| Oct 27, 2013
Novelist Donna Tartt doesn't publish very often — her engrossing new book, “The Goldfinch,” is her first since 2002's “The Little Friend,” which itself trailed her wildly popular fictional debut, “The Secret History,&...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Jack Vance, prolific author of science fiction, mystery and epic fantasy, died Sunday at 96, his son John told the Associated Press. He had written more than 60 books during his long life.
Vance, whose real name was John Holbrook, also published under...
| May 30, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Jack Vance, who penned his first short stories while serving in the U.S. Merchant Marine in the 1940s and became a prolific, award-winning author of elaborate works of science fiction, fantasy and mystery, has died. He was 96.
Vance died Sunday at his...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 8:02 PM
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| Jan 24, 2014
As the impact of the Internet and digital technology continues to treat publishing like an Etch-a-Sketch, seemingly redrawing its rules and parameters every other week, it's hard to know who is "winning" and who is "losing."
According to Colin Robinson,...
| Dec 5, 2013
Looking for holiday gift ideas? Books of art can be thoughtful and unique options for readers and artists alike. Printers Row Journal Editor Jennifer Day outlines some of the best art books of 2013.
"Much Loved" by Mark Nixon (Abrams, $17.95) What's...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:32 AM
Let's say you want to buy a book for the male significant other in your life who doesn't read many books. I'm going to tell you how.
Step 1: Determine if he would even like a book as a gift.
The National Endowment for the Arts says that two-thirds...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Los Angeles artist Betye Saar has won the 2014 Edward MacDowell Medal, a lifetime achievement award given by America’s oldest artists’ colony, joining an elite roster of honorees dating back to 1960.
She’ll receive her award Aug. 10 in...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:59 AM
Can the solution to South Florida's vexing problems be found in its most plentiful natural resource, complaining?
That is one of the motivations behind Power of Design 2014: Complaints, an inaugural four-day think tank opening Thursday at the...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:42 AM
The line between fantasy and fact has always been blurry for Kurt Andersen. The BarbieWorld casino in Las Vegas, the TV show of obituaries called “Finales,” the helicopter journalism on the Chopper Channel, Adam Sandler’s remake of the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Ayelet Waldman's "Love and Treasure" (Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95, April 1) is a triptych novel that follows the lives of American and Hungarian Jews across the 20th century. A story of relationships, art and loss, it moves among a granddaughter trying to...