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  • Hilary Mantel's short-story collection long on controversy

    Hilary Mantel's short-story collection long on controversy
    The title story of Hilary Mantel's new collection was embargoed, then published simultaneously in the Guardian and the New York Times newspapers, and now has conservative British politicians calling for her arrest. Has any short-story collection ever...
  • Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel

    Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel
    If fans of the British royals had their way, celebrated British novelist Hilary Mantel would have been boiled in oil last year when she said in a speech that the Duchess of Cambridge — half of the couple best known as Will and Kate — was a...
  • Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

    Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James
    "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for Rolling Stone who's on assignment in the island country and...
  • JFK picture on side of Dallas tour bus draws ire, threats

    JFK picture on side of Dallas tour bus draws ire, threats
    A Dallas tour company is being heavily criticized for the placement of a photo of President John F. Kennedy on the side of one of its buses.  The owner of Dallas City Tour said he received so much negative feedback, and even threats, he was forced to...
  • Hulu Orders Stephen King's '11/22/63' Kennedy-Assassination Thriller Series from J.J. Abrams

    Hulu has placed a direct-to-series order for "11/22/63," a nine-hour adaptation of Stephen King's time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination, from J.J. Abrams and Warner Bros. Television. The miniseries, based on King's best-selling 2011 novel...
  • Israel says it has killed 2 men suspected in slayings of 3 teens

    Israel says it has killed 2 men suspected in slayings of 3 teens
    Israeli troops shot dead two Palestinians in the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday and the military said they were members of Hamas responsible for the killing of three Israeli youths in June, an attack that led to the Gaza war. Marwan Kawasme and...
  • Fall promises bounty of great new books

    Fall promises bounty of great new books
    Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we...
  • Write Stuff: Congressman James Clyburn Giving Book Talk At Stowe Center

    Write Stuff: Congressman James Clyburn Giving Book Talk At Stowe Center
    U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn will discuss his new book, "Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black" (University of South Carolina Press, $34.95) on Sunday, Sept. 21,  at 5 p.m. at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, 77 Forest St., Hartford. U.S....
  • Touched by history: Meeting a witness to WWI assassination

    Touched by history: Meeting a witness to WWI assassination
    Sometimes history punches you right in the face, and there's no time to duck. It happened to me when I was a teenager in Vienna, accompanying my parents on a business trip. My dad's local contact -- Dr. Radler -- piled us into his Mercedes for a Sunday...
  • North Korea files U.N. complaint over Seth Rogen film 'The Interview'

    North Korea files U.N. complaint over Seth Rogen film 'The Interview'
    North Korea has taken its case against Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming movie "The Interview" all the way to the United Nations. In a letter to the U.N. dated June 27 but made public this week, North Korea accused the United States of sponsoring...
  • North Korea denounces James Franco and Seth Rogen's Kim Jong Un movie

    Perhaps it was only a matter of time before James Franco found himself in the middle of an international incident. The multi-hyphenate actor and provocateur's upcoming comedy, "The Interview," about the attempted assassination of North Korean dictator...