Author and illustrator Norman Bridwell died on Friday, Dec. 12, in Martha’s Vineyard at age 86. His publisher, Scholastic, announced the news
Four of my favorites this year were story collections, which I suppose makes sense, given that stories take less time to read and are therefore a less intimidating enterprise for a new mother operating on very little sleep.
Norman Bridwell, creator of Clifford The Big Red Dog, has died. He was 86. Bridwell published the first Clifford book in 1963, landing at Scholastic after being rejected by nine other publishing houses. Ultimately, he wrote more than 150 books for the publisher, and more than 129 million copies of those books are in print in more than 13 languages. Show More Summary
In light of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence's recently released "Committee Study of the Central Intelligence Agency's Detention and Interrogation Program," conveniently timed to coincide with the annual onslaught of the literary...Show More Summary
He ain’t got time to bleed, but apparently he does got time to file lawsuits. Jesse (formerly “The Body”) Ventura has filed a suit against HarperCollins, the publisher of American Sniper, for defamation of character. Ventura claims that a derogatory story written about him within the book never took place. Show More Summary
Fred Schruers and I discuss his Billy Joel: The definitive Biography (Crown).
The new Captain America is black. Thor is a woman, Spider-Man is part-Puerto Rican and Ms. Marvel is Muslim.
Tired of a pedantic approach to word origins?Try this for size. Our goal is to both educate and entertain. There's no better place to begin than with the language we use. So let's start there. Book One of fifteen books of educational comics by Larry Paros. More educational comics by Larry Paros - insomanywords.net
With a Broadway theater suddenly available, producers of the new musical comedy "Something Rotten!" dropped plans for a run in Seattle.
When Neil Gaiman announced that he would be once again returning to his much beloved comic book series The Sandman with a
The book is partly about a aging porn director, partly about a young couple absently plotting revenge against a cop, partly about a former paramedic's crime.
More than 400 titles of digitized sheet music from the Smithsonian's collection are being offered for sale online, with profits to help support archival work.
My sister, Cassandra, is an archeologist with the Parks Department in Montgomery County, Maryland. Lately, she has been supervising the excavation of a local farm where Josiah Henson had lived and worked as a slave during the first decades of the nineteenth century. Show More Summary
Plagiarism, file sharing, inauthenticity and insincerity. Vivacious American poet, Kenneth Goldsmith, was unfazed about entertaining the White House: "I just said the things that I normally say." When American poet, Kenneth Goldsmith,...Show More Summary
Meet the playful American poet Kenneth Goldsmith, who demonstrates how poetry is all around us -- you just need to open your eyes to it, the way Goldsmith does in this video. With the poem, 'French Writer Wins Nobel,' Kenneth Goldsmith...Show More Summary
Big Hero 6 Directed By : Don Hall and Chris Williams Written By: Jordan Roberts and Daniel Gerson Genre : ANIMATED Rated : PG Time : 102 min Starring : Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, and Damon Wayans Jr. Show More Summary
The British network ITV is moving forward with a 13-part adaptation.
“Idea #2: Book opens to reveal it is hollow, contains one medium-sized onion. Review: ‘Multilayered… had me in tears.'” How to write a first novel that gets praised in the New York Times.
Museums including the Louvre will join Artsy, which lets users browse more than 230,000 artworks.
Of all the obscure properties for Marvel to resurrect as part of Marvel Now!, there were few less likely candidates than The Deadly Foes Of Spider-Man. For those who don’t remember, Deadly Foes was a 1991 miniseries dedicated to Spider-Man’s—well, okay, not his deadliest—foes. Show More Summary