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  • Chicago bullies food truck owners

    Chicago bullies food truck owners
    When Laura Pekarik filed a lawsuit challenging Chicago's strict food truck rules, she expected the battle to play out in court. What she didn't expect was for the city to bring her family into it. Pekarik owns Cupcakes for Courage, a mobile cupcake shop...
  • Miami Book Fair: Former Marine Phil Klay talks 'Redeployment'

    Miami Book Fair: Former Marine Phil Klay talks 'Redeployment'
    At the beginning of Phil Klay's short story "Unless It's a Sucking Chest Wound," an Iraq War veteran is wakened by a phone call from a Marine captain who's about to go on leave after a tour in Afghanistan. "Prepare yourself," the captain tells the...
  • The founder of the environmental movement had Baltimore roots

    The founder of the environmental movement had Baltimore roots
    Rachel Carson's three lyrical books on the sea made her an acclaimed author, but 1962's "Silent Spring" — the title conjuring a world without birdsong — made her a heroine. Her clear passages describing DDT and chemical contaminants'...
  • Spotify streaming revenue overtakes iTunes by 13% in Europe

    Spotify streaming revenue overtakes iTunes by 13% in Europe
    Streaming music continues to surge ahead and shake up the music industry. Kobalt, a music publishing and music services company that represents thousands of songwriters and artists, said its writers' European earnings from Spotify's streaming service...
  • Literary events in Hampton Roads

    Literary events in Hampton Roads
    Here are a few highlights of literary events taking place in Hampton Roads this week. Go to our online calendar for a more complete listing. (Click on "Categories & Search" and select "Literary.") Thursday, the monthly poetry reading at the Peninsula...
  • Paul Simon biography due from author-critic Robert Hilburn

    Paul Simon biography due from author-critic Robert Hilburn
    Paul Simon’s life and music will be the subject of a new book from former Los Angeles Times pop music critic Robert Hilburn, author of the acclaimed 2013 biography “Johnny Cash: A Life.” “When one of the greatest songwriters...
  • Kerouac House gets the month of October

    Kerouac House gets the month of October
    When the community recently gathered in front of the house at 1418 Clouser Ave., it was intended to mark the success of a significant effort at historic preservation. The community was celebrating the fact that the Jack Kerouac Writer-In-Residence...
  • From fascinating historical details of London to the nitty-gritty of Disney World, travel books have it

    From fascinating historical details of London to the nitty-gritty of Disney World, travel books have it
    "National Geographic London Book of Lists: The City's Best, Worst, Oldest, Greatest, & Quirkiest" National Geographic, $19.95 London is endlessly fascinating, a city so iconic that even if people have never been there, they recognize its landmarks....
  • Grandmother checks writing children's book off bucket list

    After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005, Boynton Beach resident Pam Norris, 59, put together a bucket list and set out to fulfill her delayed desires. Along with desires to go ziplining, take a cruise to Alaska and visit Australia, since she...
  • Amazon, Publishers Weekly name their 'best books' of 2014

    With Halloween and Election Day in the rearview mirror, it's time for at least two things that seem to arrive earlier every year: Christmas music and year-end best-books lists. Two major players in the book world have already posted their lists: online...
  • Maurice Sendak's rare book collection is subject of new lawsuit

    Maurice Sendak was the author of the beloved children's books "Where the Wild Things Are," "In the Night Kitchen," "Chicken Soup with Rice" and many more. The author and illustrator, who could be delightfully gruff (see his not-safe-for-work interview...