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  • Sherlock Holmes is really, really in the public domain -- really

    Sherlock Holmes is really, really in the public domain -- really
    If the last thing keeping you from writing Sherlock Holmes fan fiction were the licensing fees, wait no longer. A judge has ruled that Sherlock and the familiar elements of his stories are in the public domain and, in a strongly worded opinion, criticized...
  • Gannett Splits Publishing and Broadcast Companies with Spinoff

    Gannett is the latest media conglomerate to split its publishing business from its broadcast and digital assets, aiming to create two separate publicly traded companies by mid-2015, the publisher announced Tuesday. The publishing entity will retain the...
  • New Breed of Online Stars Rewrite the Rules of Fame

    He may be huge on YouTube, but few in Hollywood know who Shane Dawson is. Not yet, anyway. The 26-year-old is best known to 12 million-plus subscribers across three different YouTube channels, but he's about to make a name for himself in film and TV,...
  • A textbook case of gouging on college campuses

    A textbook case of gouging on college campuses
    To the editor: No one quoted in the article mentioned the possibility of not changing textbooks every year or so for some classes. Why is it necessary to change an algebra text or have bookkeeping, ancient history or language textbooks updated every year?...
  • Photosynthesis festival at Annenberg focuses on music, photography

    Photosynthesis festival at Annenberg focuses on music, photography
    It was Jakob Dylan who came up with a name for the genre of music that photographer Mark Seliger now plays with his band Rusty Truck: "Lonesome." Seliger himself calls it "simple melancholic singer-songwriter" alt-country, which he'll perform this...
  • 'The Kills' a massive novel about dirty deeds in Iraq

    "The Kill" by Richard House; Picador (912 pages, $35) If you'd like to immerse yourself in a novel during your August vacation, and if you're skeptical of a world in which private contractors get away with dirty deeds outside the reach of the law,...
  • Time Warner Unveils $5 Billion Stock Buyback, Earnings Rise Thanks to HBO

    Time Warner reported results for its second financial quarter after outmaneuvering Rupert Murdoch's takeover play and shedding its publishing business. Despite the corporate drama, it was a stronger quarter than expected. Driven primarily by the...
  • Daily Press owner to enter 5-year affiliation deal for Cars.com

    Daily Press owner to enter 5-year affiliation deal for Cars.com
    Tribune Publishing, the owner of the Daily Press, announced Tuesday it will enter into a five-year affiliation agreement with Classified Ventures to continue marketing Cars.com products after the sale of its online car shopping website to Gannett Co....
  • Madeline L'Engle's 'A Wrinkle in Time' will finally be a movie

    Madeline L'Engle's  'A Wrinkle in Time' will finally be a movie
    There have been TV tries, but it's never had a big screen treatment. Now, Madeleine L'Engle's "A Wrinkle in Time" may finally be a film. Variety reports that Jennifer Lee, who wrote and co-directed Disney's "Frozen," has decided to take on "A Wrinkle in...
  • 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' � A to Z

    Thirty years ago, Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird self-published a black-and-white comic book with the unusual name "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Only 3,000 copies were printed of the 40-page over-sized comic, but from that humble beginning rose an...
  • Children's Authors Are Featured At Avon Library

    AVON — Four area authors who specialize in books for children will speak about their work on Tuesday at the Avon Free Public Library, the library has announced. Tonight's event is at 7 p.m. and is free. It is part of a series the library is putting...