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  • James Joyce likely had syphilis, new history of 'Ulysses' surmises

    James Joyce likely had syphilis, new history of 'Ulysses' surmises
    James Joyce famously struggled with eye problems for much of his life, ending up nearly blind. Of his declining vision, Joyce said in 1931: “I deserve all this on account of my many iniquities.” According to a new book by a Harvard scholar,...
  • Enough with the political memoirs

    Whether it is George W. Bush or Hillary Clinton, enough with the political memoirs.  Really, perhaps if politicians were more transparent while in office -- when their duty was to serve their fellow citizens and not their publishers -- such books...
  • In the Pipeline: Mom faces down despair after daughter's death

    In the Pipeline: Mom faces down despair after daughter's death
    "I think Kelly would have said, 'Leave it alone, Mom!'" Karen Morehouse is sitting at a counter in her kitchen talking about her daughter, 25-year-old Kelly Blue Morehouse, who was killed one year ago on Goldenwest Street when drunk driver, Tadashi...
  • Booking it

    Booking it
    A publishing company was never part of the plan. The name belonged to a college band. The book that started it all began as a simple writing exercise. Whether you credit an entrepreneurial spirit, love of literature or too many nights of drinking and...
  • Digital-Video VC Luminari Capital Funds 6 Companies, Plans More Investments (Exclusive)

    Luminari Capital, a small Silicon Valley venture-capital firm focused on digital video that counts Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB among its backers, has revealed its initial six investments -- and founder and managing partner Daniel Leff said he's planning to...
  • Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed for L.A. County sheriff runoff

    Jim McDonnell, Paul Tanaka appear headed for L.A. County sheriff runoff
    Jim McDonnell stayed up past 3 a.m. election night, hoping the number beside his name would inch up from 49% to more than 50%. The Long Beach police chief was dominating his six competitors in Tuesday's primary for Los Angeles County sheriff. He had...
  • Eimear McBride wins Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction over Donna Tartt

    Newcomer Eimar McBride won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction on Wednesday, over the heavily favored veteran Donna Tartt. The prize came with a bronze statue, the Bessie, and $50,000. McBride's debut novel "A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing" was selected...
  • Is 'Rabbids Invasion' a TV Show or Game? Why Not Both?

    Ubisoft's bug-eyed Rabbids are about to tell TV producers in Hollywood a lot without being able to say much at all. The animated characters that communicate in gibberish and a lot of shouting are the stars of "Rabbids Invasion," a series that has...
  • Stephen Colbert wades into Amazon-Hachette fight

    Stephen Colbert wades into Amazon-Hachette fight
    It's been a week for late-night host activism. Just days after John Oliver sicced his HBO show viewers on the FCC over Net Neutrality legislation, Stephen Colbert has declared war on Amazon. The online shopping giant has been battling with the French...
  • Susan Spencer-Wendel dies at 47; author of 'Until I Say Goodbye'

    Susan Spencer-Wendel, the writer whose best-selling book "Until I Say Goodbye" chronicled her fight to live joyfully as she battled Lou Gehrig's disease, died Wednesday at home in West Palm Beach, Fla., her husband John Wendel said. She was 47. Spencer-...
  • Riesling rises in California vineyards, and its cheerleader is a Brit

    Riesling rises in California vineyards, and its cheerleader is a Brit
    Riesling, more widely planted than Chardonnay in California just 50 years ago, is on the rise again. And Riesling's most ardent supporter is British wine writer Stuart Pigott, whose blog chronicles his adventures on what he likes to call Planet Riesling,...