Arts & Entertainment

Encore! New ‘Angelina Ballerina’ books in the works

NEW YORK – The beloved “Angelina Ballerina” picture books series is getting an encore. Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing announced Monday that a reissue of the original book, “Angelina...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

NEW YORK – Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” “Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Author: ‘I just sit down and let it roll’

Durangoan Ed Lehner has a lot on his plate. The retired professor is a luthier, poet, does work as an instrument repairman for the Be Frank Foundation and is a self-proclaimed “kind of a hack”...

DATE: July 26, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Oliver Stone writing memoir, scheduled for 2020

NEW YORK – Oliver Stone has some memories to share, not all of them happy. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced Monday that it had acquired a memoir by the Oscar-winning filmmaker. The book,...

DATE: July 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

MAD magazine to leave newsstands this fall

BURBANK, Calif. – Long-running satirical publication MAD Magazine will be leaving newsstands this fall. The humor magazine will still be available in comic shops and through mail to subscribers...

DATE: July 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: The books to read to get you into the Fourth of July spirit

The beer is bobbing in an ice-filled cooler, the grill has been spit-polished for battle, the kids are equipped with sparklers: It’s the Fourth of July, and all you need before the guests arrive is...

DATE: July 3, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Review: Local author demystifies end of life

When embarking on the writing of a book, an author must consider how large of an audience the subject matter will draw. In “What does it feel like to die?” (Kensington Publishing, June 2019),...

DATE: June 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Native American writer Joy Harjo is named U.S. Poet Laureate

“My role as a poet is as a healer,” said Joy Harjo. “Poetry is a healing force.” The 68-year-old Native American writer first felt that restorative power during a difficult time early in her life. ...

DATE: June 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

‘Moby-Dick’ fan sailed from Italy to Nantucket – ending 1,500 feet short

In April 2018, septuagenarian Vittorio Fabris set out for what he thought would be a solitary 20,000-mile journey around the world. Inspired by “Moby-Dick,” he planned to spend 1½ years...

DATE: June 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Blake Crouch’s new novel worth the ‘time’

Durango author Blake Crouch will launch his newest novel, “Recursion,” at El Moro next week. With “Recursion,” Crouch is continuing his literary journey by blending mystery, thriller and science...

DATE: June 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Tony Horwitz, ‘Confederates in the Attic’ author, dies at 60

BOSTON – Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the best-selling author of “Confederates in the Attic,” has died. He was 60. Sarah Hutson, director of publicity at Penguin Press,...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: ‘My Favorite Murder’ co-hosts Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are expanding their empire

“True crime has always been popular,” Karen Kilgariff says. The fascination may be as old as murder itself, “but now people are acknowledging it instead of hiding in their houses watching four...

DATE: May 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Books

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