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  • Twitter best-seller author, NYT columnist Nick Bilton, working on book about Silk Road

    The author of a best-seller about Twitter is working on an investigative book about the black market website Silk Road. New York Times columnist Nick Bilton has a deal with Portfolio for a "detailed narrative," the publisher announced Monday. The book is...
  • Fact imitates fiction in saga of the 'Yankee Comandante'

    "The Yankee Comandante: The Untold Story of Courage, Passion, and One American's Fight to Liberate Cuba" by Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss (Lyons, $26.95) The saga of William Morgan, the Yankee comandante of the Cuban Revolution, is a case of fact...
  • Ilga Vitolins, University of Chicago library cataloger, dies at 77

     Ilga Vitolins, University of Chicago library cataloger, dies at 77
    llga Vitolins had a single mission while working in the cataloging department at the University of Chicago Library for more than four decades: making sure that scholars from around the world found what they were looking for among the library's 11.9...
  • Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained

    Sundance 2015: In 'End of the Tour,' David Foster Wallace, explained
    Making a movie about the late novelist and essayist David Foster Wallace‎ would seem challenging on several counts. First there's the issue of turning a writer's craft into the stuff of fresh cinema. Then there's the issue of taking this particular...
  • Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

    Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne added to credits of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'
    In a surprise backstage maneuver involving British crooner Sam Smith's Grammy-nominated breakout hit, "Stay with Me," both Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne's names have been added to the song's writing credits. Despite never having officially collaborated, Smith,...
  • Salman Rushdie says he'll 'get medieval' on Times Literary Supplement

    Salman Rushdie says he'll 'get medieval' on Times Literary Supplement
    After the Times Literary Supplement criticized Salman Rushdie's choice of words, the Booker Prize winner author strikes back. It all began when Rushdie responded to the attacks on French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo by Muslim extremists. Rushdie was...
  • Character Mortdecai has much in common with creator Kyril Bonfiglioli

    The indelible Charlie Mortdecai, literary offspring of the English novelist Kyril Bonfiglioli, was featured in three marvelously funny novels before his creator died, of cirrhosis, at the age of 56. This past weekend he made the voyage from page to...
  • John M. Crisp: Good diplomacy, rather than threats and bluster

    Consider Saudi Arabia and Iran for a moment: Commuters riding to work on the Tehran metro recently were surprised when they glanced up from their newspapers and spotted the president of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, riding along with them. Which raises a...
  • Hurston's life fascinates as much as her fiction

    Just after sundown on a January evening 55 years ago — Jan. 29, 1960, to be exact — Zora Neale Hurston died at the segregated St. Lucie County nursing home where she had been transferred in late October after suffering the first of two...
  • ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ adds Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp, Tye Sheridan

     
    “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner is leading a trio of new actors joining Bryan Singer's upcoming “X-Men: Apocalypse.” Turner […]...
  • 'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18

     'Doc' Hurley Book Launch At hartford Library Moved To Feb. 18
    Walter "Doc" Hurley, who died in 2014 at age 91, was indeed a legend in Hartford. A star athlete at Weaver High School, he became a Marine and attended Virginia State University and went on to become an educator, administrator and sports coach in...