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  • Walter Dean Myers dies at 76; his books focused on young blacks

    Like many of the protagonists in his dozens of young adult books, Walter Dean Myers was once a troubled, sensitive and intelligent young man living an aimless life. A writer's heart beat in his chest, the passion for words there even as he stumbled...
  • Book, journal publishers notch flat year, trade group says

    Book and journal publishers saw relatively flat sales last year, even though the industry sold a record number of e-books, according to a recent report co-produced by the Association of American Publishers and the Book Industry Study Group. Net revenue...
  • At Hopkins and beyond, new pediatricians turn to 'The Lane' handbook

    At Hopkins and beyond, new pediatricians turn to 'The Lane' handbook
    In the early 1950s, six pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins Hospital sat down at a table and jotted down notes they thought would help as they began treating patients. They made copies and put them in loose-leaf notebooks. Every few years, other...
  • Scarlett Johansson wins case against bestselling French novelist

    Scarlett Johansson wins case against bestselling French novelist
    Scarlett Johansson has won her lawsuit against French writer Grégoire Delacourt over his novel "La première chose qu’on regard" (not yet published in English, the title translates roughly as "The First Thing You Look At.") In the book, a...
  • Free e-books aren't what they used to be

    It used to be that offering an e-book for free was a sure way to get a bump in attention, move up sales ranks and possibly be on the way to bestsellerdom. Now, not so much. The 2014 Smashwords survey, covering April 2013-March 2014, says free e-books...
  • Yorktown native to lead mystery conference

    Yorktown native to lead mystery conference
    Award-winning mystery and science fiction author Donna Andrews, whose titles "Murder with Peacocks" and "Revenge of the Wrought Iron Flamingos" are set in her native Yorktown, has been named toastmaster of the 2014 Deadly Ink Mystery Conference. The...
  • 'Don't Put That In There' debunks common sex myths

    'Don't Put That In There' debunks common sex myths
    Almost as fun as reading "Don't Put That In There! And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked" (St. Martin's Griffin) is catching the glances of your fellow commuters as you devour it on the El. With chapter titles that include "Nobody Has Pubic Hair These Days,"...
  • Why Taylor Swift is wrong

    Why Taylor Swift is wrong
    Taylor Swift, the seven-time Grammy winner, is known for her articulate lyrics, so there was nothing surprising about her writing a long column for the Wall Street Journal about the future of the music industry. Yet there's reason to doubt the optimism of...
  • Gloucester volunteer historian honored with national award

    Gloucester volunteer and historical committee member William “Bill” Lawrence has been named the recipient of an award of merit for leadership in history from the American Association for State and Local History. Lawrence was honored for...
  • Letter: Textbook makers have a profit motive

    College students can be under a great amount of pressure during their educational years. The main reasons for this are financial problems. Aside from class tuition, students at Glendale Community College are faced with high textbook prices. Many...
  • James Patterson 'Maximum Ride' YA Books to Become YouTube Miniseries

    Collective Digital Studio has landed exclusive online rights for "Maximum Ride," the best-selling young adult fantasy franchise from James Patterson, with plans to produce a YouTube miniseries based on the series. The eight-book "Maximum Ride" series,...