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    High-Frequency Trading

    Roben Farzad talked about the practice of high-frequency trading, which involves using advanced computer algorithms and ultra-high speed data networks to execute…

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    Panel Discussion on Publishing

    Panelists talked about the challenges of publishing in 2014 and suggested strategies for publishing the literature produced by Black writers. Topics included self-publishing, online…

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    Copyright for Writers

    Marie Breaux talked about the history of authors' rights and argued that copyright law would likely need to be revised due to the creation of Creative Commons and other platforms. This…

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    Atelier 6000 Printmaking and Book Arts Studio

    Interim Executive Director Julie Winter talked about Atelier 6000, Bend, Oregon’s local printmaking and book arts studio, where local authors and artists come together to combine text…

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    Book Discussion on What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted

    Tevi Troy talked about his book, What Jefferson Read, Ike Watched, and Obama Tweeted: 200 Years of Popular Culture in the White House, in which he examines the popular culture that American…

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    Role of the First Lady

    Robert Watson, author of The Presidents' Wives: Reassessing the Office of First Lady, talked by video link from Boynton Beach, Florida, about how the role of the first lady has changed…

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    Emergency Presidential Powers

    Chris Edelson talked about his book his new book, Emergency Presidential Power. In the book he examines how U.S. presidents have tested and pushed the limits of their emergency powers, from…

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    2013 in Review with Hedrick Smith

    Hedrick Smith listed his picks for the top news stories of 2013. He cited income inequality as his top underreported story, which is the subject of his book, Who Stole the American Dream?],…

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    Book Discussion on The American Way of Poverty

    Sasha Abramsky talked by video link from Sacramento, California, about his book, The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives, in which he examines the historical roots and…

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    Book Discussion on Prohibition Gangsters

    Author and history professor Marc Mappen talked about his book, Prohibition Gangsters: The Rise and Fall of a Bad Generation about organized crime and its leaders during Prohibition in New…

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    Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress

    Kevin Nelson, co-owner of Bison Bookbinding and Letterpress, told the story of how he and his wife started the business, and showed how stationary is created using their 19th century…

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    Village Books

    Chuck Robinson, co-owner of Village Books in Bellingham, Washington, talked about the literary scene of Bellingham and the contributions of Village Books.

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    History of Immigration in the U.S.

    Michael Barone talked about his book, Shaping our Nation: How Surges in Migration Transformed America and its Politics, in which he puts the immigration debate in historical perspective…

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    2013 National Book Awards

    The National Book Foundation presented the 2013 National Book Awards at a ceremony at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. The Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the…

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    Self-Publishing Book Expo

    An overview of the current status of the self-publishing industry in the U.S., featuring input from the organizer and presenters at the fifth annual Self-Publishing Book Expo, held at the…

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    Literati Bookstore

    Owners Hilary and Mike Gustafson talked about Literati Book Store, an independent bookstore in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They spoke about their business philosophy and argued that digital…

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    Book Discussion on The President Has Been Shot!

    James Swanson talked about his book, The President Has Been Shot!: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, in which he details the assassination of the 35th president. He spoke at the…

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    Book Discussion on Without Copyrights

    Robert Spoo talked about his book, Without Copyrights: Piracy, Publishing, and the Public Domain, in which he discusses the clashes between authors, publishers, and literary pirates over…

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    Banned Book Read-Out

    Panelists read selections from books that have been banned or challenged over the years. This event was hosted by the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association.

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    Syria and U.S. Foreign Policy

    Shibley Telhami talked about Middle East reaction to the use of chemical weapons in Syria and U.S. foreign policy in the region, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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