Silent Book Club: A time to get away from it all

It’s a guilt-free way to block out time in your schedule to do nothing but read. Shhhh! Silent book clubs are in session all across the United States. According to an Aug. 12 National Public Radio report on the subject, Guinevere de la Mare co-founded the Silent Book Club organization with Laura Gluhanich in 2012 because the two were annoyed by the demanding imperatives of traditional book clubs. In chroniclebooks.com’s “How to Start a Silent Book Club,” de la Mare offered: “It’s a guilt-free way to block out time in…

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Climate change activists plan for protests across US

Activists around the US have planned a week of marches and protests to coincide with the UN meeting on climate change. Activists around the United States have planned a week of marches and protests to coincide with the United Nations meeting on climate change. In Washington, DC, activists attempted to, in their words, “shut down DC”. Al Jazeera’s Shihab Rattansi reports from Washington, DC.

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Pressure mounts on WeWork CEO Adam Neumann as board weighs coup

The co-working space has been plagued by concerns over its CEO’s controversial style and control of the company. Adam Neumann has said his mission as WeWork’s chief executive is to elevate the world’s consciousness. Members of his board are now discussing a plan to elevate someone else to run the company and salvage its troubled initial public offering. The board plans to meet on Monday, people familiar with the situation said. There, some directors are expected to raise the prospect of Neumann stepping down as CEO and becoming non-executive chairman,…

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Emmy Awards: Game of Thrones wins again as Fleabag surprises

Thrones most awarded fictional show in Emmy history as Fleabag’s Waller-Bridge scoops acting, writing, directing gongs. Fantasy saga Game of Thrones took home the top drama prize for the fourth time at the Emmy Awards on Sunday and became the most-decorated fictional show in the awards’ history, but it was British writer and actor Phoebe Waller-Bridge who stole the show with her dark comedy, Fleabag. Game of Thrones won 12 awards for its final season, including Peter Dinklage who won best supporting actor for the fourth time. “This all started…

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