Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Spider-Man is set to be “amazing” again. More than a year after Peter Parker had his body inhabited by the mind of the villainous and hyper-intelligent Otto Octavius, aka Doctor Octopus, Marvel Entertainment's web slinger is getting back inside his own skin.
Nobel prize-winning German writer Gunter Grass, author of “The Tin Drum” and one of Germany's most influential if controversial intellectual figures, has said he is unlikely to write another novel.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Amiri Baraka, the militant man of letters and tireless agitator whose blues-based, fist-shaking poems, plays and criticism made him a provocative and groundbreaking force in American culture, has died. He was 79.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
The future of the public library looks a lot like an Apple Store. Rows of glossy iMacs and iPads beckon. Hundreds of other tablets stand ready for checkout to anyone with a borrowing card.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
It's the kind of puzzle that might have amused Sherlock Holmes himself.
Elizabeth Jane Howard, whose saga of a wealthy English family living in the shadow of war enchanted readers a generation ahead of “Downton Abbey,” died Thursday, her friend and publicist said. She was 90.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
Culture Minister Lung Ying-tai has praised the contributions of renowned Chinese literary critic Hsia Chih-tsing, who died Dec. 29 in New York at the age of 92.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Well-known Chinese writer Xu Zhiyuan has ended his relationship with Kao Chin Su-mei, a Taiwanese lawmaker, but the two remain “good friends,” according to a friend of Xu.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Children's author and illustrator Tomie dePaola tackled a big stack of his books on the table. A longtime fan plunked them down at the book signing — just a sampling of the nearly 250 he's worked on.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Three unpublished stories from reclusive U.S. author J.D. Salinger have been leaked online, with the source apparently an unauthorized book that sold on eBay, Internet news source BuzzFeed reported on Thursday.