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  • Books in America are full of swear words: the more recent, the more profane

    Books in America are full of swear words: the more recent, the more profane

    It's not just your @#%& imagination: American books have gotten a lot more profane over the last six decades, according to a study led by a San Diego State University psychology professor. A team of scholars reports that there's been a “dramatic” increase in curse words in American literature since...

  • Fiona the baby hippo will star in a children's book

    Fiona the baby hippo will star in a children's book

    Fiona, the adorable baby hippopotamus who stole the hearts of animal lovers after she was born prematurely at an Ohio zoo, is getting her very own children's book, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. The book will be penned by Thane Maynard, director of the Cincinnati Zoo and author of books including...

  • Money talk for writers and other creatives with 90X90LA

    Money talk for writers and other creatives with 90X90LA

    In a city as inspiring — and expensive — as Los Angeles, how can artists preserve their creative integrity while maintaining the bottom line? That was the subject discussed Tuesday night at the Annenberg Community Beach House, fittingly on the former site of a 100-room mansion built by the phenomenally...

  • Must-reads and where to be read on this week's literary web

    Must-reads and where to be read on this week's literary web

    Don't you want to know what's happening online and in Los Angeles in the world of books?

  • Farm with barn that inspired 'Charlotte's Web' hits the market at $3.7 million

    Farm with barn that inspired 'Charlotte's Web' hits the market at $3.7 million

    A 44-acre saltwater farm in Maine where E.B. White wrote “Charlotte's Web” is up for sale for $3.7 million. The Brooklin home where White lived until his death in 1985 includes a barn that was the setting for the beloved children's book featuring a pig named Wilbur and a spider named Charlotte....

  • Judith Jones dies at 93; changed American cuisine by publishing Julia Child

    Judith Jones dies at 93; changed American cuisine by publishing Julia Child

    Judith Jones, a consummate literary editor who helped revolutionize American cuisine by publishing Julia Child and other groundbreaking cookbook authors, worked for decades with John Updike and Anne Tyler and helped introduce English-language readers to "The Diary of Anne Frank," has died at age...

  • James Comey gets a book deal

    James Comey gets a book deal

    James Comey, the FBI director whose firing by President Trump earlier this year set off a political firestorm, will publish a book next spring with Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers. Comey served as FBI director from 2013 until he was fired by Trump on May 9, 2017. He learned he...

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