What Is The Best City For Culture? New Report Compares Assets Of 'World?s Greatest Cities?
August 01 2012 1:42 PM
If you crave a night of theater or dance, head to New York, but for live music, you might want to try Paris. If it?s history you?re after, Istanbul?s your spot, but if you?d rather relax in nature, try Singapore. And if you want to dance the night away, look no further than Sao Paulo.
Gore Vidal Leaves Behind Iconoclastic Memoirs That Survive The Ravages Of Time
August 01 2012 2:11 AM
Celebrated author, playwright, politician and commentator Gore Vidal breathed his last Tuesday and left behind a repository of published works and remarks that were famous for their unconventional wit and wisdom.
Dennis Rodman To Author Children's Book Inspired By His Family Drama
July 31 2012 4:07 PM
According to MSN, former NBA bad boy Dennis Rodman is hard at work authoring his first children?s book.
JK Rowling Will Answer Fan Questions Via Webcast In October
July 31 2012 3:44 PM
Today "Harry Potter" author J K Rowling turns 47, and she has some exciting news for her fans. Rowling will participate in a live webcast on October 11, The Mary Sue reports, answering questions from young fans about Mr. Potter and the wizarding world she created with her seven book series.
'Harry Potter' Online Book Club Launched By JK Rowling And Scholastic
July 31 2012 3:41 PM
According to Reuters, J. K. Rowling, famed author of the ?Harry Potter? series of children?s novels, has launched an online book club in conjunction with the series? US publisher, Scholastic.
?Fifty Shades? Series Could Cause Baby Boom, 'Acting Like An Aphrodisiac For Women'
July 31 2012 3:36 PM
The ?Fifty Shades? Series is one of the most popular book series of recent years, and the erotic novel trilogy could also be the cause of the next baby boom.
Emma Watson Debunks 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Movie Rumors: 'I Haven't Read The Book, I Haven't Read A Script'
July 31 2012 2:40 PM
The 22-year old actress and former star of "Harry Potter" finally commented on feverish online rumors about her allegedly being cast for the role of Anastasia Steele in the upcoming film adaption of "50 Shades of Grey."
Maeve Binchy, Prolific Irish Writer, Dead At Age 72, Complete List Of Best Selling Author's Books
July 31 2012 12:32 PM
Best-selling Irish writer Maeve Binchy died on Monday, July 30, following a short illness. She was 72-years-old. Check out a complete list of the best selling author's books.
Jonah Lehrer, Stephen Glass And The Elusive Truth
July 30 2012 8:45 PM
Jonah Lehrer, the now former New Yorker writer and best-selling author, was caught making up Bob Dylan quotes in his book "Imagine" by Michael Moynihan in Tablet magazine. Lehrer's rise and fall also matches that of Stephen Glass, a writer who invented sources and plagiarized material nearly a decade earlier at the New Republic.
Beloved Irish Writer Maeve Binchy Dies At 72
July 30 2012 8:18 PM
Beloved, best-selling Irish writer Maeve Binchy died Monday at the age of 72 after enduring a brief illness, according to reports.
'Berenstain Bears' Explains Continued Link To Chick-Fil-A: 'No Control Over Whether This Program Proceeds Or Not'
July 30 2012 5:30 PM
The iconic children's book franchise is doing its best to control for any damage incurred through its continued partnership with Chick-Fil-A, stating on their website that the company has "no control" over the program currently in planning with the controversial fast-food chain.
Jonah Lehrer Resigns From The New Yorker, Apologizes To His Readers For Fabricating Bob Dylan Quotes
July 30 2012 2:52 PM
Acclaimed author and science writer Jonah Lehrer resigned from his position as staff writer at The New Yorker magazine on Monday following a report that he "fabricated" several quotes and details about Bob Dylan's life in his recent best-selling non-fiction work "Imagine: How Creativity Works."
Was Marilyn Monroe A Lesbian? Monroe Allegedly Seduced A 16-Year-Old Girl [PHOTOS]
July 27 2012 4:25 PM
Marilyn Monroe has undoubtedly been the ultimate sex symbol for the past 60 years, but in a new book written by Tony Jerris, "Marilyn Monroe: My Little Secret," Jane Lawrence told the author about her sexually explicit encounters with the 1950s goddess.
'50 Shades Of Grey' Replaces Bible In English Hotel
July 26 2012 7:44 PM
An English hotel has opted to replace Bibles with the New York Time's best-seller "Fifty Shades of Grey," NBC News reported. That's right -- the Holy Bible has been replaced by "mommy porn."
Sea World Attack Video Released, San Diego Trainer Kenneth Peters Escaping Killer Whale Kasatka
July 25 2012 12:43 PM
A video involving a brutal 2008 near death attack on a sea world trainer by a wild whale was released in court and is now being used as evidence in an investigation for the Sea World vs US Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Trial. During a show at San Diego Park's Sea World, a veteran trainer, 39-year-old Kenneth Peters was bitten and continuously held underwater by a 7,000 pound killer whale, 28-year-old female named Kasatka.
In Japan, Kobo E-Reader Takes On Paper Books -- And Amazon
July 20 2012 6:00 PM
The Tokyo-based e-commerce giant Rakuten introduced its Kobo Touch e-reader in Japan on Thursday, and early reports suggest that the device is already a hit.
’50 Shades of Grey’ Treatment Given to ‘Pride And Prejudice,’ Sherlock Homes And More
July 18 2012 6:50 PM
Soft-porn bondage thriller 50 Shades of Grey is all the rage right now, and everyone is dying to get in on the action. In a transparent bid to capitalize on the new erotic fiction craze, digital publisher Clandestine Classics is releasing a series of erotically remastered versions of classic novels, including Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, and 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
Captain Marvel Gets A Makeover: 5 Superheroes Who Underwent Makeovers
July 18 2012 5:15 PM
Captain Marvel was given a makeover and might now be ready to stand alongside Spider-Man and Captain America as one of Marvel's best characters, USA Today said. She is the superheroine who is formally known as Ms. Marvel.
Management Guru Stephen Covey Dies At 79
July 17 2012 2:02 AM
Celebrated author and well-known motivational speaker Stephen Covey died Monday owing to complications stemming from a bicycle accident that occurred in April.
'50 Shades Of Grey' Breaks 20 Million Sales As Rope, Handcuffs And Music Sales Also Surge
July 16 2012 7:39 PM
The mommy porn book trilogy has taken over the pop culture lexicon in 2012.