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  • Spain derailment: Two official investigations launched

    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....
  • How about a Harriet Beecher Stowe $10 bill

    How about a Harriet Beecher Stowe $10 bill
    Responding to complaints that famous women were underrepresented on British currency, the Bank of England this week announced that novelist Jane Austen will replace naturalist Charles Darwin on the 10-pound note beginning in 2017. Inevitably, the move has...
  • Karen Joy Fowler monkeys around with the family

    The '70s were a tough time to be a chimpanzee in America. Sure, some costarred with Clint Eastwood in movies and on TV in the inexplicable "BJ and the Bear," but the relationship between humans and primates was not a kind one in the scientific world, as...
  • The Biblioracle: A yearly check-in

    The Biblioracle: A yearly check-in
    I've been dreading this one. My Printers Row Journal overlords — I mean editors — have been asking me to follow up on my recommendations. I did a similar column just over a year ago, and the reviews were mostly positive, but one just never...
  • Review: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler

    Review: 'We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler
    The '70s were a tough time to be a chimpanzee in America. Sure, some co-starred with Clint Eastwood in movies and on TV in the inexplicable "B.J. and the Bear," but the relationship between humans and other primates was not a kind one in the scientific...
  • Will Jane Austen replace Charles Darwin on British money?

    Will Jane Austen replace Charles Darwin on British money?
    Here's evolution for you: Jane Austen may be set to replace Charles Darwin on the British £10 note. That's according to the retiring governor of the Bank of England, Sir Mervyn King, who has said that the author of "Pride and Prejudice" is "quietly...
  • Barnes & Noble rewrites its Nook tablet strategy

    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...
  • Sexual predator cries censorship over Jaycee Dugard memoir

    Eight years ago, a New York journalist named Peter Braunstein, then 41, forced his way into the apartment of a 34-year-old Manhattan woman by pretending to be a firefighter. He proceeded to drug the woman, a former colleague, and sexually assault her...
  • Turkish publisher joins Istanbul protests -- and is attacked

    Turkish publisher joins Istanbul protests -- and is attacked
    The head of Turkey’s biggest publishing house is a 32-year-old, Istanbul-raised, Boston-educated sociologist with a smart nose for business and the good sense to steer clear of politics — until now. Can Oz runs the publishing house Can...
  • Susan Choi is flirting with disaster--and love--in her new novel

    Susan Choi's fourth novel, "My Education," is a tricky book to categorize. On the one hand, it's a campus novel, narrated by Regina Gottlieb, a graduate student in literature who falls under the sway of a charismatic professor and his wife at a university...
  • Improv adds a whole new dimension in 'Twilight Zone UnScripted'

    Improv adds a whole new dimension in 'Twilight Zone UnScripted'
    “There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man,” Rod Serling once wrote, beginning his weekly introduction to “The Twilight Zone.” Now there is a sixth dimension he probably never imagined, as the Impro Theatre...