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  • Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"

    Comics Journalist writes about "The Economics of Digital Comics"
    With so many Kickstarter projects looking for funding, you'd think there would be more devoted to the business of comic books. Apparently there aren't all that many, which is why Todd Allen's "Economics of Digital Comics" has gotten so much attention....
  • Salman Rushdie to be awarded PEN/Pinter Prize

    Salman Rushdie to be awarded PEN/Pinter Prize
    The PEN/Pinter Prize, awarded annually to a writer who shows a "fierce intellectual determination ... to define the real truth of our lives and our societies," will go to Salman Rushdie, the organization announced Friday. Rushdie will be presented with...
  • Expressing joy over the misfortunes of others risks looking hypocritical

    Readers regularly share stories of school classmates or work colleagues that depict the people in question as insufferable, annoying, arrogant, know-it-all, self-serving, cloying, petulant and more. An underlying theme when flaying these people, with...
  • 'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past

    'Liberty's Torch' reveals a statue with a storied past
    Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is an all-but-forgotten figure in American history. He was, however, responsible for one of the most enduring symbols of the United States: the Statue of Liberty. A Frenchman from Alsace, he conceived, designed, sold and...
  • 'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.

    'Nature's God' explores 'heretical origins' of religion in U.S.
    Matthew Stewart wants to make one thing perfectly clear: The United States was not founded as a Christian nation. The principles that inspired the American Revolution, he argues in "Nature's God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic," belong...
  • 'West of the Revolution' charts the 1776 American frontier

    'West of the Revolution' charts the 1776 American frontier
    As America's founders gathered in Philadelphia in 1776, two Franciscans named Francisco Atanasio Dominguez and Francisco Silvestre Velez de Escalante began a journey west from Santa Fe, N.M., hoping to find a way to the Pacific Coast. Negotiating with...
  • Hemingway's favorite burger is a moveable feast

    Hemingway's favorite burger is a moveable feast
    He was a soldier, a boxer, a hunter, a fisherman, a drinker, a father and the writer of words and stories that aimed to be, above all else, true and honest and pure. He also knew how to make one hell of a hamburger. Ernest Hemingway would have...
  • Carnegie Medals go to Doris Kearns Goodwin and Donna Tartt

    Carnegie Medals go to Doris Kearns Goodwin and Donna Tartt
    The American Library Assn.'s Carnegie Medals were presented in Las Vegas on Sunday. Donna Tartt took the fiction prize for her novel "The Goldfinch," and Doris Kearns Goodwin was awarded the nonficiton prize for "The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt,...
  • Storytelling Connects Students Across Borders and Tragedies

    NEW HAVEN - There were still six months of school left, but Newtown High School English teacher Lee Keylock was at a loss. After the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Keylock did not know how to proceed with his students....
  • For the record

    Military deaths: The Military Deaths column in the June 29 California section listed an incorrect military branch for the four service members killed in Afghanistan. Thomas Z. Spitzer, David H. Stewart, Brandon J. Garabrant and Adam E. Wolff served in the...
  • 'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far

    'Twee' author Marc Spitz on his nod to a subculture gone too far
    The subtitle of "Twee" (It Books: 354 pp, $16.99 paper), Marc Spitz's new cultural history, says it all: "The Gentle Revolution in Music, Books, Television, Fashion, and Film." How we so "gently" arrived here, however, needs an explanation. In Spitz's...