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  • Hillary Rodham Clinton storms to the top -- of bestseller lists

    Hillary Rodham Clinton is on top. On top of bestseller lists, that is. "Hard Choices," Clinton's memoir, has sold more than 100,000 copies during its first week on sale, publisher Simon & Schuster told the Associated Press. The book covers her years...
  • 'Deep' follows free divers to plumb oceans' depths

    'Deep' follows free divers to plumb oceans' depths
    Journalist and adventure junkie James Nestor surfed at the Arctic Circle two years before he came across competitive freediving — plunging hundreds of feet into the ocean on a single breath without scuba gear. On assignment for Outdoor magazine in...
  • Amazon and Hachette: The dispute in 13 easy steps

    An unusually public battle is being waged between Amazon and one of America's top five publishers, Hachette. Why the rancor? Here's what you need to know. 1. What is Hachette? Although Hachette publishes about 1,000 books a year, you've probably...
  • Knight Arts Challenge: 75 grant finalists named

    Knight Arts Challenge: 75 grant finalists named
    Fort Lauderdale’s FAT Village, the Lake Worth Community Redevelopment Agency and a Broward County poetry “Super Bowl” by the Jason Taylor Foundation are among the finalists announced Tuesday morning for a Knight Arts Challenge grant in...
  • Brando Skyhorse's 'Take This Man' looks back at a screwed-up childhood

    Brando Skyhorse's 'Take This Man' looks back at a screwed-up childhood
    If your name were Brando Skyhorse, you'd probably get a lot of practice telling your life story. You might wish you could just tell the story once, really well, and put it behind you. At least one person's name is Brando Skyhorse, and he's written a...
  • Small moments have big meaning in Stuart Dybek's stories

    Small moments have big meaning in Stuart Dybek's stories
    Stuart Dybek's stories occupy a territory somewhere between Vladimir Nabokov and Nelson Algren — beguiled by the play of language but also gritty and specific, fundamentally urban at their core. This makes sense, I suppose: Born in 1942, a...
  • Amazon.com launches Prime Music, an ad-free streaming service

    Amazon.com Inc. has joined the hotly contested online music streaming business by launching its own service that is free of ads but light on songs. Prime Music is available free for subscribers of Amazon Prime, the company's $99-a-year membership...
  • 'Do Fathers Matter?' attempts to redefine 21st century fatherhood

    'Do Fathers Matter?' attempts to redefine 21st century fatherhood
    On March 16, 1777, John Adams took a break from his work on the Articles of Confederation to pen a brief missive to his youngest son, 5-year old Thomas. "I believe I must make a physician of you," wrote the Massachusetts delegate to the Second Continental...
  • Father's Day book buying: an adventure story

    Father's Day book buying: an adventure story
    Buying anyone a book as a gift can be a potentially fraught experience, but it’s especially difficult to get your dad something. I’ll never forget the time my father opened a package containing Erik Larson’s excellent “In the...
  • Nina Lacour's 'Everything Leads to You' captures young love in L.A.

    Nina Lacour's 'Everything Leads to You' captures young love in L.A.
    Nina LaCour's new novel, "Everything Leads to You," is a modern Los Angeles love story in which friendship and attraction cross lines of class, ethnicity and sexuality and where young people find real pleasure, drama and creative possibilities in work....
  • Amazon update: Time Warner faces Hachette-style order delays

    As the dispute between Amazon and Hachette dragged into its sixth week, the online retailer has turned its anti-shopping tactics against another target: Time Warner.  Forthcoming DVD and Blu-ray releases from Warner Home Video, including "The Lego...