The conservative Kansas brothers who sunk billions into the effort to defeat President Barack Obama's reelection run have apparently pulled out of the running to own the Los Angeles Times. For many in ultra-liberal L.A., ownership of the paper by Charles and David Koch would have been a fate worse ... More >>
Collectible Spoons of the Third Reich, by James YannesBooks aren't dead, they're just getting weirder. Maybe blame Jeff Bezos, who admits reading his Kindle in the bathtub. The Diagram prize, a prize established in 1978 by the trade magazine The Bookseller for oddest book title, just announce ... More >>
State turns instead to manufacturing ships, suits, even diapers
Inglorious Bastards and ungrateful bitches
Book Expo America is supposed to be "for the trade" only. So says the program. That is a move in the wrong direction. Book events, especially the massive spectacle ones, should be inclusionary rather than exclusionary. How else are we going to regain the sense of reading as a fun, sexy thing to do ... More >>
How a fanatic helped put Hollywood under one big tent
And who knows what -- in our economy and our politics -- is about to give way?
Why is Amazon.com debuting free digital downloads?