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  • Biopic highlights journalist's battle against Nazism

    "The Last Sentence" provides audiences with a valuable history lesson regarding crusading journalist Torgny Segerstedt's one-man battle against Hitler and the Nazis. The film, released in the United States through Music Box Films and directed by Oscar-...
  • Amazon launches attack on Hachette over e-book pricing

    Amazon launches attack on Hachette over e-book pricing
    Amazon launched a campaign Friday night to counter the 900-plus authors who have signed an open letter supporting publisher Hachette. In a dispute over terms about the wholesale and retail price of e-books, Amazon has blocked pre-orders of Hachette...
  • More than 900 authors sign angry, open letter to Amazon

    More than 900 authors have signed an open letter to Amazon, charging the online retailer with engaging in “selective retaliation” against writers in its dispute with the Hachette publishing group. The writer Douglas Preston began circulating...
  • What Amazon's e-book numbers are and aren't telling you

    How much should an e-book cost? Publishers set the retail price for a current e-book, like James Patterson's "Invisible," at $14.99. That's a lot less than a hardcover copy of the book ($25.50), but it's still more than Amazon thinks a reader should be...
  • Medium.com an open book for writers, readers and armchair travelers

    Before reading and writing become a lost art, here they are, romancing digital devices. The question is: Do you want to be a writer or a reader? Name: Medium.com What it does: A blog publishing platform founded by Ev Williams and Biz Stone (also...
  • 'Alliance' dissects changing relationship between workers and managers

    If the hype is to be believed, you can see the future in Silicon Valley. In that part of California, youthful geniuses start companies that change everything about how we live and do business. And, if authors Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh are...
  • DKJA teacher wins national contest

    Last school year, third-grade teacher Lindsey Gaines of Donna Klein Jewish Academy (DKJA) in Boca Raton was inspired to lead by example, and she strived to encourage her young, innovative students. Not only did Gaines challenge her students to use...
  • Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books

    Beyond 'Orange is the New Black': 8 eye-opening prison books
    Like a lot of people, I got sucked in by the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black": the totally backstabby soap operatic twists, Lea DeLaria's comedic awesomeness as Big Boo, the luminosity of Samira Wiley as Poussey (memo to execs: please cast her...
  • Dorothy Salisbury Davis dies at 98; brought strong women to mysteries

    Dorothy Salisbury Davis, who gained distinction as a "grand master" of mystery writing with tautly spun novels and short stories that portrayed women as strong, complex characters instead of the more usual helpless damsels and femmes fatale, died Aug. 3...
  • Thriller author Fesperman explores capacity of drone warfare, spying

    Thriller author Fesperman explores capacity of drone warfare, spying
    It was the eeriness of the situation that struck Baltimore writer Dan Fesperman. Drone pilots for the Air Force would spend weeks watching what amounted to a real-life silent movie of a small town thousands of miles away — all the while plotting the...
  • Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'

    Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'
    He stands in black boots and black coat, phone at his ear, as if conspiring with a distant demon. He beckons in a rooftop cafe and hangs up. The Hollywood Hills, which he has known since childhood, rise tidy and neat; houses shine, pools glimmer. But to...