| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Did you know that August is Read-a-Romance month? Neither did I, until a few days ago. I couldn’t let the month pass entirely, however, without giving a nod to commercial fiction’s most popular genre and the many romance authors who make...
| Jul 15, 2013
As we've written in the past, the main goal of Writers' Block is to bring local authors to the attention of our readers. This week, however, we're turning the tables. We want to know what books made your reading lists this summer.
I'll start. I'm...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:50 AM
Freebie Friday morphs into Shopping Saturday! Our fabulous freebie free-for-all goes coupon crazy so you can save at your all fave stores. Plus, we have dining deals and fun things to do so you can keep on saving right through the weekend.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Last summer, Baltimore writer Justin Sirois was mentally and physically exhausted, and his work was to blame.
The 34-year-old's debut novel, 2012's "Falcons on the Floor," attempted to humanize Fallujah's bloody war scene. "The Last Book of Baghdad,"...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 1:05 AM
SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday reported a surprise loss in the second quarter, as higher revenue was not enough to make up for rising operating expenses. The world's largest online retailer has been spending heavily on order fulfillment and...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Google stole tech headlines this week with the unveiling of the Chromecast and second-generation Nexus 7, but it made another important announcement that flew under the radar: Google Play Textbooks.
The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said it will...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:51 AM
Here's Tuesday's list of hot deals. Get 'em while they last:
Amazon Local: $7 buys you $30 to spend on Dolphins, Hurricanes or Marlins tickets at ScoreBig.com; expires in 16 days.
Amazon.com: $70 off all Kindle Fires for student members; Kindle Fire...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
MEMO TO: JEFF BEZOS
FROM: PETER BART
When I first learned that you had quietly (and quickly) annexed the Washington Post, I was, like many newsmen, baffled and even angered. In former years I had worked for two family-owned newspapers, the New York Times...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Beyond the basic pencils and books exist a wealth of cool tools for school.
10. Slap Rulers
They've been selling for years, but slap-on rulers are still trending. A bendy, easily portable ruler beats a wooden one any day. $2.99 at Target, or http://...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:25 AM
Creating some competition for AT&T, Kindle-maker Amazon.com Inc. tried out a proposed new wireless service earlier this year, Bloomberg reported.
With companies such as Amazon, Netflix and Google providing a growing array of data-hogging video services,...
| Sep 1, 2013
Every now and then I make a list of things I've liked lately. Here's one for the fading summer.
A steamy dusk, a cold beer and the cicadas blasting their raucous lullaby. That's summer paradise, Chicago-style. And as long as the cicadas...