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  • 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...
  • Clermont Art Festival seeking artists and musical entertainers

    The Clermont Downtown Partnership is accepting applicants for its eighth annual Downtown Clermont Art Festival on Nov. 1 and 2. Prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded in five categories. Best in Show will receive $750. Juried works will include five...
  • 1,000 European authors sign open letter to Amazon over e-books

    Like 900 of their American counterparts, 1,000 authors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have signed an open letter to Amazon arguing for fair treatment of all publishers' e-books. The European authors are concerned over actions Amazon has taken against...
  • Ed Klein's 'Blood Feud' pits the Obamas against the Clintons

    "THE PURPOSE of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live." -- Ayn Rand TWO PEOPLE I love a lot, the philanthropists Jeanne and Herb Siegel, tossed a grand party of literary bookish types at the Four Seasons the...
  • Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness

    Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness
    I went to Mexico and read a book by a Canadian author that made me think about work in America. My vacations tend to be kind of weird that way. With a week off, I felt the need to unplug from the screens that dominate our working lives, so I settled...
  • Behind the jargon at the IMF

    Given the chance to be a fly on the wall at any institution, few would choose the International Monetary Fund. As part of a series from the Writers in Residence nonprofit organization, novelist Geoff Dyer spent a fortnight on a U.S. aircraft carrier,...
  • Best-sellers

    Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores: Fiction 1."The Heist: A Novel," by Daniel Silva (Harper: $27.99) Art restorer-spy Gabriel Allon's hunt for a missing Caravaggio painting takes him across...
  • German emigres' effect on U.S. cinema saluted

     German emigres' effect on U.S. cinema saluted
    The United States was a relatively provincial country in the 1930s, and the films coming out of Hollywood reflected this lack of sophistication, even though it was the glamorous center of the movie production world. But the intellectual atmosphere began...
  • 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...
  • Richard House's 'The Kills' challenges what a thriller can be

    Richard House's 'The Kills' challenges what a thriller can be
    Released last year in England and longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, Richard House's "The Kills" is a sprawling, 1,000-page epic that forgoes the formulaic machinations of the lowbrow thriller and aspires to high art. "The Kills" is divided into...
  • 'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise

    'The Invisible Soldiers' warns of private security forces' rise
    Near the end of "The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security," author Ann Hagedorn recommends that President Dwight D. Eisenhower's famous warning in 1961 about the rise of the "military-industrial complex" should be updated. In the 21st...