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  • But ... we've got Google

    But ... we've got Google
    Doorstop, makeshift weight, a decent step stool or an ironic dress: Phone books have many uses these days, but their intended purpose isn't always one of them. 1.2 million phone books have already been distributed this year to Chicago doorsteps. And Dex...
  • Jean Norris, creator of Twin Vision books for the blind, dies at 96

    Jean Norris overheard a comment by a blind woman in 1959 that broke her heart. The woman said she couldn't participate in one of the joys of parenting: bedtime reading. Norris, who was sighted and volunteered for a blind service organization, had an...
  • Two Texas women sue over 'Fifty Shades of Grey' profits

    Two Texas women sue over 'Fifty Shades of Grey' profits
    Two women in Texas are suing the owner of the Writers Coffee Shop, Amanda Hayward, for a share of the profits from "Fifty Shades of Grey" by E.L. James. The erotic novel was originally published by the tiny Australian e-book publisher and was already...
  • 1,000 European authors sign open letter to Amazon over e-books

    Like 900 of their American counterparts, 1,000 authors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland have signed an open letter to Amazon arguing for fair treatment of all publishers' e-books. The European authors are concerned over actions Amazon has taken against...
  • Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history

    Reading Ferguson: books on race, police, protest and U.S. history
    Nearly a half century before Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson crossed paths on a street in Ferguson, Mo., a 21-year-old man named Marquette Frye was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol, just outside of Watts. Both incidents unfolded on...
  • Textbook shelved after sex toy, bondage topics spark protest

    Textbook shelved after sex toy, bondage topics spark protest
    Fremont Unified School District's superintendent has temporarily shelved a controversial ninth-grade health textbook after roughly 2,200 parents and residents took issue with its sexual bondage topics and other material, and demanded it be kept out of the...
  • BOOKS

    BOOKS
    “Gift of Art, An Evening of Love and Inspiration”: Best-selling author Zane, a writer of post-feminist African-American erotica, is the guest of honor for the Spady Cultural Heritage Museum’s annual fundraiser and couples mixer Tuesday...
  • 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...