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  • Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies

    Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies
    Bespectacled and frequently hunched over a portable typewriter with pipe in his mouth during downtime on the road, Jim Brosnan, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox during a nine-year Major League Baseball career, was known by his...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Dakota Johnson on 'Forever, Interrupted'

    Gidden Media and Good Universe have tapped "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson to topline the movie adaptation of "Forever, Interrupted: A Novel" by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Amy Baer will produce the romantic drama through her Gidden Media. Johnson...
  • Business lessons via road trip

      Three business school professors go into a shoe store in Maine on a whim. They come out with an idea. Inside, the trio of economists were so bugged by a salesman's persistence that they were driven to ask what the heck was happening. Soon all...
  • Eternal appeal of Mediterranean cooking

    Eternal appeal of Mediterranean cooking
    Over the past several months, we have noted a fresh crop of Mediterranean offerings. Authors and publishers still find fresh pleasures in the food of the Med, and bet that readers will too. Among the new books: "Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to...
  • Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette

    Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette
    The dispute between the online retailer Amazon and the publisher Hachette has been playing out in public since May, with Amazon delaying the delivery of books by Hachette authors in a bid to pressure Hachette in contract negotiations. This week, the...
  • Vegas Showgirl's Daughter Hopes Her Book About Abusive Childhood Will Empower Others

    Vegas Showgirl's Daughter Hopes Her Book About Abusive Childhood Will Empower Others
    Life was good: She had a great job, a fantastic Manhattan apartment and a caring boyfriend. But, at one pivotal moment, none of that mattered. "I went to Vegas for a wedding, I came back and I found myself staring out a window and I wanted to jump,"...
  • Barnes & Noble to split bookstore, Nook units

    Barnes & Noble to split bookstore, Nook units
    Faced with dropping e-reader sales, Barnes & Noble Inc. said Wednesday that it is spinning off its Nook business as a separate public company in an effort to boost shareholder value. The split will be completed by the first quarter of next year, the...
  • YouTube, Amazon Start Playing Hardball With Sellers

    The ascendance of digital media has given the Internet's biggest distributors new market clout. And YouTube and Amazon are increasingly throwing their weight around with suppliers in disputes that are, to an unusual degree, public. The YouTube brouhaha...
  • Rooney Mara Joins Somalia Drama 'A House in the Sky'

    Rooney Mara will produce, and may star in, Annapurna Pictures' abduction drama "A House in the Sky," the story of Amanda Lindhout's 15-month imprisonment. Annapurna has optioned the memoir by co-authors Lindhout and Sara Corbett and will develop the...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • Aereo decision a win for Tribune Co., but no loss for Chicago

    Aereo decision a win for Tribune Co., but no loss for Chicago
    The U.S. Supreme Court handed television broadcasters – including Tribune Co., a plaintiff in the lawsuit – a major victory Wednesday in ruling that online service Aereo Inc. violated copyright laws by using antenna farms to rebroadcast...