RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Biography (genre)

A collection of news and information related to Biography (genre) published by this site and its partners.

Top Biography (genre) Articles

Displaying items 56-66
  • 'Will Eisner' by Michael Schumacher

    'Will Eisner' by Michael Schumacher
    Although he neither coined the term "graphic novel" nor invented the form, Will Eisner ranks among America's most celebrated and influential sequential artists. The creator of "The Spirit" (a comic book hero who solved crimes without recourse to...
  • Book review: 'The New Biographical Dictionary of Film' by David Thomson

    Book review: 'The New Biographical Dictionary of Film' by David Thomson
    Film both mimics our dreams and provokes our fantasies. The idea that an individual's relationship with it might be a narcotic, a heady mood or attitude, an atmosphere that changes speed and temperature but can never be escaped is central to David...
  • Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings

    Astral Weeks: A sci-fi master's beginnings
    "I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better." The former magazine published science fiction,...
  • Book review: 'Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia' by Michael Korda

    Book review: 'Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia' by Michael Korda
    There's more than salesmanship at play in Michael Korda's selection of his engrossing new book's title, "Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia." Korda, now 77, is one of the most successful editors of his generation and a bit of a legend...
  • A literary look back

    A literary look back
    Rick Kogan, Tribune reporter "The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood" By Jane Leavy Harper, $27.99 Leavy's "The Last Boy" is as masterfully researched and beautifully written as any biography this year. Sox fans like me may...
  • Governor's New Website Labels Jerry Brown's Wife as 'Chief of Staff'

    Governor's New Website Labels Jerry Brown's Wife as 'Chief of Staff'
    The Jerry Brown administration is a work in progress. Only two people have been formally named to Brown's Cabinet, and he has yet to hire a communications director or press secretary. Even the governor's new website seems to be in transition. Or maybe...
  • "Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show: Book One" by Gordon McAlpin

    "Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show: Book One" by Gordon McAlpin
    "Multiplex: Enjoy Your Show: Book One" By Gordon McAlpin Chase Sequence Co., 224 pages, $19.95 There are certain places that beg the question: What exactly goes on here? I am talking about those places where one can't help but wonder what the break room...
  • Book review: 'Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World' by John Szwed

    Book review: 'Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World' by John Szwed
    Alan Lomax The Man Who Recorded the World John Szwed Viking: 438 pp., $29.95 Alan Lomax was a titanic figure whose ambitions were even greater than his formidable energies. Beginning his career as a folklorist in the 1930s with field recordings of...
  • Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author

    Kay Mills dies at 69; journalist and award-winning author
    Kay Mills, a widely respected journalist and award-winning author whose books reflected her deep interest in women's issues and the civil rights movement, died Thursday at Saint John's Health Center in Santa Monica. She was 69. The cause was a heart...
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading for kids

    Martin Luther King Jr. Day reading for kids
    "The Story of Martin Luther King Jr." (2002) By Johnny Ray Moore, illustrated by Amy Wummer Ideals, 21 pages, $6.95 Ages: 1-4 The life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr. in easy-to-understand language for small children. "Martin's Big Words: The...
  • Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition

    Dale Fetherling dies at 69; journalist helped create The Times' San Diego County edition
    Dale Fetherling, an author and editor who helped create The Times' San Diego County edition in 1978 and guided it through its closure in 1992 during an economic downturn, died Tuesday at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Diego of complications following...