| Aug 3, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Superman, the story goes, was born on the planet Krypton and sent to Earth in a small rocket by his father when that planet was about to explode.
He was actually born in 1933 in a two-story bungalow in a scruffy neighborhood on the east side of...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 10:56 PM
Avraham Shalom dies at 86; led the Israeli security service
Avraham Shalom, 86, a former director of Israel's Shin Bet security service who led the agency through some of its greatest achievements before resigning in disgrace, died Thursday in Tel...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:12 PM
Curt Gentry, a California historian who wrote or co-wrote more than a dozen books, including a bestselling biography of J. Edgar Hoover and the true-crime classic "Helter Skelter" about the Manson family murders, written with former prosecutor Vincent...
| Jul 11, 2014
The closing of antiquarian book store Bookman's Alley last year was a sad chapter in the literary life of the North Shore. But it wasn't the final chapter. Last month, Bookends & Beginnings, a new independent bookstore, opened in the Bookman's Alley...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:11 PM
How much should an e-book cost? Publishers set the retail price for a current e-book, like James Patterson's "Invisible," at $14.99. That's a lot less than a hardcover copy of the book ($25.50), but it's still more than Amazon thinks a reader should be...
| Jul 11, 2014
Chick lit, as a genre, was declared dead in a flurry of magazine headlines back in 2012 and 2013. Critics at The Atlantic, Salon, The Economist and other publications pointed out that while the precise definition of chick lit remained unclear, what was...
| Jun 27, 2014
In "The Silkworm," J.K. Rowling's entertaining second novel under the pen name Robert Galbraith, private detective Cormoran Strike searches for the missing husband of Leonora Quine only to uncover his bizarre murder.
"Seven plates and seven sets of...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 2:30 PM
MOUNT DORA — If you haven't read a romance lately, you have no idea how much the love stories have changed.
That is the one message writers of contemporary, erotic, historical, inspirational, paranormal, suspense or young-adult romance novels want...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:06 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
Newly christened Tribune Media Co. completed the spinoff of Tribune Publishing Co. on Monday afternoon, a process finalized by bank wires and stock distributions, setting the broadcasting and publishing businesses on separate paths.
| Jul 25, 2014
A paradox resides within the heart of the large and thriving community that produces, publishes and consumes works of fiction: short story collections are often regarded by the book-world rainmakers as the literary equivalent of the poor relation who...