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Topic - Salman Rushdie
Put Salman Rushdie, Martin Amis and Ian McEwan on a stage and expect a night of high art and schoolboy humor, of reading, writing and Christopher Hitchens. The three literary stars, all in their 60s and friends for more than half their lives, appeared together Monday night in New York.
First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia dined with U2 singer Bono and his family in Dublin this afternoon after visiting Glendalough, Irish media reported.
The movie version of "Midnight's Children" is a labor of love, and that love helps make it better than it probably has a right to be. The sweeping story of Salman Rushdie's novel is infused with magic, epic in scope, richly allegorical and steeped in the history of India. It's just too big to be contained in a feature film.
Comedian Bill Maher butted heads Friday night with Brian Levin, a professor at California State University at San Bernardino and director of its Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism, after the late-night host took issue with comparing Islamic extremism with all fundamentalism.
A new literary prize is hoping to beat the Booker to the title of Britain's most prestigious fiction award _ in part by including Americans.
Author Salman Rushdie says that India needs to ask itself why it's becoming a culturally intolerant country that bans books and movies that offend some people.
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A mauling of Martin Amis and a savaging of Salman Rushdie are in the running for the best bad book review of 2012.
When the British government gave Salman Rushdie its protection following the Iranian fatwa calling for his murder, it required him to adopt a pseudonym. Ever the literary gent, Mr. Rushdie took the first names of his two favorite writers, Joseph Conrad and Anton Chekhov. His protection officers called him Joe.
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Mr. Rushdie noted that several cards filled out by audience members asked about the indomitable essayist and commentator and how the writers thought he would be remembered.
Mr. Rushdie mentioned an old game they liked to play, taking titles with the word "love" in them and substituting "hysterical sex," as in "Hysterical Sex Is a Many-Splendored Thing" or "Stop! In the Name of Hysterical Sex."