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  • Emmys 2014: 'Breaking Bad,' 'True Detective' among drama series nominees

    Emmys 2014: 'Breaking Bad,' 'True Detective' among drama series nominees
    The Emmys are sticking with the familiar in the drama series category. On Thursday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences nominated just one newcomer, "True Detective," for drama series, along with returning favorites "Breaking Bad," "Mad Men,"...
  • Happy birthday Marcel Proust!

    Happy birthday Marcel Proust!
    Marcel Proust was born on this day in 1871. Happy 143rd birthday, Marcel Proust! These days Proust is known as a genius, the author of the brilliant, mammoth novel, known as both "Remembrance of Things Past" and "In Search of Lost Time." But how was...
  • Review: 'The Galapagos Affair' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Galapagos Affair' ★★&#9733 1/2
    Start with a sex-mad baroness and her frisky menage a trois. Add in a stern German philosopher who fancied himself the next Friedriche Nietzsche, his mistress and a married couple who wanted a wholesome Swiss Family Robinson experience for their son....
  • George R.R. Martin is not dying, and 'Game of Thrones' leads Emmys

    George R.R. Martin is not dying, and 'Game of Thrones' leads Emmys
    “Game of Thrones,” HBO’s adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s epic fantasy novels, earned a leading 19 Emmy nominations on Thursday in North Hollywood. Meanwhile, over on the other side of the Atlantic, the 65-year-old Martin was...
  • Review: 'Friendship' by Emily Gould

    Review: 'Friendship' by Emily Gould
    Chick lit, as a genre, was declared dead in a flurry of magazine headlines back in 2012 and 2013. Critics at The Atlantic, Salon, The Economist and other publications pointed out that while the precise definition of chick lit remained unclear, what was...
  • Frank M. Robinson, Chicago-born author and Harvey Milk speechwriter

    Frank M. Robinson, Chicago-born author and Harvey Milk speechwriter
    Frank M. Robinson, a Chicago-born author of thrillers and science fiction who also helped slain San Francisco supervisor Harvey Milk craft some of his most powerful speeches, has died. He was 87. Robinson's June 30 death while under hospice care at...
  • Author Jonathan Lethem on utopias, novels, politics, social media

    Novels that feature a talking and gun-toting kangaroo. Or a post-apocalyptic future. Or a world of hermaphroditic aliens known as Archbuilders. Or a magic ring that enables flight and invisibility. Since debuting with the novel "Gun, with Occasional...
  • 'Queen of the Tearling' presents interesting characters, jarring anachronisms

    "The Queen of the Tearling" by Erika Johansen; Harper Collins (448 pages, $26.99) You could write "The Queen of the Tearling" off as yet another young-adult female fantasy novel, but that would be doing it an injustice. It's actually quite intriguing...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78 rpm Records" by Amanda Petrusich; Scribner (260 pages, $25) Tracing the rise of the record collectors' market,...
  • BBC, Carnival Producing Viking Drama 'The Last Kingdom'

    The BBC and "Downton Abbey" producer Carnival Films have teamed up to produce a new historical drama series, "The Last Kingdom," BBC America announced Wednesday. The eight-episode, hourlong series will be adapted from Bernard Cornwell's best-selling...
  • Whitey Bulger: An American crime drama

    Whitey Bulger: An American crime drama
    It is a story that has all the makings of an epic crime saga, so good it could be made into a movie. And it has been. And will be again. And so the story of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger continues, with new chapters to be written even after the...