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  • City Lights: Parting with literature is not always such sweet sorrow

    City Lights: Parting with literature is not always such sweet sorrow
    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...
  • Musikfest's founder takes a bow

    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...
  • Authors United: Who signed?

    More than 900 authors signed an open letter to Amazon that appeared in print Sunday and is online at the website Authors United. The letter appealed to Amazon to treat books from Hachette fairly. "As writers -- most of us not published by Hachette -- we...
  • George W. Hilton, college professor

    George W. Hilton, college professor
    George W. Hilton, a retired college professor, author and transportation economist whose works on railroads and shipping included the seminal history of Maryland's Ma & Pa Railroad, died Aug. 4 of heart failure at Lorien Health Park in Columbia. He was...
  • Virgen: Foley evokes emotion in 'West Newport Blues'

    Virgen: Foley evokes emotion in 'West Newport Blues'
    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...
  • Sex topics prompt Fremont school board to delay textbook

    Sex topics prompt Fremont school board to delay textbook
    Fremont Unified School District officials plan to review the contents of a controversial ninth-grade health textbook after parents and other residents argued that some of its sex topics, including bondage, were too graphic. School board members voted...
  • Pastor Mark Driscoll's books withdrawn from 180 Christian stores

    Pastor Mark Driscoll's books withdrawn from 180 Christian stores
    Books by megachurch Pastor Mark Driscoll have been pulled from 180 Christian stores.  LifeWay stores have temporarily suspended sales of his books, including "A Call to Resurgence" and "Real Marriage." "LifeWay Stores and LifeWay.com are not selling...
  • Disney vs. Amazon Battle: Why the Online Giant Picked Wrong Studio to Bully

    By Todd Cunningham and Jordan Zakarin LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - Amazon may have picked on the wrong Hollywood kid to bully in Disney. The e-commerce giant's tough-guy stance isn't really about blocking pre-orders on "The Muppets Movie," "Maleficent"...
  • A tribute and revelations from the son of the Godfather of Soul

    The world knew singer James Brown as The Godfather of Soul — the singer who essentially invented funk and who from the mid-1950s through the 1990s put more than 100 songs on the R&B charts and influenced generations of performers, including such...
  • OBITUARY: Gary Poliakoff of Becker Poliakoff dies at 69

    Gary Poliakoff has died. Here's the announcement from the firm Becker & Poliakoff. The funeral is Monday.:   Becker & Poliakoff Announces the Passing of firm co-founder Gary A. Poliakoff   We are deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of...
  • The Romance Reader: 'No Good Duke Goes Unpunished'

    "No Good Duke Goes Unpunished" by Sarah MacLean; Avon (382 pages, $7.99) Sarah MacLean exploded on the historical romance scene in 2010 with her amazing debut of "Nine Rules to Break When Romancing A Rake." By the time the trilogy was completed,...