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  • 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,...
  • Tom Petty earns writing credit for Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' for similarities to his 1989 hit

    Tom Petty has earned a writing credit on Sam Smith's megahit "Stay With Me" for its similarities to his song "I Won't Back Down." Smith's representative said Monday the publishers of Petty's 1989 hit contacted the publishers of Smith's song, which was...
  • Miranda July on 'The First Bad Man'

    Miranda July on 'The First Bad Man'
    For most writers, publishing a first novel is a professional milestone unlikely to be matched by anything that came before. Not so with the multifaceted Miranda July, whose debut novel, "The First Bad Man," is just one more highlight of a career that...
  • The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook

    The Biblioracle: A Year of Books with Facebook
    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is starting a book club. My question: Who brings the wine? Is there an app for that? Zuckerberg announced the book club on — where else? — Facebook. He intends to read a book every other week for an entire...
  • 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...
  • Broward Libraries plans Black History Month literary events

    Broward Libraries plans Black History Month literary events
    The Broward County Libraries celebrate Black History Month with a packed schedule of films, plays, discussions and performances. Here are some of the book-related events: Liz Coursen will discuss the history behind her book "Shade in the Sunshine...
  • 'Culture Crash' examines the crisis in the creative industry

    'Culture Crash' examines the crisis in the creative industry
    Scott Timberg believes America's creative class is being destroyed by what he calls today's "winner-take-all" economy. Backing his argument with an avalanche of empirical evidence from across the music, publishing, newspaper, movie and architecture...
  • 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...
  • Book publishing shocker: That boy didn't actually come back from heaven!

    The secular world is having a good guffaw over the embarrassment of Tyndale House, a Christian book publisher that announced last week it was withdrawing from print its bestseller "The Boy Who Came Back From Heaven." The reason: The book's co-author...
  • 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...