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Merriam-Webster Announces “Feminism” is the Word of the Year: Critical Linking, December 14

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Dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster has named “feminism” its word of the year for 2017, citing the Women’s Marches in January and the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations against celebrities as reasons for their choice.

Feminism, which the dictionary defines as both “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes” and “organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests,” saw a 70% increase in searches on the Merriam-Webster website.

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Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence is attached to star in and produce 19th century true-crime drama Burial Rites, which is being directed Luca Guadagnino, who is a front-runner in the Oscar race with his romance-drama Call Me by Your Name. Allison Shearmur and Justine Ciarrocchi also are producing, while TriStar Pictures has the worldwide rights to the film that is based on Hannah Kent’s debut novel.

Interesting casting news!

Amazon’s fancy Year in Books Chart is here--click through to see the most-read fiction of 2017.

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