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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 11/2011

Day Of The Dead: Amazing Artist Images Of Skulls (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.01.2011 | Books

The human skull is an iconic image throughout history, and across cultures. Some use it as decoration, others as a warning. It's also a common sym...

CliffsNotes Films Takes On Shakespeare

Posted 11.02.2011 | Books

"CliffsNotes Films -- The Fastest Way to Learn," a collaboration among AOL, Mark Burnett, Coalition Films and Josh Faure-Brac, has launched with a ser...

Amazon Offers Lending Library On The Kindle To Amazon Prime Subscribers

Posted 11.03.2011 | Books

Today, Amazon announced a new twist on e-book reading: it has opened a lending library. Members of Amazon Prime, their $79 annual subscription serv...

Sam Fink, One Of America's Great Calligraphers, Dies Aged 95

Posted 11.03.2011 | Books

A former art director at top advertising agency Young & Rubicam, Sam Fink was one of America's great calligraphers and illustrators. Born on May 2...

Ze Frank's "Young Me, Now Me" Features Childhood Photographs Repeated Years Afterwards

Posted 11.07.2011 | Books

An internet legend in his own right, comedian Ze Frank often sets challenges to his followers. 'Young Me, Now Me', launched in summer 2010, became a p...

Nook Tablet Announced By Barnes And Noble In Latest Attack On Amazon's Kindle

Posted 11.07.2011 | Books

In New York today, Barnes and Noble announced the latest devices in the e-Book / tablet wars, aggressively taking on Amazon with the latest changes in...

APNewsBreak: Publisher Pulls Debut Novel

Posted 11.08.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — A debut spy novel, Q.R. Markham's "Assassin of Secrets," was pulled Tuesday after its publisher said it discovered that numerous pass...

"Medal Of Honor: Portraits Of Valor" Tells Incredible Stories Of Military Bravery (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.11.2011 | Books

A new edition has just been published of the book "Medal of Honor: Portraits of Valor Beyond the Call of Duty" (Artisan, $45.) Containing letters ...

Sharks And Seals: Amazing Underwater Images From National Geographic's New Book "Ocean Soul" (PHOTOS)

Posted 11.14.2011 | Books

National Geographic describes its latest book, "Ocean Soul" ($50), as "a love story." It's a stunning showcase of underwater images, all shot by Brian...

Quentin Rowan: The Writer Who Couldn't Stop Lying

| Posted 11.14.2011 | Books

This is the strange and sad tale of a writer who couldn't fulfill his potential through legal means--and so started to copy from the best.

Eisenhower: A Man Of Peace

Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

From "Eisenhower: The White House Years" by Jim Newton (Doubleday, $29.95) May 1, 1958, was a fairly quiet day in the world. It was international...

Why It's Time To Speak Up For Our Libraries

| Posted 11.15.2011 | Books

If information is power, then public libraries are the essence of democracy and freedom. Yet they are under threat from a litany of cuts.

National Book Awards 2011 (LIVEBLOG)

Posted 11.16.2011 | Books

Tonight, the National Book Awards 2011 are being announced by the National Book Foundation at an awards dinner at Cipriani - a handful of blocks from ...

National Book Awards 2011 Winners Announced At A Ceremony In New York

Posted 11.17.2011 | Books

The National Book Awards 2011 were announced last night at a ceremony in a downtown New York venue. Though the nominees announcement had been overs...

Read An Excerpt Of An Unseen Miss Marple Story By Agatha Christie

Posted 11.21.2011 | Books

Out this week, "Agatha Christie: Murder in the Making" is the second volume compiled from Agatha Christie's notes and letters based on 73 unpublished ...

Penguin Suspends Library E-books, Citing Security

Posted 11.22.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — One of the country's largest publishers, Penguin Group (USA), has suspended making e-editions of new books available to libraries and...

Fake Squid, Psychiatric Patients, And Other Muppet Meanings

Posted 11.23.2011 | Books

Originally posted on OUP's Etymology & Language Blog With the arrival of the new Muppet movie, Kermit, Miss Piggy, Beaker, and our other felt frien...

Pride And Prejudice Sequel: Read An Excerpt From 'Death Comes To Pemberley' By PD James

Posted 11.23.2011 | Books

Who would dare to write a sequel to "Pride and Prejudice" - and turn it into a murder mystery? How about a world-famous novelist who is old enough ...


Posted 11.23.2011 | Books

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Kill Alex Cross" by James Patterson (Little, Brown)...

Penguin Reverses Course For Now On Kindle Lending

Posted 11.23.2011 | Books

SAN FRANCISCO — One of the country's largest publishers, Penguin Group (USA), is temporarily restoring libraries' ability to loan their e-books ...

Neil Gaiman's Episode Of "The Simpsons" (VIDEO)

Posted 11.28.2011 | Books

Available free to watch online for one week (click above), the new episode of The Simpsons, called "The Book Job", features Neil Gaiman ("The British ...

Literary Detectives Deathmatch: Who Will Win?

| Posted 11.29.2011 | Books

What would happen if the world's greatest detectives were in a fight to the death?

Word Of The Year 2011 According To Is 'Tergiversate'

Posted 11.30.2011 | Books

A panel of editors, lexicographers and others at have chosen the Word of the Year for 2011. The word is... Tergiversate Prono...