Nonfiction

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2012 file photo, Christopher Kennedy Lawford appears at the LA Friendly House Luncheon in Beverly Hills, Calif. Patrick Kennedy says Lawford died of a heart attack on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, in Vancouver. He was 63. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for LA friendly House/File)
September 05, 2018 - 5:48 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Author and actor Christopher Kennedy Lawford, who was born into political and Hollywood royalty, sank into substance abuse and addiction and rose to become a well-known advocate for sobriety and recovery, has died. Lawford died of a heart attack Tuesday in Vancouver, Canada...
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This combination photo shows actress and activist Amber Tamblyn at TBS' Full Frontal with Samantha Bee For Your Consideration event in New York on May 14, 2018, and the cover art for her upcoming book, "Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution." The book, a collection of stories about her life and political and cultural views, will be released in March. (AP/Crown Archetype)
September 05, 2018 - 1:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Amber Tamblyn, the actress, feminist and #MeToo activist, is working on a book of essays. Archetype announced Wednesday that it will publish Tamblyn's "Era of Ignition" in March. Tamblyn will combine stories about her life with her political and cultural views in what Archetype is...
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Leslie Mathews, left, and Emma Lockridge sit in New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Aretha Franklin, the undisputed "Queen of Soul" who sang with matchless style on such classics as "Think," ''I Say a Little Prayer" and her signature song, "Respect," and stood as a cultural icon around the globe, died Thursday at age 76 from pancreatic cancer. C.L. Franklin, her father, had been pastor at the church that Franklin learned the gospel fundamentals that would make her a soul institution. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
August 17, 2018 - 1:24 am
DETROIT (AP) — To the rest of the world, she was the "Queen of Soul" — a woman whose strong and soulful voice could effortlessly jump multiple octaves whether belting out tear-jerking ballads or jump-and-shout gospel. To residents in her hometown of Detroit who followed her more than 50-year career...
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August 13, 2018 - 9:33 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A book coming out next June is going "Deep." Saga Press announced Monday that it is publishing a book inspired by a rap song by Clipping, the experimental featuring Grammy winner and "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs. "The Deep" is written by Rivers Solomon and tells of an underwater...
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FILE - This 2001 file photo shows British author V.S. Naipaul in Salisbury, England. The Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose celebrated writing and brittle, provocative personality drew admiration and revulsion in equal measures, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at his London home, his family said. He was 85. (Chris Ison/PA via AP)
August 11, 2018 - 10:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as "A Bend in the River" and "A House for Mr. Biswas" and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world's most admired and contentious writers, died Saturday at his London...
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July 30, 2018 - 10:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rick Pitino is ready to tell his story. The former Louisville coach has a memoir coming in September that will "lay all his cards on the table," Diversion Books announced Monday. "Pitino: My Story," co-written by Seth Kaufman, is coming out Sept. 4. The book will cover everything...
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FILE - In this 1963 file photo, Black Nationalist leader Malcolm X attends a rally at Lennox Avenue and 115th Street in the Harlem neighborhood of New York. For decades, a burning question loomed over one of the most important books of the 20th century, “The Autobiography of Malcolm X”: What happened to the reputedly missing chapters that may have contained some of his most explosive thoughts. The answer came on Thursday, July 26, 2018, when an unpublished manuscript of a chapter titled “The Negro” was sold by Guernsey’s auction house in Manhattan, for $7,000. The buyer was The New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. (AP Photo/Robert Haggins, File)
July 27, 2018 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For decades, scholars have wanted to get a closer look at unpublished sections of a towering 20th century book, "The Autobiography of Malcolm X," including cut chapters that may have contained some of the most explosive thoughts of the African-American firebrand assassinated in 1965...
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FILE - In this Feb.14, 2013 file photo, French film director Claude Lanzmann holds the Honorary Golden Bear at the 63rd edition of the Berlinale, International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Lanzmann, director of the epic movie 'Shoah,' has died at age 92 his publisher said Thursday, July 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer, File)
July 05, 2018 - 9:47 am
PARIS (AP) — French director Claude Lanzmann, whose 9½-hour masterpiece "Shoah" bore unflinching witness to the Holocaust through the testimonies of Jewish victims, German executioners and Polish bystanders, has died at the age of 92. Gallimard, the publishing house for Lanzmann's autobiography,...
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This March 13, 2012 photo provided by Steve Barber shows author Harlan Ellison in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles. Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of "A Boy and His Dog," and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84. Ellison's death was confirmed Thursday, June 28, 2018. During a career that spanned more than half a century, Ellison wrote some 50 books and more than 1,400 articles, essays, TV scripts and screenplays. (Courtesy Steve Barber via AP)
June 28, 2018 - 8:09 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harlan Ellison, the prolific, pugnacious author of "A Boy and His Dog," and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios, has died at age 84 Ellison's death was confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press by Bill Schafer...
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June 25, 2018 - 9:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a story June 24 about the death of former U.S. poet laureate Donald Hall, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a poem Hall wrote was "Building a House." It was actually called "To Build a House." A corrected version of the story is below: Prolific, painfully...
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