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  • Photographer-author dives into the beauty and the tragedy of the world's oceans

    Photographer-author dives into the beauty and the tragedy of the world's oceans
    "The Last Fisherman: Witness to the Endangered Oceans" Abbeville Press, $49.95 Jeffrey L. Rotman is an author, but he is better known for his efforts as an underwater photographer. His work has appeared in National Geographic and on the Discovery...
  • Joan Didion's 'Blue Nights' to be performed by Vanessa Redgrave

    Seven years ago, Vanessa Redgrave teamed up with Joan Didion on a Broadway adaptation of the latter’s 2005 National Book Award-winning memoir “The Year of Magical Thinking.” Now, word comes of a new collaboration: a one-night-only...
  • North Hollywood Lit Crawl returns Wednesday

    North Hollywood Lit Crawl returns Wednesday
    The North Hollywood-based Lit Crawl returns Wednesday with a packed one-evening schedule. More than 100 L.A.-based novelists, poets, memoirists and other writers will partcipate in dozens of events starting at 7 p.m., capped by a closing party at the...
  • Book program encourages reading

    Book program encourages reading
    When a costumed mouse riding a motorcycle pulled up at Kimball Hill School in Rolling Meadows, the secret was up on this year's "One School, One Book" program. Beverly Cleary's "The Mouse and the Motorcycle " is being read by all students in...
  • Novelist under fire after admitting to 'stalking' critic

    Novelist under fire after admitting to 'stalking' critic
    A novelist set off a firestorm over the weekend after admitting in an article to "stalking" a blogger who gave her book a negative review on the website Goodreads. Kathleen Hale, author of the young adult novel "No One Else Can Have You," described...
  • Hampton Roads Book Events

    Hampton Roads Book Events
    Book signings, library sales and workshops are on the schedule for this week in Hampton Roads. Author/historian Veronica Alease Davis celebrates the release of "Hampton University" at several upcoming wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvre receptions. The first...
  • Brad Pitt's 'Fury' all the rage at U.S., Canada box office

    Brad Pitt's 'Fury' all the rage at U.S., Canada box office
    LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Brad Pitt's gritty World War Two drama "Fury" conquered all box office foes over the weekend, ringing up $23.5 million in ticket sales at theaters in the United States and Canada. "Fury" kicked two-time box office...
  • Emerson Spartz talks (quickly) about creating a life without distractions

     Emerson Spartz talks (quickly) about creating a life without distractions
    Emerson Spartz has read so many books — a book a day for much of his early adulthood — that authors have run out of new ideas for him. Spartz dropped out of middle school at age 12 and developed his own course work, supplemented by his...
  • Shavit, 'Timekeepers' highlight JCC schedule

    Shavit, 'Timekeepers' highlight JCC schedule
    A lecture by famed Israeli journalist and author Ari Shavit on Dec. 3 — and performances from Dec. 3-21 of "The Timekeepers," the award-winning drama by Dan Clancy — highlight the 2014-15 Sylvia & Jerry Wolens Calendar of Cultural Arts...
  • Q&A with author Stephen Hunter

    Q&A with author Stephen Hunter
    Stephen Hunter's 18th novel teams his favorite character, Bob Lee Swagger, with a newspaper reporter. They are chasing the mystery of a remarkable World War II Russian sniper — a woman — who appears to have been erased from history. In...
  • Do you trust your government on Ebola?

    Do you trust your government on Ebola?
    As I write this column, two health care workers in Dallas have come down with Ebola after treating Thomas Eric Duncan, who traveled from West Africa and died from the disease. By the time you read it, there may be more cases. Still, there's no need...