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  • Jean Craighead George dies at 92; children's author

    Jean Craighead George dies at 92; children's author
    After children's author Jean Craighead George revealed that she wanted to write a book about a girl who talks with wolves, legendary book editor Ursula Nordstrom reportedly asked one question — will it be accurate? — and most certainly knew...
  • Dmitri Nabokov dies at 77; only child of acclaimed novelist Vladimir Nabokov

    Dmitri Nabokov, the only child of acclaimed novelist Vladimir Nabokov who helped protect and translate his father's work while pursuing careers as an opera singer and race car driver, has died. He was 77. The younger Nabokov died Wednesday at a...
  • Simple story had unexpected effects

    Simple story had unexpected effects
    It has been 50 years since Ezra Jack Keats introduced the world to young Peter, the little hand-painted boy who awakens to a fresh snowfall and sets out on a joyful errand. "He picked up a handful of snow — and another, and still another. He packed...
  • Life just turned on you. Your turn.

    Life just turned on you. Your turn.
    Caryn Beth Rosenthal ceremoniously dumped her boyfriend of 10 years on July 5, 2009 — the very same week Maryjane Fahey was dumped by her boyfriend of seven. On the surface, only one of those scenarios seems like a choice. But as both women will...
  • Review: 'American Canopy' by Eric Rutkow should get out more

    -------------------- American Canopy Trees, Forests and the Making of a Nation Eric Rutkow Scribner: 407 pp., $29 -------------------- Every book has its quirks. In the case of the newly published history "American Canopy: Trees, Forests, and the...
  • Kindle books are at 11,000 libraries -- but any you want to read?

     
    Amazon.com Inc. is trumpeting the availability of its Kindle e-books at 11,000 public libraries around the U.S., a step that is sure to make Kindle readers happy. Until they find out how few Kindle books are actually available. At the......
  • Arts behemoths aren't getting fat on donations, study shows

     
    The richest arts organizations saw modest fundraising gains in 2009-10, says a study by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. No Southern California cultural groups made the publication's annual list of the top 400 charities....
  • N.Y. Public Library's e-book lending increased 81% in one year

     
    The NY Public Library system has seen e-book lending increase by 81 percent in the last year....
  • Saving libraries but not librarians [Blowback]

     
    The digital revolution, while improving society, has gutted many professions. And now, the Internet is replacing librarians. Or at least it should be....
  • 'Doodle 4 Google': Art contest kicks off with a Katy Perry bonus

     
    Google 4 Doodle 2012: The annual contest has become increasingly popular over the years; the 2012 theme is "If I could travel in time, I'd visit ..."...
  • New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Thom Browne's Tim Burton moment

     
    The runway show for Thom Browne's fall and winter 2012 women's collection started with a eulogy in front of 10 occupied coffins -- followed by an equally otherworldy collection that was part Tim Burton and part Yohji Yamamoto....