Arts & Entertainment

A homecoming for a once-wimpy kid

Jeff Kinney wears his pants properly now, not with the waistband high, up near his belly button. He is no longer skeletal. He certainly doesn’t carry his patrol badge everywhere. And when he...

DATE: Nov. 2, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Delivering Dreams charming

When you are a child, your world is often constrained to home, school and the places you read about in books. A book or a letter becomes an invitation to explore the outside world, a chance to...

DATE: Oct. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Divergent author to tour in January/February for new book

NEW YORK – Veronica Roth wants the tour for her sci-fi/fantasy novel Carve the Mark to be a little like the book itself, a “sojourn” defined by “exploration and curiosity.” “(W)ith each stop on the...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

A new Superman comic honors an artist who died too young

DC Comics is paying tribute to late artist and writer Darwyn Cooke in the pages of Superman No. 8 in a two-part story titled Escape From Dinosaur Island, which arrived Wednesday on newsstands both...

DATE: Oct. 6, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

James Patterson plans new round of bonuses for booksellers

NEW YORK – Employees at independent bookstores can look forward to another round of holiday bonuses from James Patterson. The best-selling author said he plans to distribute $250,000, the same...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Derujinsky’s photographs captured in new book

Gleb Derujinsky was a groundbreaking fashion photographer whose photos could be found in Harper’s Bazaar, Esquire, Look, Life, Glamour, Town and Country and The New York Times Magazine in the...

DATE: Sept. 29, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Springsteen launches book tour in New Jersey

FREEHOLD, N.J. – The Boss came back to his hometown Tuesday, returning to New Jersey and greeting thousands of fans to begin his book tour. Bruce Springsteen fans from all over the world lined up...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

The Gift of Caring an important resource

Only days ago, the lead article on the front page of this very paper exclaimed that this nation is facing a Silver Tsunami. As stated then, readers were informed that baby boomers – those born...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Do you read banned books?

According to the American Library Association, more than 11,300 books have been banned in the United States since 1982. Banning books feels impossible in America, with the First Amendment...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Could a classic X-Men villain provide a clue to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine replacement?

If you believe director Bryan Singer, Hugh Jackman’s upcoming and final performance as Wolverine will be quite sinister. Audio commentary from the recent digital release of “X-Men: Apocalypse” has...

DATE: Sept. 13, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

Looking at the life of prospector Cass Hite

In the desert at twilight, as the heat slowly dissipates, the sky turns cobalt blue and stars peak over canyon walls, I think about lone prospectors who spent years of their lives looking for that...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

He came to D.C. from Nigeria – and created his own African comic-book universe

WASHINGTON – Roye Okupe didn’t read comic books growing up in Lagos, Nigeria. Comic book shops weren’t around. Instead, Okupe was introduced to superheroes through Saturday morning cartoons such as...

DATE: Aug. 24, 2016 | CATEGORY: Books

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