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  • Tattooed Hot Doug's fan reacts to closing announcement

    Tattooed Hot Doug's fan reacts to closing announcement
    Fans of encased meat are lamenting the October closing of Doug Sohn's legendary Avondale restaurant Hot Doug's, but perhaps those hardest hit by the news are those with a permanent reminder inked on their skin. It’s been a longstanding deal at Hot...
  • 'Zero Dark Thirty's' Mark Boal, Megan Ellison Team on Production Banner

    "Zero Dark Thirty" writer-producer Mark Boal has launched Page 1, a movie-TV development and production company funded by Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures. Boal will serve as CEO and producer on Page 1 projects and may also write some of the...
  • Being a pessimist

    When I visited a publisher about a new book, a production staffer had this sign in his office: "Blessed are the pessimists, for they have their files triply backed up." When a contract looks as easy as opening a letter, beware. At four spades, South...
  • Will Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner have a battle of the books?

    Will Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner have a battle of the books?
    If there's one thing Federal Reserve chairmen are sensitive to, it's timing. So when W.W. Norton chose this week to announce a forthcoming book by former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, which it dubs "the ultimate insider's memoir of the global financial...
  • CBS beats expectations but first-quarter revenue falls 4%

    CBS beats expectations but first-quarter revenue falls 4%
    CBS Corp. turned in record first-quarter earnings, surpassing analysts' expectations. However, revenue slipped at the broadcasting giant. CBS had a tough comparison because the year-earlier period was boosted by CBS' broadcast of the Super Bowl, which...
  • Joshua Ferris' 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour' curiously provokes

    Joshua Ferris' 'To Rise Again at a Decent Hour' curiously provokes
    Paul O'Rourke is a quintessentially contemporary protagonist — of a certain sort. He's a dentist, and a good one, with a practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a condo overlooking the Brooklyn Promenade. He's a Red Sox fan, wrestling...
  • Mariano Rivera sticks mostly to softball in his memoir, 'The Closer'

    Mariano Rivera sticks mostly to softball in his memoir, 'The Closer'
    No sport engenders more discussion than baseball as to who, historically, is best at what. So it's a feat among feats that Mariano Rivera is regarded as baseball's all-time greatest closer by pretty much everyone who has ever pondered, for five seconds,...
  • News Corp. Revenues Fall With Slower Ad Sales

    News Corp. said that its revenues in its most recent quarter fell 5% to $2.08 billion, reflecting foreign currency fluctuations and continued sluggish advertising revenues as its newspapers. The company said that its third-quarter net income fell to...
  • Amazon delaying shipments of books from Hachette, publisher says

    Mariano Rivera can throw a 90 mph fastball, but his brand new memoir "The Closer" is moving much slower for Amazon shoppers. It will take Amazon two to five weeks to ship his book, which was published Tuesday. Yet local retailers have it in stock and...
  • For some authors, it's a tour de farce

    For some authors, it's a tour de farce
    When Baltimore writer Rafael Alvarez was driving around the country peddling his books, he sold a collection of his newspaper articles and short stories to a drunken farmer in a men's room outside Memphis, Tenn. He's spent countless nights sleeping in his...
  • Punter Chris Kluwe lacks an NFL job, but he isn't finished kicking

     Punter Chris Kluwe lacks an NFL job, but he isn't finished kicking
    The footballs boom off his foot, sailing high and far, the equivalent of 45, even 50 yards beyond a line of scrimmage. And when the kicker eases up a bit to concentrate on location, he rolls punts within three feet of each other. If Chris Kluwe had...