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  • Ideas swarm in Laline Paull's 'The Bees'

    Ideas swarm in Laline Paull's 'The Bees'
    Rational animals are a staple of children's literature — and, in some cases, adult literature as well. I think of Richard Adams' 1974 novel "Watership Down," in which a thoughtful crew of rabbits sets out to find a new home, or Daniel Evan Weiss'...
  • Colson Whitehead's 'Noble Hustle' is a low-stakes poker bluff

    Colson Whitehead's 'Noble Hustle' is a low-stakes poker bluff
    In 2011, newly launched sports magazine Grantland asked author and MacArthur Genius Grant winner Colson Whitehead if he would cover the World Series of Poker that July. He said no. Then they told him they'd stake him into the tournament itself. It was...
  • In 'The Snow Queen,' Michael Cunningham wrestles with life

     In 'The Snow Queen,' Michael Cunningham wrestles with life
    While wandering through Central Park after getting dumped by his latest romantic fixation, Barrett Meeks, the aimless 38-year-old gay protagonist of Michael Cunningham's new novel, "The Snow Queen," has what seems to be, even to his proudly secular mind,...
  • Review: 'The Noble Hustle' by Colson Whitehead

    Review: 'The Noble Hustle' by Colson Whitehead
    Every once in a blue moon, an established author publishes what might be considered a side project — work inspired by a passion for a particular hobby or interest. Haruki Murakami's "What I Talk About When I Talk About Running" comes to mind, or...
  • Diversity in kids' books campaign goes viral after BookCon uproar

    Diversity in kids' books campaign goes viral after BookCon uproar
    BookCon is a readers’ convention organized by Book Expo America for this month in New York. When BookCon organizers announced an all-star line up of children’s writers-- including Jeff Kinney, James Patterson, Rick Riordan and Lemony Snicket...
  • Rupert Murdoch's spring romance: News Corp. buys Harlequin books

    Rupert Murdoch's spring romance: News Corp. buys Harlequin books
    Even a brutal year in the love department hasn't shaken Rupert Murdoch's belief in romance. The billionaire mogul's publishing company News Corp. on Friday said that it has agreed to purchase Harlequin Enterprises from Torstar Corp. for about $415...
  • Ain't That Romantic? News Corp. To Buy Harlequin, Publisher Of Love Tales, Erotica

    News Corp. is dabbling in a little printed-page peek-a-boo. In a move that expands its holdings in publishing assets not supported by advertising, the publishing company controlled by media entrepreneur Rupert Murdoch said it would purchase romance...
  • Boosting sales while building a better world

    Boosting sales while building a better world
    Can business save the world? The question might distract business leaders from more immediate concerns, such as making a profit. Starting a conversation about sustainability, for instance, could even mark you down as an obstacle to success in some people'...
  • News Corp. will buy Canadian romance publisher Harlequin

    News Corp. will buy Canadian romance publisher Harlequin
    Rupert Murdoch still believes in romance. The billionaire press baron's publishing company, News Corp., said Friday that it has agreed to purchase Harlequin Enterprises from Canada's Torstar Corp. for about $415 million in cash. The world's leading...
  • Ballots arriving by mail signal start of California primary season

    California's primary season shifts into high gear Monday when county registrars start sending mail ballots to voters who want to mark their choices before election day. The state's June 3 ballot includes contests for governor, secretary of state and...
  • 2014 Pulitzer Prize goes to 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt

    2014 Pulitzer Prize goes to 'The Goldfinch' by Donna Tartt
    Donna Tartt's bestselling novel "The Goldfinch," published by Little, Brown, won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for fiction Monday. On Twitter, the Columbia University School of Journalism, which announces the awards, had a slip of the finger in its...