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Michigan couple chooses comic book shop to wed again

Michigan couple chooses comic book shop to wed againClint and Melanie Salmi are giving marriage a second try with help from an Upper Peninsula comic book shop.
  • Michigan
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Books

Review: Fiction author explores N.Y. socialite’s world

Book review: Amber Brock explores world of a NY socialitePoverty, romance intrude upon a schemer’s life in ‘Lady Be Good’
  • Books
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Nation

‘Archie’ artist honored with statue by his hometown

‘Archie’ artist honored with statue by his hometownBob Montana illustrated Archie, Betty, Veronica and Jughead from 1942 until his death in 1975 at age 54.
  • Nation
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Entertainment

Amid triumph, private turmoil for Marvel’s Stan Lee

Amid triumph, private turmoil for Marvel’s Stan LeeIt has been an epic year for characters he helped create, but for Stan Lee, the past year has been tough and tumultuous.
  • Entertainment
  • 2 weeks ago
Obituary

Harlan Ellison, science fiction master, dies at age 85

Harlan Ellison, science fiction master, dies at age 85Harlan Ellison, the pugnacious author of “A Boy and His Dog,” has died. He was 85.
  • Obituary
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Books

Review: Giffin in new territory in ‘All We Ever Wanted’

Book review: Giffin ventures into new territory in ‘All We Ever Wanted’Novel analyzes parenthood and the pain of standing up for a child — even if the child isn’t your own
  • Books
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Nation

Michelle Obama: Memoir is a ‘re-humanization’ effort

Michelle Obama says her memoir is a ‘re-humanization’ effortFormer first lady said she hopes her upcoming book will give voice to people who feel voiceless
  • Nation
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Michiganians of the year

Doug Stanton, 2018 Michiganian of the Year

Doug Stanton, 2018 Michiganian of the YearThe Traverse City author talks about the National Writers Series he created to start a conversation between authors and his city's residents.
  • Michiganians of the year
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Autos

Novel imagines self-driving cars as weapons of terror

Novel imagines self-driving cars as weapons of terror"Civil Terror: Gridlock" imagines a terrorist attack in which 175,000 self-driving cars and trucks are turned into out-of-control ramming devices.
  • Autos
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Nation

Warner Bros. cracks down on Potter festivals

Warner Bros. cracks down on Potter festivalsWarner Bros. says cracking down on Harry Potter fan festivals is necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity.
  • Nation
  • 4 weeks ago
Flint Water Crisis

Doctor pens book on her role in Flint water crisis

Doctor pens book on her role in revealing Flint water crisisThe book offers a tick-tock of the crisis and what got Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha looking more deeply
  • Flint Water Crisis
  • 1 month ago
Nation

Rep Scalise planning to release memoir

Congressman wounded during baseball game to release memoirLouisiana Republican who was nearly killed during a Congressional baseball practice has a memoir coming this fall
  • Nation
  • 1 month ago
Books

Bourdain’s Ecco to end after contracted books come out

Bourdain’s imprint Ecco to end after contracted books come outBooks include “We Fed An Island” by chef Jose Andres, widely praised for feeding Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Books

Stories in ‘Sweet & Low’ reach far past Southern region

Stories in ‘Sweet & Low’ reach far past Southern regionBook of short stories includes tale of conjoined twins, series of stories about one character
  • Books
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Books

Books: Memoir a poignant voice for incarcerated women

Books: Memoir a poignant voice for incarcerated womenBook follows an activist woman’s life riddled with disasters and abuse
  • Books
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
World

Original map of Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood up for auction

Original map of Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood up for auctionE.H. Shepard’s 1926 sketch features beloved characters including Pooh and Christopher Robin
  • World
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Business

Barnes & Noble, indies ally against Amazon

Barnes & Noble, indies ally against AmazonWhile Barnes & Noble has struggled in recent years, American Booksellers Association has continued its rebound
  • Business
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Books

Michelle Obama unveils cover for upcoming memoir

Michelle Obama unveils cover for upcoming memoirThe former first lady unveiled the cover for her upcoming memoir, “Becoming”
  • Books
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Obituary

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85Roth’s literary agent said the author died in a New York City hospital of congestive heart failure
  • Obituary
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Nation

Tom Wolfe, pioneering ‘New Journalist,’ dead at 88

Tom Wolfe, pioneering ‘New Journalist,’ dead at 88Author Tom Wolfe, journalist and author of “The Right Stuff” and “Bonfire of the Vanities” has died.
  • Nation
  • 2 months ago
Books

Fall of author Junot Diaz disappoints, confounds fans

Fall of author Junot Diaz disappoints, confounds followersLong before sexual misconduct allegations, author Junot Diaz was a pioneering and polarizing figure
  • Books
  • 2 months ago
Books

Author kept the Golden State Killer case alive

Author Michelle McNamara kept the Golden State Killer case aliveThe late writer Michelle McNamara relentlessly pursued a rapist murderer who was caught after her death
  • Books
  • 2 months ago
Books

Book review: Romance transforms to regret

Book review: In new Julian Barnes novel, romance transforms to regretA May-December relationship is brought down by alcoholism and guilt in ‘The Only Story’
  • Books
  • 2 months ago
Books

Pearls of parenting wisdom from the real Bow Johnson

Pearls of parenting wisdom from the real Bow JohnsonNew book ‘Keeping Up with the Johnsons: Bow’s Guide to Black-ish Parenting’ by wife of ‘blackish’ creator Kenya Barris
  • Books
  • 2 months, 1 week ago
Entertainment

New book by Detroit News reporter details grisly murder

Jane Bashara’s murder is subject for new book by Detroit News reporter George HunterDetroit News crime reporter George Hunter co-authored a new book with his wife on the 2012 murder of Jane Bashara.
  • Entertainment
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Books

Literati Bookstore typewriter yields its own book

Literati Bookstore typewriter yields its own bookTypewriter in Ann Arbor’s Literati Bookstore invites shoppers to share and those notes have been collected into new book
  • Books
  • 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Books

New George RR Martin book planned - but not THAT book

New George RR Martin book planned - but not THAT bookNew York – As the world awaits his next “A Song of Ice and Fire,” George RR Martin has begun a new project.
  • Books
  • 2 months, 3 weeks ago
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