Sunday, January 19, 2014
Most books published in Norway before 2001 are going online for free thanks to an initiative that may have found the formula to reconcile authors with the web.
The Devil wears Prada? Not anymore. Now the Devil pens Prada. The Italian leather brand Prada has successfully held its first literature competition, with winners flying to New York for an awards ceremony. The winning stories were launched on Prada's official website at the end of December.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Ambitious Chinese youngsters have long sought to learn from Western economic theories and best practice, so why don't they tap into wisdom closer to home?
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.