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  • Leesburg comic publisher to release graphic novel of end times

    Leesburg comic publisher to release graphic novel of end times
    LEESBURG — A Leesburg Christian comic book publisher is getting reading to launch a graphic novel adaptation of the upcoming faith-based film, "The Remaining," a supernatural thriller about the Biblical account of the rapture and end times....
  • Racism, the misuse of genetics and a huge scientific protest

    "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...
  • Lauren Bacall on writing: The most complete experience I've ever had

    Lauren Bacall on writing: The most complete experience I've ever had
    Actress Lauren Bacall, who died Tuesday at age 89, decided to tell her own story in not one but three memoirs: "By Myself" in 1978, "Now" in 1994, and "By Myself and Then Some" in 2005. When the first book was published, it swiftly became a bestseller....
  • 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...
  • Finally, in one volume: Henry Roth's 'Mercy of a Rude Stream'

    Henry Roth is one of the most elusive figures in American literature, a writer whose first book, the 1934 novel “Call It Sleep,” is a breathtaking piece of modernism, although it took three decades for it to be recognized as such. The...
  • Pastor Mark Driscoll's books withdrawn from 180 Christian stores

    Pastor Mark Driscoll's books withdrawn from 180 Christian stores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...
  • 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...
  • E-Reader: How much did Emily Gould's novel cost her?

    E-Reader: How much <em>did</em> Emily Gould's novel cost her?
    How Much My Novel Cost Me by Emily Gould, Medium, 45-minute read, free Memoirist, novelist and blogger Emily Gould gets some flack for only writing about herself, but her habit pays off in "How Much My Novel Cost Me." In 2008, Gould received a hefty...
  • 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...
  • Behind the jargon at the IMF

    Given the chance to be a fly on the wall at any institution, few would choose the International Monetary Fund. As part of a series from the Writers in Residence nonprofit organization, novelist Geoff Dyer spent a fortnight on a U.S. aircraft carrier,...
  • A judge just rescued Sherlock Holmes from an extortion threat

    A judge just rescued Sherlock Holmes from an extortion threat
    When last we visited with Sherlock Holmes, a federal judge had just saved him from the clutches of perhaps his most menacing foe ever -- the copyright law.  Now an appeals judge has saved the great detective from an even greater threat -- extortion by a...