Books and literature

June 25, 2019 - 3:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A collection of 19 first-edition copies of the founding document of Alcoholics Anonymous, known to adherents as the "Big Book," will be auctioned off in Los Angeles next month. The auction house Profiles in History said Tuesday that the collection will be part of a single lot...
Read More
June 23, 2019 - 5:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer Judith Krantz, whose sexy, million-selling novels such as "Scruples" engrossed readers worldwide, has died at age 91. Her son Tony Krantz says his mother died Saturday at her Bel-Air home of natural causes. Krantz wrote for magazines like Cosmopolitan and Ladies Home...
Read More
June 22, 2019 - 11:59 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A longtime advocate and employee of the University of New Mexico University Libraries is donating his collection of rare George Orwell books. The university announced last week that professor and curator emeritus Russ Davidson has agreed to donate his Orwell book collection...
Read More
June 20, 2019 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naomi Wolf says she has no hard feelings about the BBC interviewer who pointed out errors in her new book, "Outrages," which has been delayed for release in the U.S. over her objections. Wolf spoke Thursday night at the Strand Book Store in Manhattan. Publisher Houghton Mifflin...
Read More
Mike Casey, Exhibits Project Manager at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum, moves the newly acquired Bible that belonged to Abraham Lincoln in his final year of life, into an exhibit at the museum following a press conference announcing its arrival Thursday, June 20, 2019, in Springfield, Ill. Mary Lincoln gave the Bible to family friend Noyes W. Miner in 1872 and it remained in the family's possession until they donated it to the museum. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum Conservator Bonnie Parr and Carla Smith, registrar for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, are at left. (Ted Schurter/The State Journal-Register via AP)
June 20, 2019 - 4:56 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Bible given to Abraham Lincoln in the final months of the Civil War ties together the 16th president's budding views on spirituality and his belief that God was calling him to end slavery as well as his widow's labors to solidify his religious standing, historians say...
Read More
FILE - This Sept. 22, 2018 file photo shows singer-songwriter Paul Simon performing in Flushing Meadows Corona Park during the final stop of his Homeward Bound - The Farewell Tour in New York. Simon was honored by the Poetry Society of America and celebrated by reading a couple of poems and singing a few songs. During a dinner benefit Tuesday night, June 18, 2019, at the New York Botanical Garden, Simon and poetry editor Alice Quinn were praised for their love for language. Quinn is the former poetry editor for The New Yorker and is stepping down as the poetry society’s executive editor. Simon is regarded as among the first composers to bring a consciously literary sensibility to rock music.(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
June 19, 2019 - 6:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Simon doesn't care much for requests, but he might ask you to sing along. The singer-songwriter's latest honor came from the Poetry Society of America, which celebrated him Tuesday during a dinner benefit at the New York Botanical Garden. Simon and longtime poetry editor Alice...
Read More
FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi said North Korea is taking the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in a rare op-ed published by a North Korean state newspaper Wednesday, June 19, 2019, a day before Xi visits Pyongyang to meet Kim. (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP, File)
June 19, 2019 - 2:06 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping praised North Korea for moving in the "right direction" by politically resolving issues on the Korean Peninsula in an essay published in both countries' official media Wednesday on the eve of Xi's visit to Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader...
Read More
June 18, 2019 - 10:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Tuesday named Michael Tackett, an award-winning journalist, as deputy bureau chief in Washington, directing coverage of the White House, Congress and politics. The appointment was announced by Julie Pace, AP's chief of bureau in Washington. "Mike cares...
Read More
FILE - In this Friday. Aug. 6, 1999, file photo, Frank A. Bennack, President and CEO of the Hearst Corp., center, announces to the staff of the San Francisco Examiner that the Hearst Corp., publisher of the afternoon Examiner, has bought the San Francisco Chronicle in San Francisco. Former Hearst CEO Bennack is working on a memoir: Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday, June 18, 2019, that Bennack’s “Leave Something on the Table: And Other Surprising Lessons for Success in Business and in Life,” will come out in October 2019. (Katy Raddatz/The San Francisco Examiner via AP)
June 18, 2019 - 6:19 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Hearst CEO Frank Bennack is working on a memoir. Simon & Schuster announced Tuesday that Bennack's "Leave Something on the Table: And Other Surprising Lessons for Success in Business and in Life" will come out in October. According to the publisher, Bennack will share "...
Read More
FILE - In this April 4, 2016 file photo, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Gloria Vanderbilt attend the premiere of "Nothing Left Unsaid" at the Time Warner Center in New York. Vanderbilt, the "poor little rich girl" heiress at the center of a scandalous custody battle of the 1930s and the designer jeans queen of the 1970s and '80s, died on Monday, June 17, 2019, at 95, according to her son, Cooper. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
June 17, 2019 - 3:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Gloria Vanderbilt, the intrepid heiress, artist and romantic who began her extraordinary life as the "poor little rich girl" of the Great Depression, survived family tragedy and multiple marriages and reigned during the 1970s and '80s as a designer jeans pioneer, died Monday at the...
Read More

Pages