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Hefner dreamed of being cartoonist; instead, he changed market for top comic artists

Before he became a publisher of posed flesh and prose, Hugh Hefner dreamed of becoming a cartoonist. Young Hugh knew that the striking visual line could help deliver a message, and so he sketched...

DATE: Sept. 28, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Megafire sheds light on regional problem

Megafire, by Michael Kodas, could not be a more timely, well-researched book written about this huge threat by Mother Nature to those of us living in the western United States. This part of the...

DATE: Sept. 23, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Graphic novel Monsters tops diverse slate of 2017 Ignatz Award winners

Emil Ferris, having brought exquisite craft to her debut graphic novel at age 55, brought extreme gratitude to the stage over the weekend, as she was twice honored at the 2017 Ignatz Awards in...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

Book World: Tale by Stephen King and son

Some dads take their boys fishing, some throw around a ball. Stephen King and his son imagine a plague that knocks out half of Earth’s population. That’s essentially the plot of Sleeping Beauties,...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

New novels bring thrills to West

Now is a great time for fans of characters and books about the West. Two of the best writers who shine a light on our part of the nation have published new novels. C.J. Box’s Paradise Valley,...

DATE: Aug. 31, 2017 | CATEGORY: Books

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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