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  • A carnival of books and pop culture at Book Show bookstore

    A carnival of books and pop culture at Book Show bookstore
    “Are books the new vinyl? I think they are,” Jen Hitchcock says. A 20-year veteran of the music industry, she had seen vinyl records disappear and then return as a viable form. When she was laid off from her job in music publishing, she took...
  • Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies

    Jim Brosnan, big league pitcher and author, dies
    Bespectacled and frequently hunched over a portable typewriter with pipe in his mouth during downtime on the road, Jim Brosnan, who pitched for the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox during a nine-year Major League Baseball career, was known by his...
  • 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Star Dakota Johnson on 'Forever, Interrupted'

    Gidden Media and Good Universe have tapped "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson to topline the movie adaptation of "Forever, Interrupted: A Novel" by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Amy Baer will produce the romantic drama through her Gidden Media. Johnson...
  • Business lessons via road trip

      Three business school professors go into a shoe store in Maine on a whim. They come out with an idea. Inside, the trio of economists were so bugged by a salesman's persistence that they were driven to ask what the heck was happening. Soon all...
  • Eternal appeal of Mediterranean cooking

    Eternal appeal of Mediterranean cooking
    Over the past several months, we have noted a fresh crop of Mediterranean offerings. Authors and publishers still find fresh pleasures in the food of the Med, and bet that readers will too. Among the new books: "Balaboosta: Bold Mediterranean Recipes to...
  • Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette

    Authors Guild calls Amazon 'ruthless,' sides with Hachette
    The dispute between the online retailer Amazon and the publisher Hachette has been playing out in public since May, with Amazon delaying the delivery of books by Hachette authors in a bid to pressure Hachette in contract negotiations. This week, the...
  • 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,"...
  • WGN-TV adding 5 p.m. weekend newscast

    WGN-TV adding 5 p.m. weekend newscast
    WGN-TV is adding a 5 p.m. weekend newscast beginning July 12. The expansion of the station’s news programming was announced in a memo to staffers Monday from assistant news director Jennifer Lyons. "Over the past year we’ve seen more and...
  • 'Zodiac' Producers Developing Movie Based on 'Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Mythology Entertainment's Brad Fischer and James Vanderbilt are developing "Blackout," based on the true story of a serial killer in 1940-1941 in Nazi Germany. Mythology has acquired movie rights to "A Serial Killer in Nazi Berlin: The Chilling True...
  • Carnegie award for Kevin Brooks' 'The Bunker Diary' sparks controversy

    Carnegie award for Kevin Brooks' 'The Bunker Diary' sparks controversy
    The Carnegie Medal is the British equivalent of the Newbery Medal in the U.S. It’s meant to recognize an outstanding new book for children or young adults. Unlike the Newbery jury, however, the Carnegie jury very often has an eye for darker works,...
  • Pediatricians' Rx for parents: Read to your kids every single day

    Books are like medicine, and pediatricians should prescribe their daily use to build up the brains of their youngest patients, according to a new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Parents should read aloud to their infants...