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  • Book-jacket artist investigates act, art of reading in 'What We See When We Read'

    "What We See When We Read" by Peter Mendelsund; Vintage Original (448 pages, $16.95) Peter Mendelsund's "What We See When We Read" may be the liveliest, most entertaining and best illustrated work of phenomenology you'll pick up this year. An...
  • 'Equalizer' goes from TV to movie to book

    It's been almost 30 years since Michael Sloan co-created the TV series "The Equalizer." Despite the passing decades, the longtime TV writer and producer had no trouble writing the first novel based on the exploits of Robert McCall, "The Equalizer"...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "The Invisible Bridge" by Rick Perlstein; Simon & Schuster (860 pages, $37.50) In this brick of a book, Chicagoan Perlstein has done a jampacked job of chronicling a riveting, portentous...
  • US public support for Israel weakens

    With its war on Gaza, Israel has lost support among many people in the United States. A Gallup poll from late July found that 42 percent of Americans thought "Israel's actions against Hamas" were justified, while a close 39 percent felt they were...
  • Racism, the misuse of genetics and a huge scientific protest

    "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...
  • 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...
  • On the Town: Booster Club, Tony's go after causes

     On the Town: Booster Club, Tony's go after causes
    With two different, and yet equally important goals, the Roosevelt Elementary School Booster Club and Tony Yanow, the proprietor of Burbank's Tony's Darts Away, staged respective fundraisers this past week. Gathering at the Canyon Grille at DeBell...
  • On his birthday: Samuel Fuller, novelist?

    When we think of Samuel Fuller — who was born 102 years ago today, in Worcester, Mass. — it’s as a filmmaker. “Pickup on South Street,” “Park Row,” “Shock Corridor,” “The Big Red One”:...
  • Is Amazon the bully or the hero?

    The Seattle Times recently invited children's book author Nina Laden and writer Frank Schaeffer to debate on the fractious contract negotiations between online retailer Amazon.com and book publisher Hachette. Laden argues Amazon is a marketing behemoth...
  • Kid critics weigh in on favorite summer reads

    Kid critics weigh in on favorite summer reads
    Summer is a quintessential time for reading. For kids, it entertains and inspires, nurtures imagination and creativity, and helps bridge the gap between school years. It's probably a safe bet that Printers Row Journal readers well remember childhood...
  • A growing divide over official-English laws

    WASHINGTON A growing language divide has opened up across the country, as a sharp increase in the number of Americans who speak English as a second language or don't speak it at all is driving cities and states to respond, often in radically different...