulness with a sense of confidence that is…

Janis Joplin’s psychedelic Porsche to hit the auction block

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A psychedelically painted 1965 Porsche 365C 1600 Cabriolet once owned by legendary singer Janis Joplin is seen in an undated handout picture courtesy of RM Sotheby’s taken outside the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. REUTERS/Courtesy of RM Sotheby’s/Darin Schnabel/Handout via Reuters NEW YORK (Reuters) – Janis Joplin may have famously pleaded for a Mercedes-Benz in her 1970 a cappella song but her car of choice was…

BBC to launch online U.S. subscription service

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Barriers near to the main entrance of the BBC headquarters and studios in Portland Place, London, Britain, July 16, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls By Paul Sandle CAMBRIDGE, England (Reuters) – Britain’s BBC will launch an online subscription service in the United States next year, boosting revenues for the public broadcaster and allowing viewers to watch shows on demand. “We’re launching a new OTT (over-the-top) video service in America offering BBC fans…