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  • Montenegro gay rights clash could slow bid to join European Union

    Hundreds of anti-gay demonstrators in the former Yugoslav republic of Montenegro may have set back their country’s bid to join the European Union on Wednesday with their rock-throwing protest against a gay pride march. At the first known pride...
  • Spain derailment: Two official investigations launched

    LONDON – As the death toll rose to 78, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced two separate investigations Thursday into a spectacular train derailment in northwest Spain, one of the worst railway disasters in the country’s history....
  • Sculpture of Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy rises from London lake

    Remember the moment in the 1995 BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" when Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy emerges from the water? Swimmers in London’s Serpentine Lake have a large-scale reminder of the brooding and dashing Darcy --...
  • I wish I could meet ..., the literary edition

    A quick perusal of the popular hashtag #IWishICouldMeet on Twitter led to a couple of conclusions. First, more than anything, people want to meet Justin Bieber, although Jesus is a close second. And a lot of people would like to be able to be another...
  • Amazon announces new comics imprint, just in time for Comic-Con

    Amazon announces new comics imprint, just in time for Comic-Con
    It was only yesterday that I asked my editor when Comic-Con begins, because the comics-related announcements seemed to be ramping up. Sure enough, Tuesday morning Amazon Publishing announced a new comics and graphic novel imprint, Jet City Comics. It...
  • 'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?

    'Orange Is the New Black' book list: What is Piper reading?
    The Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" has many pleasures, but it wasn't immediately apparent that literature would be one of them. Based on Piper Kerman's memoir of the same name, the main character, Piper Chapman, is a middle class woman who...
  • Blame the Nook? Barnes & Noble chief executive resigns

    William Lynch, the chief executive of Barnes & Noble, resigned Monday. The news was announced late in the day Eastern time, effective immediately. Lynch had been CEO since 2010. Should we blame the Nook? Barnes & Noble's efforts to battle the Amazon...
  • Barnes & Noble rewrites its Nook tablet strategy

    Barnes & Noble is getting out of the color tablet business (mostly). It announced Tuesday that it will cease production of its color Nook tablets -- although it plans to allow third parties to produce them, under pending licensing deals. Could this be a...
  • Steven Colbert and Colum McCann talk '50 Shades,' James Joyce

    What do a National Book Award-winning novelist and popular TV host Stephen Colbert talk about when they get together? "Fifty Shades of Grey," of course. And also James Joyce. Colum McCann, who won the National Book Award for his novel "Let the Great...
  • Statue of wet Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy installed in London lake

    Statue of wet Colin Firth as Mr. Darcy installed in London lake
    As if the opportunity to watch “Downton Abbey” three months before everyone in America weren’t enough, here’s yet another reason to move to England:  An enormous statue depicting Colin Firth as a dripping wet Mr. Darcy in the...
  • Walter White's Walt Whitman book from 'Breaking Bad' up for auction

    "Breaking Bad" may be almost over, but its props live on -- at an auction house, where anyone can buy them. So you could own an authentic "Breaking Bad" singed teddy bear, Los Pollos Hermanos bucket, or one of Walter White's books. Note: Those who...