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Sections Of Anne Frank’s Diary To Be Read To Italian League Fans

Passages from Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl will be read aloud to fans of the professional Italian sports club, Lazio. The Italian football federation announced plans for the pre-match readings in response to antisemitic acts performed by the fans. These blindingly insensitive and racist acts include defacing Stadio Olimpico with antisemitic graffiti and stickers showing images of Frank wearing a rival jersey. Lazio’s president has also announced an annual trip to Auschwitz with young fans who have a history of antisemitic behavior.

Harper Lee’s Letters Are Up For Auction

A lot of 38 handwritten letters by Harper Lee are being auctioned for a minimum bid of $10,000. Lee wrote the letters between 2005-2010 to her friend Felice Itzkoff who died in 2011. The letters include Lee’s thoughts on Barack Obama’s inauguration day, the memorial service for the screenwriter of To Kill a Mockingbird‘s film adaptation, and aging. The auction ends October 26.

Episodes of Fear and Loathing

Hunter S. Thompson’s antics are getting a television series. Davey Holmes, showrunner for the Get Shorty series, is reportedly helming MGM Television’s new series on the gonzo journalist. The show is currently titled Fear and Loathing, but it’s still in early development–too soon to know anything about casting. You know there are some actors out there who can’t wait to pull a Johnny Depp.

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