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  • How social media fights repressive regimes

    How social media fights repressive regimes
    When Emily Parker started writing columns about China and the Internet for the Wall Street Journal in 2004, she was skeptical that fledgling social media sites could make much of an impact. "I wasn't convinced that the Internet was going to be...
  • Anne Rice brings back her vampire antihero with 'Prince Lestat'

    Anne Rice brings back her vampire antihero with 'Prince Lestat'
    A generation before "Twilight" stole teen girls' hearts, Anne Rice's "Interview With the Vampire" and its sequels explored the romance and eroticism of the vampire myth. No matter who was telling the stories of their loves and misdeeds, the vampire Lestat...
  • 'Fatal Vision' author Joe McGinniss has died at 71

    'Fatal Vision' author Joe McGinniss has died at 71
    Author Joe McGinninss, political chronicler, novelist, and sometime muckraker has died, the Associated Press reports. He was 71 and had prostate cancer. Best known in recent years for moving next door to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in Wasilla in...
  • Keith Richards, daughter team for 'Gus & Me' children's book

    Keith Richards, daughter team for 'Gus & Me' children's book
    "Keith Richards" and "children’s book" may sound like the starting point for a “Saturday Night Live” sketch, but in fact the Rolling Stones songwriter and lead guitarist, who delivered a bestselling memoir in 2011 with “Life,&...
  • Remembering Joe McGinniss

    Joe McGinniss, who died Monday from complications of prostate cancer at age 71, liked to break the rules. His best known book, 1983’s “Fatal Vision,” provoked a controversy over the author’s methods; it was McGinniss to whom...
  • The Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist

    The Best Translated Book Awards announces fiction longlist
    The finalists for the Best Translated Book Awards were announced Tuesday, featuring 25 works originally published in 16 languages -- none of them English. American publishing traditionally publishes a smaller percentage of works in translation than...
  • An optimistic solution to climate change in 'Soil Will Save Us'

     An optimistic solution to climate change in 'Soil Will Save Us'
    We generally think of climate change as a story of sky — of emitted gases, of atmospheric carbon levels, of storms. Author Kristin Ohlson would like to direct our gaze earthward, to take a long, hard look at the dirt beneath our feet. We may have...
  • 'You Should Have Known' details a therapist's own unraveling

     'You Should Have Known' details a therapist's own unraveling
    It's almost impossible to put down Jean Hanff Korelitz's riveting new novel for the first 200 pages as it dismantles the comfortable existence of a couples therapist over the course of a few nightmarish weeks. We first meet Grace Reinhart Sachs...
  • Ayelet Waldman dreams of history in 'Love and Treasure'

    Ayelet Waldman dreams of history in 'Love and Treasure'
    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...
  • In the Pipeline: Nature abounds, share with those in need

    In the Pipeline: Nature abounds, share with those in need
    It all started about six years ago when Jeff Lebow was on a ladder in his backyard picking persimmons. After harvesting 400 to 500, the abundance struck him as almost comical. So he gathered his excess fruit and delivered it to St. Bonaventure...
  • Advice of 'Princeton Mom' reveals a mother talking to herself

    Advice of 'Princeton Mom' reveals a mother talking to herself
    Remember "the Princeton Mom," who made a pariah of herself last year when she exhorted marriage-minded college women not to graduate without securing future husbands along with their diplomas? She's back in the media gestalt. She's back in the way that...