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  • 'Of All the Gin Joints' Book Party Welcomes Hemingways, Kennedys, Dylans

    A well-connected crowd turned out Tuesday night at the Chateau Marmont to celebrate the launch for "Of All the Gin Joints," a lively compendium of Hollywood history, cocktail recipes and tales of famous drinkers. The book's author, screenwriter Mark...
  • Should the National Book Award rethink its longlist?

    Should the National Book Award rethink its longlist?
    I'm not a fan of the National Book Award longlist. Created in 2013 as a way to provoke more buzz around the awards and literature in general, it seems to me, in its second year, to be having the opposite effect. Back in September, when the four...
  • 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...
  • Tuscan wine dinner in Long Beach; Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Russ Parsons

    Tuscan wine dinner in Long Beach; Yotam Ottolenghi talks with Russ Parsons
    Michael’s on Naples Ristorante in Long Beach is hosting a special five-course prix fixe dinner honoring the wines of Tuscan producer Cantine Olivi on Wednesday. Owner Riccardo Olivi will be on hand to present the wines. Michael's chef David...
  • Ebola's deadly past and future

    Ebola's deadly past and future
    Ebola is now part of our daily lives, inescapable in headlines and on TV, in conversations and nightmares. But it has been part of my life for 20 years, coming at me in the pages of a book titled "The Hot Zone" and then in the presence of the author...
  • 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...
  • Jonathan Eig's 'Birth of the Pill' a deft study of revolution

     Jonathan Eig's 'Birth of the Pill' a deft study of revolution
    The most transformative technology to affect the lives of women in the 20th century might seem an odd subject for Jonathan Eig, the bestselling author known for his books about the lives of notables such as Jackie Robinson, Lou Gehrig and Al Capone. But...
  • Shane Burcaw to sign memoir at Promenade Shops

    Shane Burcaw to sign memoir at Promenade Shops
    Blogger Shane Burcaw will be signing his memoir, "Laughing At My Nightmare" at 2 p.m. Saturday at Barnes & Noble in the Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley. It's the first book for the wildly popular blogger, who has 500,000 followers on Tumblr and 6,000...
  • Author from Newport News lands a blog on Huffington Post

    Author from Newport News lands a blog on Huffington Post
     Christopher Phillips, the best-selling author from Newport News, is now a Huffington Post blogger.  Phillips, a Menchville High School graduate whose books include "Socrates Cafe" and "Constitution Cafe," began a new blog at HuffPost earlier this month...
  • Zilpha Keatley Snyder dies at 87; wrote fantastical children's books

     Zilpha Keatley Snyder dies at 87; wrote fantastical children's books
    Zilpha Keatley Snyder, the author of dozens of children's and young-adult novels centered on lonely kids with rich but chilling fantasy lives, has died. She was 87. Snyder, who lived in a Marin County retirement community, died Oct. 7 in San Francisco...
  • 'Wild Things' are at the Pratt Library

    'Wild Things' are at the Pratt Library
    That day, 2-year-old Max Nistico wore his wolf suit and made mischief of one kind and another and his mother called him "wild thing." So Max wasn't even a little bit surprised when he walked into the Enoch Pratt Free Library and found himself right in the...