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Mariano Rivera's last game at Yankee Stadium
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Yankee Fans Will Love ‘The Closer’

If you're a  New York Yankees fan, you know who "The Closer" is. But, did you know it's the name of a new book written by the all-time greatest Yankee closer, Mariano Rivera? With Derek Jeter finishing his last season this year, and Rivera retiring last year, this might be a great summer book to take on vacation.

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Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images
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Keith James On Kid’s Bedtime And The Aptly Titled Book, ‘Go The (Eff) To Sleep’

As we approach Father's Day this weekend, you'd be hard-pressed to find a dad on the planet who hasn't at one point or another been ready to give his left leg if his kid(s) would Just. Go. To SLEEP!!

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Talking ‘Utica Beer’ At Oneida Public Library Wednesday Night

If you've listened to our "Beer Break At Work" weekdays at 3:20 p.m. on 96.1 ODZ, you know that I like to talk about beer. If you like to hear more about Utica's brewing history, head to the Oneida Public Library, 220 Broad Street, Oneida on Wednesday night!

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The Stand
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‘The Stand’ Big Screen Adaptation Now on its Fourth Director

In a cinematic landscape where franchises and known properties are a studio's biggest priority, some projects cannot be killed no matter how hard it is to get them made. Witness Warner Brothers' big screen adaptation of 'The Stand,' which now has a fourth director in talks to helm the production.

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Neil Gaiman American Gods TV Series FremantleMedia
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Neil Gaiman’s ‘American Gods’ Coming to TV…Again!

Stop us if you've heard this one before, but after a long period in development, it seems 'Sandman' creator Neil Gaiman's fantasy drama series 'American Gods' will be getting the TV treatment in the near future, courtesy of FremantleMedia. HBO had previously been in the running to adapt the revered fantasy novel, but will 'American Gods' finally come to reality after all?

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author writing a book
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Free Talk On Getting Your Book Published Tonight In Clinton

Over the years, I've written commericals, news stories and magazine articles, but I always wanted to write a book. The big question is, how do you get a book published? Tonight, you can find out how in Clinton.

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The Band
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Classic Photos of the Band Collected in New Book

One of the more distinctive rock bands of the '60s and '70s, the Band boasted a visual aesthetic every bit as striking as their music -- and now, a series of pictures taken by band photographer Elliott Landy for their first two albums is being collected into a book.

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Ender's Game IMAX Poster
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New ‘Ender’s Game’ Poster and Photos Are Ready to Destroy Some Planets

Despite the controversy surrounding 'Ender's Game' author Orson Scott Card and his views on homosexuality (which everyone seems to have forgotten about), we can still expect the film adaptation to hit this coming November 1. In preparation, Lionsgate has debuted the new IMAX poster and a slew of new images, making this young-adult adaptation look like a blast.

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Dinosaur Erotica Will Either Turn You On Or Haunt Your Dreams (Or Both)

There’s really no clever way to bring this up, so let’s just say it: dinosaur erotica is a thing.

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Books With a Letter Missing Are Better Than the Originals

Remember that time that #BooksWithALetterMissing was trending on Twitter, and it was hilarious? No, because your life consists of more than clicking around the internet all day searching for meaning in your life that you're never going to find? Well, let us tell you -- it was indeed hilarious.

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Amazon Pilot Bosch Michael Connelly
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Amazon Orders First Drama Pilot ‘Bosch’ from Michael Connelly Cop Novels

Amazon proved rather conservative in its initial selection of fan-rated pilots to take to series, choosing only 5 of 17 available offerings to move forward, all either comedies or children's shows. Now, the streaming service has decided to move forward with a pilot production of its first original drama 'Bosch,' based on the Michael Connelly homicide detective novels.

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The Book Of Craft Beerds Features Over 250 Pages Of Beer Labels All Featuring Facial Hair

Maybe you're a fan of facial hair, and you're a big fan of beer. For the first time ever, you can combine both of these passions together in one book. Introducing "The Book Of Craft Beerds". This book has over 250 pages of beer labels that all feature facial hair. Bottoms up, let's take a beer break!

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