Monday, April 27, 2015
A new tell-all book that details what led to Spanish King Juan Carlos giving up the throne would never have been published just a few years ago in a Spain still deferential to the royal family, experts said.
Friday, April 24, 2015
M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of the Norton Anthology of English Literature and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century's most acclaimed works of criticism, has died. He was 102.
Monday, April 20, 2015
Taichung City will be holding "Stationing 100 Masters in Schools" (當全世界都在閱讀－百師入學) in celebration of World Book Day 2015, from April 9 to the end of the year. The eight-month event will invite 100 famous writers, poets and celebrities, and station them in schools, cultural places and libraries all over Taichung to inspire students and residents alike.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Call it the invasion of the Sad Puppies.
Friday, April 17, 2015
Revelations that one of the world's most famous modern architects, Le Corbusier, was a "fascist" with links to France's WWII collaborationist Vichy regime have been published just ahead of a major Paris exhibition of his work.
Pakistani activist for female education and Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai could visit Taiwan, possibly as early as August this year, said a government-funded foundation that has invited the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner to the country.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano, an icon of the Latin American left who chronicled the region's injustices in a career that spanned decades and crossed genres, died Monday at age 74.
Chucky Taylor's 2008 trial in Miami federal court was a sort of homecoming for a young man whose adolescence in Florida had been like so many others bored with the suburbs and longing for absent fathers.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
Ivan Doig, an award-winning author whose books set in his native Montana made him one of the most respected writers of the American West, has died. He was 75.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Eva Gabrielsson doesn't mince her words: continuing the wildly successful Millennium trilogy written by her late partner Stieg Larsson is a mistake and should never have happened.