| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Frank O'Hara's “Lunch Poems” (City Lights: 86 pp., $14.95) — which has just been reissued in a 50th anniversary hardcover edition — recalls a world of pop art, political and cultural upheaval and (in its own way) a surprising...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The other week, committing myself to a periodic desk cleaning, I went through the process of sifting through a stack of books and determining which ones to keep. In this case, the books belonged to a particular group: They were titles I had received...
| Aug 9, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Musikfest founder Jeff Parks has a confession: He doesn't like crowds.
But Parks, who has helped draw millions of people to Bethlehem, wore a big smile last week as he weaved his way through crowds at the annual free music festival.
Making his way...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 8:07 AM
The first-ever global longlist for the Man Booker Prize was announced Wednesday, and includes four Americans. For 2014, books written in English and published in Britain were eligible, regardless of the author's nationality.
Americans on the list are...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
| Jul 26, 2014
“Saga’s” Alana and Marko, lovers from warring alien races, may always be on the run with their daughter, but the […]...
| Jul 26, 2014
Capt. Kirk, meet Col. Taylor. IDW Publishing is boldly going there, with “Star Trek to the Planet of the Apes,” […]...
| Jul 27, 2014
“Saga,” writer Brian K. Vaughan and artist Fiona Staples told their panel’s capacity crowd Saturday at Comic-Con, is Hazel’s story. […]...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:17 PM
Apple Inc. has agreed to pay $400 million to settle allegations that the company conspired with publishers to raise e-book prices.
The settlement agreement, which still requires court approval, is contingent on Apple’s appeal of the New York...
| Jul 11, 2014
In the world of books, the apocalypse is big business — bigger than ever, in fact, with the surge in popularity of young-adult dystopian novels such as the "Hunger Games" and "Divergent" trilogies.
But while those books offer a relatively...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:30 AM
The past five years for Steve Foley has included darkness, depression, yet victory and happiness, resolve that led to writing a book about Newport Beach.
At times, Foley admitted, the words flowed, and faded, came back and surpassed more than what was...