Maer Roshan named editor in chief of Los Angeles magazine
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Maer Roshan has been named the new editor in chief of Los Angeles magazine, becoming the ninth editor of the city’s premier monthly publication since its founding in 1961. Roshan, 51, brings a lengthy résumé in print and digital media to the city magazine, which delivers a mix of service journali... .. read more..

Florida man arrested after $1.4 million comic books heist
Monday, January 21, 2019
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - A few comic books from a stolen Batman collection worth $1.4 million have been recovered after an arrest in Arizona. News station ABC-15 in Phoenix reports that police charged ... .. read more..

Las Vegas sports books push back on NFL flak over prop wagers
Monday, January 21, 2019
Westgate sports book vice president Jay Kornegay said Monday he’s never had a game-fixing issue involving a proposition bet and that safeguards such as lower betting limits are in place. However, the ... .. read more..

Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Monday, January 21, 2019
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of them Are you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooks Scroll down for our favourite literary links Read more Tips, links and suggestions blogs Welcome to this week’s bl... .. read more..

Who wants to work for Trump? New tell-all books dish about WH chaos
Monday, January 21, 2019
Rev. Al Sharpton, former DNC senior advisor Doug Thornell, former VP chief of staff Ron Klain, and WaPo opinion writer Jennifer Rubin on new tell-all books about life inside the Trump administrationJa... .. read more..

Putin may be preparing to trade Russian territory for a place in the history ...
Monday, January 21, 2019
On Tuesday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will arrive in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It will be their 25th meeting in five years. Russia’s growing international isolat... .. read more..

Bradford libraries face further £2m cuts
Monday, January 21, 2019
Beleaguered service is facing fresh funding squeeze, with budget set to shrink by two-thirds and professional staff under threat Bradford’s libraries are facing a £2m cut over the next two years, reducing funding by two-thirds and raising fears of widespread job losses, and for the continued prov... .. read more..

Regine Dubono Writes About the Side Effects of Psychiatric Drugs in Two of He...
Monday, January 21, 2019
NEWARK, N.J., Jan. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mom and Her Autistic Daughter, is a true story, and you may want to watch the book trailer on YouTube. Whereby when the mom tries to manage her ... .. read more..

A local publisher took his books off Amazon 3 years ago. Sales are up 194 per...
Monday, January 21, 2019
Three years ago Educational Development Corp. was in the midst of a growth problem. The Tulsa-based publisher of children’s books was enjoying the payoff from the gamble its CEO took from removing its ... .. read more..

Annie Proulx on the best books to understand climate change
Monday, January 21, 2019
The novelist shares her favourite books to help us cope with how our world is changing – and inspire everyone to do something about it Today we live with non-stop special events of fire, flood, mud slide, rising water, whirling hurricanes, toxic algae blooms, unprecedented droughts. That word “un... .. read more..

Team of Vipers review: Conway and Kelly bitten in loyalist tell-all
Monday, January 21, 2019
Cliff Sims criticises staffers including Sarah Sanders, who ‘didn’t press as hard as she could for the rock-bottom truth’ Cliff Sims, a former aide in Donald Trump’s White House, reportedly received a seven-figure advance for dishing dirt on his ex-boss. If Sims actually banked a million dollars,... .. read more..

Poem of the week: The Calabash by Christopher Reid
Monday, January 21, 2019
A drolly refashioned creation myth finds both God and Man short on inspiration, and the newly created Woman unconvinced The Calabash Having fashioned the first man out of sticks and mud, God looked at him and thought, ‘Not bad.’ But Man was of a different opinion. Equipped from the outset with th... .. read more..

Books That Bind brings together two continents, Three Sisters
Monday, January 21, 2019
Reading to a child a special story in your native language is something magical, but some children in Africa do not have this opportunity. Anthropologist Marcy Hessling O’Neil first visited the West A... .. read more..

Vertigo & Ghost by Fiona Benson review – songs of shock and survival
Monday, January 21, 2019
Benson’s extraordinarily moving collection is a bold confrontation of violence against women Vertigo & Ghost is one of the darkest, bravest and most unsettling collections I have read in a while. Its first half turns to Greek mythology to explore violent crimes against women and casts Zeus as... .. read more..

Man accused of trying to sell stolen comic books worth nearly $100,000
Monday, January 21, 2019
**Embargo: West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce, FL** A Palm Beach County man was arrested in Arizona after police said he tried to sell stolen comic books valued at about $100,000. **Embargo: West Palm ... .. read more..

Westsider Books Will Stay Open After Reaching Crowdfunding Goal
Monday, January 21, 2019
Last week, the independent bookstore Westsider Rare & Used Books announced it would be closing after 35 years on the Upper West Side. There was an immediate outpouring of support from locals and ... .. read more..

Poetry sales soar as political millennials search for clarity
Monday, January 21, 2019
Record £12m sales last year were driven by younger readers, with experts saying hunger for nuance amid conflict and disaster were fuelling the boom A passion for politics, particularly among teenagers and young millennials, is fuelling a dramatic growth in the popularity of poetry, with sales of ... .. read more..

The Boy Who Followed His Father Into Auschwitz by Jeremy Dronfield – review
Monday, January 21, 2019
Jeremy Dronfield’s account of a father and son’s experiences of the Holocaust is horrifying and important The photograph at the beginning of this devastating book shows what may have been the last gathering of the Vienna-based family of Gustav Kleinmann , upholsterer. In 1938, during what Austria... .. read more..

Florida man accused of trying to sell stolen comic books worth nearly $100K
Monday, January 21, 2019
PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida man was arrested in Arizona after police said he tried to sell stolen comic books valued at about $100,000. On Jan. 8, Phoenix police said a man later identified as ... .. read more..

‘Bravo to Secretary Mattis and his truckload of books’ (Your letters)
Monday, January 21, 2019
Francis Conole’s heartwarming tribute to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis (“Syracuse native: Secretary Mattis led Pentagon with ‘quiet integrity,' " Jan. 13, 2019) described a principled and dedicated lea... .. read more..

Patriots the early pick in Las Vegas books
Monday, January 21, 2019
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Oddsmakers made the Super Bowl essentially a tossup in opening lines Sunday, though bettors quickly turned the New England Patriots into a slight favorite in what is expected to be th... .. read more..

The Great Wide Open by Douglas Kennedy – review
Sunday, January 20, 2019
A book editor in 80s New York unearths some unsavoury secrets in an enjoyable but overlong ‘family noir’ Before Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins there was Douglas Kennedy, the original maestro of “family noir”. For the past two decades Kennedy has been entertaining readers with barrelling novels i... .. read more..

The Existential Englishman: Paris Among the Artists – review
Sunday, January 20, 2019
The art critic Michael Peppiatt’s account of his bohemian life in Paris is full of colour, character and charm Michael Peppiatt’s memoir is subtitled Paris Among the Artists , but it could be called A Portrait of the Art Critic As an Older Man . Peppiatt, who is best known for his biography and m... .. read more..

Book clinic: what contemporary literary fiction is uplifting?
Saturday, January 19, 2019
From tales of older people achieving extraordinary things to a redemptive quest, our expert picks titles that offer hope Q: Is there any modern literary fiction that isn’t completely depressing? I read quite a bit but I end up picking up depressing book after depressing book and sometimes life ca... .. read more..

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