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Twitter retaliation: Stephen King blocks Trump from ‘It’

BANGOR, Maine – Stephen King is retaliating against President Donald Trump for blocking him on Twitter. In a post late Thursday, the Maine horror author said he would block Trump from seeing the...

DATE: Aug. 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Book World: Actor Bruce Campbell offers an engaging master class in schlock

“Frankly, I can never be far enough from Hollywood,” wrote lantern-jawed Bruce Campbell in his 2001 memoir If Chins Could Kill. Now, in this variety pack of “further confessions” titled Hail to the...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Stew Mosberg releases book of short stories

Stew Mosberg didn’t start off as a published writer. The Brooklyn, New York, native had spent his first career in package design and branding in Manhattan. It was during that time that he first...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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For the biggest Sherlock Holmes fans, the best account of Baker Street mania

In 2002, at the end of a festive January evening, I was made a member of the Baker Street Irregulars, a literary society devoted to Sherlock Holmes. As part of what is called an investiture, a new...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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MAD magazine skewers Trumpcare with an Al Jaffee ‘fold-in’

Al Jaffee, at age 96, has a few words for Donald Trump about how the president is handling health care. A few pictures, too. Jaffee is not only the longest-working cartoonist in comics history, as...

DATE: Aug. 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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George RR Martin working on next ‘Song of Ice and Fire’

NEW YORK – George RR Martin says the next “Song of Ice and Fire” book has a real chance of coming out in 2018. But don’t count on it yet. In a weekend posting on his website, Martin wrote that he’s...

DATE: July 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Sherman Alexie to speak Friday in Santa Fe

SANTA FE – Native American writer Sherman Alexie is scheduled to speak in Santa Fe after announcing he was canceling a book tour from his new intense memoir about his mother. The Seattle poet and...

DATE: July 27, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Toni Morrison, Joan Didion among those in PEN online archive

NEW YORK – Toni Morrison moderating a discussion about writing in the Soviet Union. Joan Didion defending Salman Rushdie against an Iranian death decree. Pablo Neruda explaining the role of the...

DATE: July 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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2 new Harry Potter books set to be published in October

LONDON – Two new books from the Harry Potter universe are set to be released as part of a British exhibition that celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the series. The British Library’s...

DATE: July 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Book World: The pain, and weirdness, of Sherman Alexie’s mother’s life and death

In May 2015, author Sherman Alexie’s mother, Lillian, was rushed to the hospital from her home on the Spokane Indian Reservation after she found it difficult to breathe. One month later, his mother...

DATE: July 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Brooke Williams’ new book more than a memoir

Brooke Williams’ most recent book, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors & Wilderness Meet, is classified as a memoir. But it is more. Williams has been an active conservationist working for the...

DATE: July 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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Oprah picks debut novel Behold the Dreamers for book club

NEW YORK – Imbolo Mbue, whose debut novel Behold the Dreamers is Oprah Winfrey’s latest selection, owes her career in part to the talk-show host. “Years ago, I went to the library one day in Falls...

DATE: July 1, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books