| Oct 3, 2014
| 11:00 AM
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...
| Oct 3, 2014
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...
| Oct 3, 2014
"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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:05 PM
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...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 6:23 AM
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...
| Sep 5, 2014
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...
| Sep 21, 2014
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....
| Jun 24, 2014
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 5:21 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
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...