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  • Simin Behbahani, poet and 'Lioness of Iran,' dies at 87

    Simin Behbahani, the poet known as “the Lioness of Iran” for her defiant verses opposing dictatorship and defending the rights of women, has died at age 87, according to media reports. Behbahani, who died Tuesday after a week in a coma,...
  • On the Bookshelf -- August 2014

    On the Bookshelf -- August 2014
    Each month we take a snapshot of recent local-author releases that have come to our attention. Here's this month's list. Fiction "Connected" by Alvin "King Pen" Jones. Fiction/Urban. Jones, a Newport News native who is currently incarcerated, stated...
  • Williamsburg author's tale rich in medieval history

    Williamsburg author's tale rich in medieval history
    In 12th century France, women were generally regarded as useful only in the home – meant to run the household and raise children. It was men's work to handle politics and warfare. There have been exceptions to this unwritten rule throughout history,...
  • Emerging Voices develops writers who have taken nontraditional paths

    Five months pregnant and living off post-traumatic stress disorder disability checks at her home in Echo Park, Cynthia Bond entered PEN Center USA's Emerging Voices Fellowship in 2005 with only a first draft of a novel. When she finished the program,...
  • Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup

    Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jennifer Aniston, Juliette Binoche, Steve Carell, Michael Douglas, Tina Fey, Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Diane Keaton, Melissa Leo, Bill Murray, Bill Nighy, Al Pacino, Vanessa Redgrave, Adam Sandler, John Travolta and...
  • Author's dive into Beatles story still has depths to explore

    By Matthew Lewis CHICAGO, Aug 19 (Reuters) - For British author Mark Lewisohn, telling the story of the world's greatest rock band the way it deserves to be told will take time - a quarter-century, to be exact. The noted Beatles scholar, 56, fell in...
  • 'When the Game Stands Tall': How De La Salle football team's story became a movie

    Now and then, Hollywood magic results from something decidedly non-glamorous like a guy reading a book on a pile of smelly football shoulder pads. It helps, of course, if the guy is David Zelon, a producer and executive vice president at Mandalay...
  • On Dani Shapiro and memoir in the age of social media

    On Dani Shapiro and memoir in the age of social media
    Over at the New Yorker, Dani Shapiro meditates on memoir in the age of social media. “I’m a bit of an accidental memoirist,” she admits, describing her writing life. “I’ve written five novels and three memoirs. I never...
  • Historic German library restores rare Copernicus book after blaze

    BERLIN (Reuters) - A historic library in Germany that was ravaged by fire in 2004 has restored 118,000 books including a 471-year-old copy of astronomer Copernicus' work in which he argued the sun, not the earth, was the centre of the universe. The...
  • Writer Webster held on DUI charge after fatal Virginia accident

    (Reuters) - Award-winning U.S. author Donovan Webster is being held without bail on a drunken driving charge after a man was killed in an accident outside Charlottesville, Virginia, police said on Monday. Webster, 55, of Charlottesville, was arrested...
  • Longtime columnist Fein dies

    Leonard "Leibel" Fein, a syndicated columnist, intellectual and activist whose work appeared in the Jewish Journal for more than two decades, died August 14 in New York. He was 80. Fein, a writer and teacher, left an enduring legacy beyond his columns...