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  • Rifqa Bary, symbol of religious persecution, becomes college student

    Rifqa Bary, symbol of religious persecution, becomes college student
    Five years ago Sunday a 16-year-old Ohio girl climbed aboard a Greyhound bus and ran away to the home of an Orlando pastor and his wife, saying her Muslim father had threatened to kill her because she had become an evangelical Christian. In the months...
  • Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited e-book service

    Amazon launches Kindle Unlimited e-book service
    Amazon.com Inc. on Friday introduced Kindle Unlimited, an all-you-can-read e-book subscription service available for $9.99 a month. Similar to Netflix and other movie streaming services, Kindle Unlimited makes available a library of 600,000 titles and...
  • Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners

    Women & Children First starts fresh chapter with new owners
    Women & Children First bookstore enthusiasts, of whom there are legions, let out a collective cheer last week when the outgoing owners announced they were handing the reins to Sarah Hollenbeck and Lynn Mooney, current employees and friends to the...
  • Disney in Talks With Mike White to Write Gorilla Tale 'The One and Only Ivan' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Walt Disney Pictures is in negotiations with Mike White to write the adaptation of Katherine Applegate's children's gorilla story "The One and Only Ivan." The book, published by HarperCollins in 2011, centers on the silverback gorilla Ivan, who is in a...
  • Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary

    Batman's top writer talks about hero's 75th anniversary
    It would have been nice to get all dramatic and scratchy-voiced right now and say that Wednesday, July 23, 2014, is the 75th anniversary of Batman, and that there can be only one Dark Knight. But that would be a lie. And it wouldn't be honoring the most...
  • A Word, Please: Can't we all cooperate on whether to hyphenate 'co' as a prefix?

    Sometimes I think the people behind punctuation rules are co-conspirators in a plot to drive us insane. Then I realize they could be coconspirators. That's when I know their plot has succeeded. Of all the prefixes in the English language, "co" may be...
  • Kashkari plays up Republican loyalty on talk radio

    Kashkari plays up Republican loyalty on talk radio
    It was Neel Kashkari’s third gig as a talk radio guest host since he emerged from last month’s primary as Gov. Jerry Brown’s Republican challenger, and the pressure was on to walk the party line. One caller asked if Kashkari had...
  • Walter Dean Myers dies at 76; his books focused on young blacks

    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...
  • At Hopkins and beyond, new pediatricians turn to 'The Lane' handbook

    At Hopkins and beyond, new pediatricians turn to 'The Lane' handbook
    In the early 1950s, six pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins Hospital sat down at a table and jotted down notes they thought would help as they began treating patients. They made copies and put them in loose-leaf notebooks. Every few years, other...
  • Scarlett Johansson wins case against bestselling French novelist

    Scarlett Johansson wins case against bestselling French novelist
    Scarlett Johansson has won her lawsuit against French writer Grégoire Delacourt over his novel "La première chose qu’on regard" (not yet published in English, the title translates roughly as "The First Thing You Look At.") In the book, a...
  • Free e-books aren't what they used to be

    It used to be that offering an e-book for free was a sure way to get a bump in attention, move up sales ranks and possibly be on the way to bestsellerdom. Now, not so much. The 2014 Smashwords survey, covering April 2013-March 2014, says free e-books...