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  • Curing disease, creating Sherlock Holmes in Thomas Goetz's 'The Remedy'

    Germs and detectives might not seem like they're connected. But their link, as a certain fictitious sleuth might say, is elementary. In Thomas Goetz's fascinating and entertaining new page turner of a book, "The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle,...
  • Leslie Jamison connects with 'The Empathy Exams'

    The Royal Society for the Arts recently released a brilliant little animation based on a lecture by Dr. Brené Brown in which she differentiates between empathy and sympathy. In this animation, a sad fox is at the bottom of a deep, dark hole. An empathetic...
  • 'Fault in Our Stars' writer John Green has a good read on teens, tech

    John Green's career as a book world phenom began auspiciously: His funny but tragic 2005 debut novel, "Looking for Alaska," became a cult young adult hit and landed the American Library Assn.'s Printz Award for YA novel of the year. This was followed by...
  • Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski on 'Painted Cities'

    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski on 'Painted Cities'
    Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski is not the kind of man who lives in the past. He's happiest while working on motorcycles in the garage of his house in Berwyn, where he lives with his wife and two children, or working as a counselor for high school students...
  • Ted Cruz lands mammoth book deal, just in time for 2016 election

    Ted Cruz lands mammoth book deal, just in time for 2016 election
    Sen. Ted Cruz will sign a mammoth book deal, the Associated Press reports, for a memoir/polemic to be published in advance of the 2016 election. The tea party favorite is rumored to have scored $1.5 million for the book. Cruz's literary agent told the...
  • Kids tour Fire Station 1

    Kids tour Fire Station 1
    Five-year-old Zoe Edelman grabbed onto a fire hose Saturday and cranked the handle backward to let water blast from the nozzle. She and a few dozen other children were getting a taste of what it would be like to become a firefighter when they grow up....
  • 'Groundbreaking Food Gardens' presents 73 themed plans

     'Groundbreaking Food Gardens' presents 73 themed plans
    Go ahead, play with your food, Niki Jabbour seems to be saying in her new book, "Groundbreaking Food Gardens" (Storey Publishing, $19.95, paper). The author of the bestselling "The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener" and host of the radio show "The Weekend...
  • Bryan Cranston to Pen Memoir on 'Breaking Bad' Years

    His "Breaking Bad" character kept plenty of secrets, but it looks like star Bryan Cranston will reveal a few of his own as the actor is set to pen a memoir of his life and career. According to a New York Times report, Cranston's publisher, Scribner, an...
  • Ed Catmull's 'Creativity, Inc.' is a thoughtful look at Pixar

    Animation giant Pixar uses technology only as a means to an end; its films are rooted in human concerns, not computer wizardry. The same can be said of the new book "Creativity, Inc.," Ed Catmull's endearingly thoughtful explanation of how the studio he...
  • 4 Democrats in state, all freshman House members, facing tough elections

    4 Democrats in state, all freshman House members, facing tough elections
    At a recent reception in their honor, four of California's Democratic freshman House members posed for photos and beamed at well-wishers. But signs of the battles they face were hard to miss. Asked by a fellow politician how his reelection campaign...
  • Roxana Robinson to head the Authors Guild, succeeding Scott Turow

    Roxana Robinson was elected the new president of the Authors Guild on Wednesday; she takes over as Scott Turow completes his term. The Authors Guild is the largest federation of writers who have published books in the U.S. During the last decade, it has...