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UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 7, 2020

This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

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UPDATED: Fri., July 31, 2020

This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

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Most parents of unvaccinated teens have no intention of getting HPV vaccine for their kids, study finds

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been proven to prevent certain types of oral and genital cancers and other health problems. However, in a study published this week in Lancet …


UPDATED: Fri., July 24, 2020

This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

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UPDATED: Thu., July 16, 2020

Movie review: ‘Dirt Music’ beautifully shot, but squanders meaningful potential

There’s so much potential in Gregor Jordan’s “Dirt Music.” First, there’s the source material, Tim Winton’s Booker Prize-shortlisted 2002 novel of the same name.


UPDATED: Sat., July 4, 2020

What Jim Carrey realized when he thought he had 10 minutes to live

In Jim Carrey’s new semi-autobiographical novel, “Memoirs and Misinformation,” there are flying saucers and a fire-bombing on Rodeo Drive, apocalyptic fires devouring Malibu and a mega-budget Hungry Hungry Hippos movie …


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Amid mass departures, book critics board seeks to diversify

NEW YORK – The National Book Critics Circle, founded 46 years ago, is seeking to reinvent itself.


UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

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UPDATED: Fri., June 19, 2020

Top seller ‘Antiracist Baby’ to be released as picture book

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UPDATED: Tue., June 16, 2020

‘Top Chef’ host Padma Lakshmi working on picture book

NEW YORK — Padma Lakshmi’s next book is designed for the children’s table.


UPDATED: Fri., June 12, 2020

This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

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UPDATED: Wed., June 10, 2020

This week’s bestsellers from Publishers Weekly

Here are the bestsellers for the week that ended Saturday, May 30, compiled from data from independent and chain bookstores, book wholesalers and independent distributors nationwide, powered by NPD BookScan …


World War I: the war that inspired innovative art

NEW YORK (AP) — In the summer of 1914, with the war in Europe just two weeks old, Henry James knew that something had been lost forever. “Black and hideous …


Mandela movie to open this month in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The producer of a movie about Nelson Mandela says he screened some scenes and showed film images last year to the former South African president, describing him …


Tolkien class at Wis. university proves popular

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The vast collection of J.R.R. Tolkien manuscripts initially sold senior Joe Kirchoff on Marquette University, so when the school offered its first course devoted exclusively to the …


Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


Veterans killed in train crash were war heroes

The four veterans killed when a freight train barreled into the parade float they were riding on were decorated military men who served on the front lines multiple times in …


Author barred from Atlanta Jewish book festival

ATLANTA (AP) — An author whose outspoken criticism of Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian West Bank got him banned from a Jewish book festival will instead speak at a sold-out …


Petraeus affair and the role of biographers

NEW YORK (AP) — The affair between retired Army Gen. David Petraeus and author Paula Broadwell is but an extreme example of the love/hate history between biographers and their subjects. …


Cultural historian, author Jacques Barzun dies

Jacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in his 90s with the acclaimed “From Dawn to Decadence,” has …


Cultural historian, author Jacques Barzun dies

Jacques Barzun, a pioneering cultural historian, reigning public intellectual and longtime Ivy League professor who became a best-selling author in his 90s with the acclaimed “From Dawn to Decadence,” has …


MacArthur Foundation reveals 2012 ‘genius grants’

CHICAGO (AP) — Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should …


Americana revisited: Rockwell’s models reuniting

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Don Trachte’s cowlick has been tamed. Mary Hall is no longer a towhead. Butch Corbett is still thin, but not the beanpole he once was. And …


Victim 1 in Jerry Sandusky trial has book deal

NEW YORK (AP) — A key witness against convicted child molester and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, known in court papers as Victim 1, has a book …


AP Exclusive: Knox boyfriend maintains innocence

SEATTLE (AP) — Raffaele Sollecito, whose budding love affair with American exchange student Amanda Knox helped land him in an Italian prison for four years, maintains the couple’s innocence in …


AP Exclusive: Knox boyfriend maintains innocence

SEATTLE (AP) — Raffaele Sollecito, whose budding love affair with American exchange student Amanda Knox helped land him in an Italian prison for four years, maintains the couple’s innocence in …


Naomi Wolf pens paean to good sex

“Vagina: A New Biography” (Ecco), by Naomi Wolf We have a pinched nerve to thank for the latest book from Naomi Wolf, author of the best-selling “The Beauty Myth,” about …


Author Judy Blume diagnosed with breast cancer

NEW YORK (AP) — Children’s author Judy Blume says she was diagnosed with breast cancer over the summer but is “feeling stronger every day” after surgery. The 74-year-old Blume wrote …


Arab-Muslim to join ‘Green Lantern’ comic series

DETROIT (AP) — When DC Comics decided to blow up its fabled universe and create a brave, diverse future, Geoff Johns drew from the past for a new character: his …