| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:34 PM
In 2012,the first World Book Night celebration in America will give away bestsellers by Stephen King, Patti Smith, Rebecca Skloot, Suzanne Collins and more, for free....
| Jan 30, 2010
| 4:33 PM
If you want to buy Hilary Mantel's popular, prizewinning "Wolf Hall" from Amazon.com today, you'll be getting it from some third-party vendor. Same for Orson Scott Card's "Hidden Empire" and the Hungry Girl cookbooks. In the place where the Amazon......
| Feb 21, 2013
| 4:01 PM
A Baltimore comic store has joined the growing public outcry over DC Comics' decision to hire a gay-marriage opponent and author to write part of the coming "Adventures of Superman" series.
Joining many shops nationwide, Gorilla King Comics in Fells...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:04 AM
It's hard to imagine that gay marriage and Superman could be wrapped into a controversy, but that's happening across the nation as DC Comics launches a new line of comic books featuring Clark Kent's alter ego.
One of the authors signed on for the...
| Feb 13, 2013
This week has been a tough one for me, both as a fan of comics & science fiction AND as a professional writer. See, for the last few days, comic book readers have been debating DC Comics’ hiring of Orson Scott Card to write a Superman story for...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
One thing to know about our book club
We are the Saint Patrick High School Book Discussion Groups. Marilyn Wenzel, head librarian for 21 years, started the book discussion groups in 1999 when Mayor Richard M. Daley declared that every school should have...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:49 AM
We are a group of mothers and sons in Riverside who have met since summer 2002.
Our sons were all friends entering fourth grade, and one of the moms suggested starting a book club for the boys. We all thought she was crazy because we didn’t think...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 12:17 PM
Award-winning poet and Virginia Tech professor Nikki Giovanni will give a free talk at Hampton's Thomas Nelson Community College Oct. 4 as part of a series organized by Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium.
Giovanni has been called the "Princess of...
| Oct 17, 2012
Some times you just have to drop everything to pursue your dreams, right? That's what Jean Latz Griffin decided to do when she stepped away from the world of news media and founded her own company called CyberINK.
If you check out the site...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:54 PM
As Lucy Kobbs turned the final page of the seventh and last book in the "Harry Potter" series, she took a pencil to the wall beside her bed and memorialized the end of an era: 7/22/07, 3:20 a.m.
"It's one of those books that will stick with me for life,"...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 10:13 AM
Plan your week with our guide to everything going on through 1/22.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
A Dangerous Method
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
Alcatraz (series premiere; 8 p.m.; Fox)