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  • A literary map to end all literary maps

    A literary map to end all literary maps
    Charles Dickens would recognize the curve of the river and the placement of the streets -- but he would be surprised to learn that his "Bleak House" is right across the street from something called "Fight Club." The good folks at the British...
  • In Jennifer Weiner's latest, having everything isn't enough

    In Jennifer Weiner's latest, having everything isn't enough
    Reading one of Jennifer Weiner's contemporary novels of manners is a bit like biting into an apple. The experience is full of flavor, more crisp than juicy, and refreshingly tart. Partly, that's because the novels typically are narrated by a heroine...
  • Photo tour of Virginia's rivers a delight for nature lovers

    Photo tour of Virginia's rivers a delight for nature lovers
    For most of us, the mystique and grand beauty of America's rivers are breathtaking. Author Will Daniel pays homage locally with "My Virginia Rivers." This 250-page photography book takes forays into local geography, historical distinctions and ongoing...
  • Settlement reached with states in Apple e-book price-fixing case

    Settlement reached with states in Apple e-book price-fixing case
    Apple has settled a portion of its e-book price-fixing case involving several state governments which were seeking up to $840 million on behalf of consumers. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed in a document filed Monday with a U.S. Federal...
  • State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors

    State Heroine Prudence Crandall Opened Doors
    In September 1886, a solitary, blue-capped figure on a Columbia Expert bicycle approached a house in Elk Falls, Kansas, as rain obscured the green hills. The rider was George B. Thayer, who had cycled more than 3,600 miles around the country, starting...
  • Alex Tizon sizes up his masculinity in memoir 'Big Little Man'

    Alex Tizon sizes up his masculinity in memoir 'Big Little Man'
    You have to wait until the eighth chapter of Alex Tizon's remarkable memoir, "Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self," for confirmation that his title is the reference you've been hoping it isn't and fearing it is. All of the book has been leading...
  • Chicago pub hosts 'Ulysses' reading for Bloomsday

    Chicago pub hosts 'Ulysses' reading for Bloomsday
    The fictional dead of Dublin — stately, plump Buck Mulligan, Leopold and Molly Bloom — will come alive tonight in Chicago. To mark Bloomsday, which celebrates James Joyce's "Ulysses," his characters will speak in Latin and vulgarities and...
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  • Alexandra Milchan on Board Cambodian Spy Thriller 'Supernotes'

    Alexandra Milchan has acquired movie rights to "Supernotes," the story of an Italian CIA-trained intelligence office who escaped from Cambodian prison in 2008. Milchan, an exec producer on "The Wolf of Wall Street," will produce through her Emjag...
  • Florida school pulls Cory Doctorow's book, he sends it to students

    Florida school pulls Cory Doctorow's book, he sends it to students
    Note to principals interested in quietly removing books from summer reading programs: Don't target novels written by one of the editors of BoingBoing. Upon hearing his young adult novel "Little Brother" had been pulled from the summer reading program...
  • Get ready to celebrate Bloomsday on June 16

    Get ready to celebrate Bloomsday on June 16
    To James Joyce fans, June 16 is Bloomsday, the day that Leopold Bloom walks around Dublin for the 732 pages of "Ulysses." The modernist classic, though a difficult read, has generated a multinational public display of literary enthusiasm -- perhaps...