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  • 'Treasure Island' author Robert Louis Stevenson returns

    'Treasure Island' author Robert Louis Stevenson returns
    A brief, long-lost essay by "Treasure Island" author Robert Louis Stevenson will be published on Friday, the Associated Press reports. The essay will appear in the Strand magazine, a mystery fiction quarterly out of Birmingham, Mich. The Strand has previously uncovered famous authors' unpublished works.
  • Where to stay in San Francisco on the relatively cheap

     Where to stay in San Francisco on the relatively cheap
    Your choices in San Francisco hotels are overwhelming. The prices can be too. So during our staff visit to the City by the Bay, we looked for reasonably priced hotels that had charm, location or both. We came back with 14 ideas on places to bed down. It's...

    ‘Looper’: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rian Johnson are a tight team

     
    It's late afternoon on a sweltering day in Hollywood, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt and writer-director Rian Johnson have just finished recording ...

    88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?

    Ten Most Wanted

     
    A year in crime fiction, curated by Mysterious Bookshop maestro Otto Penzler