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  • Lucille B. Smith blazed trails as black culinary entrepreneur

    Lucille B. Smith blazed trails as black culinary entrepreneur
    Lucille Bishop Smith was a chef, educator, entrepreneur and food corporation president who has been called the first African-American businesswoman in Texas. She is credited with inventing the first commercially marketed hot roll mix and establishing...
  • In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view

    In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view
    In her 1999 book "The Whole Woman," a follow-up to "The Female Eunuch," Germaine Greer declared, "It's time to get angry again." She was addressing feminism, about which she has long been rigorous and even unorthodox, but the phrase is emblematic of her...
  • Is literature dead? Or, how to read books in the digital age

    Is literature dead? Or, how to read books in the digital age
    Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book-reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books they have no intention of reading? And, how can one ever find the time to read a book at all?  The...
  • Films Boutique Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' with 'Monument to Michael Jackson'

    Berlin-based sales company Films Boutique has kick-started international sales on comedy "Monument to Michael Jackson," which world premiered Tuesday at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. Sale demonstrates the fest's ability to be a launch-pad for auteur...
  • Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies

    Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies
    Bespectacled and frequently hunched over a portable typewriter with pipe in his mouth during downtime on the road, Jim Brosnan, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox during a nine-year Major League Baseball career, was known by his...
  • 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...
  • Northampton Library's book discussion group to read "The Memory Palace" for July 23 meeting

    Northampton Area Public Library's Book Discussion Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 23 to discuss "The Memory Palace" by Mira Bartok. The novel follows the relationship between the author and her mentally ill mother and explores the connection...
  • British author Ahlberg says rejects award due to Amazon link

    LONDON (Reuters) - British children's author Allan Ahlberg has rejected a lifetime achievement award after finding out it was sponsored by Internet bookseller Amazon, which he said does not pay its fair share of tax in Britain. Ahlberg, best-known for...
  • R.J. Julia Hosting Talk By Abby Miller Of 'Dance Moms'

    R.J. Julia Hosting Talk By Abby Miller Of 'Dance Moms'
    Authors of an inspirational book on dance, serious and funny novels and the shortage of local seafood will speak at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Road, Madison. On Monday, July 14, at 7 p.m., Abby Miller, the author of "Everything I Learned...
  • Guidelines for Freelance Writers

      Dear Travel Writer: Welcome to the cornerstone of what we do. What follows is the most important information contained in these several pages. The Los Angeles Times values honesty, fairness and truth. We understand the difficulties of the...
  • Review: 'Another Great Day at Sea' by Geoff Dyer

    Review: 'Another Great Day at Sea' by Geoff Dyer
    I wish I could force every wannabe Internet essayist and second-rate scraped-raw memoirist to read the first page of "Another Great Day at Sea," on which Geoff Dyer demonstrates, as casually as Ray Allen sinking a three, how a metaphor is made. Describing...