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  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • Pastor Mark Driscoll's books withdrawn from 180 Christian stores

    Pastor Mark Driscoll's books withdrawn from 180 Christian stores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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Vegas Showgirl's Daughter Hopes Her Book About Abusive Childhood Will Empower Others

    Vegas Showgirl's Daughter Hopes Her Book About Abusive Childhood Will Empower Others
    Life was good: She had a great job, a fantastic Manhattan apartment and a caring boyfriend. But, at one pivotal moment, none of that mattered. "I went to Vegas for a wedding, I came back and I found myself staring out a window and I wanted to jump,"...
  • Walter Dean Myers dies at 76; his books focused on young blacks

    Like many of the protagonists in his dozens of young adult books, Walter Dean Myers was once a troubled, sensitive and intelligent young man living an aimless life. A writer's heart beat in his chest, the passion for words there even as he stumbled...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • Aereo decision a win for Tribune Co., but no loss for Chicago

    Aereo decision a win for Tribune Co., but no loss for Chicago
    The U.S. Supreme Court handed television broadcasters – including Tribune Co., a plaintiff in the lawsuit – a major victory Wednesday in ruling that online service Aereo Inc. violated copyright laws by using antenna farms to rebroadcast...