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  • 'The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican' by Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner

    'The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo's Forbidden Messages in the Heart of the Vatican' by Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner
    MICHELANGELO studied the Kabbalah and Talmud? It's all right there, above our heads, as Benjamin Blech and Roy Doliner demonstrate in their fascinating study of the Sistine Chapel, "The Sistine Secrets" (HarperOne: 336 pp., $26.95). I understand the...
  • Strange creatures: Nicholas Christopher's 'The Bestiary'

    Strange creatures: Nicholas Christopher's 'The Bestiary'
    ++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ The Bestiary A Novel Nicholas Christopher The Dial Press: 308 pp., $25 With the hunt for an exotic lost book as a story line, one might assume that Nicholas Christopher's "The Bestiary" is in the same...
  • Our unending fascination with secrecy

    Our unending fascination with secrecy
    Fears of conspiracies and mysterious cabals are nothing new -- that's what Arthur Goldwag illustrates in "Cults, Conspiracies and Secret Societies" (Vintage Books: $16 paper). The book is part compendium/part commentary on the numerous organizations and...
  • 'The Lost Symbol'

    'The Lost Symbol'
    The wait is over. "The Lost Symbol," the follow-up to Dan Brown's 2003 mega-seller, "The Da Vinci Code," is here -- and you don't have to be a Freemason to enjoy it (although it wouldn't hurt). Like "Angels and Demons," published in 2000, and "The Da...
  • Is American fiction dead?

     
    Yes, J.D. Salinger is dead; he died Jan. 27, exactly a year after the death of John Updike. And yes, we lost Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer in 2007. But do four deceased literary lions constitute a death sentence for......
  • SeaWorld Orlando trainer dies in orca incident

     
    An incident involving an orca left a SeaWorld Orlando marine mammal trainer dead Wednesday. The identity of the victim has not been released, although SeaWorld president Dan Brown confirmed during a news conference that it was a senior female trainer........
  • SeaWorld faces public relations challenge in wake of trainer's orca death

     
    MIAMI — After decades of cultivating a corporate image around one of the ocean's greatest predators, SeaWorld managers must reassure visitors that a killer whale's fatal mauling of its trainer doesn't mean the parks aren't safe. Veteran trainer Dawn...
  • Publishers Weekly's surprising sales tally for 2009

     
    Publishers Weekly's final tally of 2009 books sales has a few surprises. Who would have guessed that California author Lisa See was selling as many books as E.L. Doctorow and Margaret Atwood put together? Or that political tomes from Sarah......
  • Finalists announced for the 2009 Story Prize

     
    Three first-time authors rose above the competition to become finalists for the 2009 Story Prize, an annual award given to a book of short fiction. Daniyal Mueenuddin’s “In Other Rooms, Other Wonders,” Victoria Patterson’s “Drift” and Wells...
  • Mona Lisa had eyebrows, art expert says

     
    Someone alert Dan Brown. The novelist's best-selling "The Da Vinci Code" contained many conjectures about the history and provenance of the "Mona Lisa" -- many of which have been dismissed as pure nonsense by scholars and religious figures. Now comes........
  • Food fight: Sarah Palin ticks off vegetarians and vegans in her new book, 'Going Rogue'

     
    Sarah Palin's highly anticipated book, "Going Rogue," is not likely to win any literary awards, but it's very likely to sell a gazillion copies. (It's currently Amazon's No. 1 bestselling book, besting even the likes of Stephen King and Dan......