Arts & Entertainment

A ‘tantalizing’ theory from Stephen King’s son: Shark thriller ‘Jaws’ holds the clue to an unsolved 1974 murder

The worlds he conjures are full of terror and mischief. One of the novellas in his latest book, “Strange Weather,” tells of a gun massacre. Another recounts a bout of inclement weather that sends...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Hemingway story from 1956 published for first time

NEW YORK – The themes and trappings are familiar for an Ernest Hemingway narrative: Paris, wartime, talk of books and wine and the scars of battle. But the story itself has been little known beyond...

DATE: Aug. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: Sherlock Holmes may not have been a real crime-fighter, but his creator was

Even now, it is said, people still send letters to Sherlock Holmes, asking for the great detective’s help in solving a crime or righting an injustice. In the past, some of these requests would be...

DATE: July 10, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

New kids’ book explores country’s national parks

Durango author Kate Siber has recently published her first children’s book, National Parks of the U.S.A. This book is beautifully executed with wonderful illustrations by Los Angeles artist Chris...

DATE: July 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: How the Grateful Dead survived Jerry Garcia’s death

There is already a small collection of books about the Grateful Dead, from bassist Phil Lesh’s memoir, Searching for the Sound, to Home Before Daylight, an insider account by longtime roadie Steve...

DATE: June 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Farmington comic book shop fills Four Corners niche

FARMINGTON – Stepping into Farmington’s Tales of Tomorrow is like traveling to another era. In fact, upon entering the store, the first sound a customer hears is the door-swoosh sound effect of the...

DATE: June 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

NEW YORK – Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of Portnoy’s Complaint to the elegiac lyricism of American...

DATE: May 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: What Stephen King gets right – and wrong – in The Outsider

Reading a Stephen King novel is like climbing behind the wheel of a classic, unrepentantly American-made car. One glance at the fuzzy dice hanging from the mirror tells you that you’re in for a...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, pioneer of celebrity Q&A, goes bankrupt and shuts down

Andy Warhol was so in love with his tape recorder that he sometimes called it “my wife.” He took it everywhere he went, taping pretty much every phone call he made. So when he founded inter/VIEW in...

DATE: May 22, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Local’s mystery series returns

Local author Scott Graham continues his successful National Park Mystery Series with book four, Yosemite Fall. The spectacular setting of the granite cliffs of Yosemite Valley frame the...

DATE: May 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Tom Wolfe, apostle of ‘New Journalism’ who captured extravagance of his times, dies at 88

The birth of the literary movement known as New Journalism can be traced to one coffee-fueled episode in 1963: Tom Wolfe’s all-nighter. He had been sent to California by Esquire magazine to report...

DATE: May 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books

Eric Idle looks at the bright side of (his own) life

NEW YORK – Eric Idle is writing a memoir, and Monty Python fans can guess the title: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life. “We used to be babe magnets. Now we’re fridge magnets,” Idle said in a...

DATE: April 28, 2018 | CATEGORY: Books