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Entries by Andrew Losowsky from 05/2012

Kissing Sailor Photograph Couple Identified As George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman According To New Book (VIDEO)

Posted 05.02.2012 | Books

Alfred Eisenstaedt's "Kissing Sailor" photograph has become an icon of American culture, a celebration of the excitement at the end of World War II - ...

'Women Are Heroes' By JR Features Amazing Street Art With A Social Message

Posted 05.03.2012 | Books

JR is a French artist and photographer who creates giant portraits of people, which he places around public spaces. Winner of the TED Prize 2011, ...

Small Wonders

Posted 05.04.2012 | Books

By Andrew Stout for If you spend a little time on Etsy, you’re bound to come across a handmade book, smaller than a beer coaster,...

Auma Obama, Sister of Barack, Writes Book About Her Life And Her Famous Brother

Posted 05.04.2012 | Books

Barack Obama's sister has written a book about her life and her famous brother, revealing their first meeting (they have different mothers) and how sh...

Fifty Shades Of Grey Banned From Florida Libraries

Posted 05.07.2012 | Books

The erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" may have topped recent bestseller charts, but it's proven a little too hot for librarians in east central Flor...

'Moving The Mountain' By Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf (EXCERPT)

Posted 05.08.2012 | Books

Excerpt from Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf’s Moving the Mountain: Beyond Ground Zero To A New Vision Of Islam In America (Free Press, May 2012) I am a...

Maurice Sendak Dead: 'Where The Wild Things Are' Author Dies At 83

Posted 05.08.2012 | Books

Maurice Sendak is dead, according to The New York Times. He was 83. The Associated Press reported that Sendak died early Tuesday at a hospital in ...

Lewis Hine, Photographer And Reformer, Honored In Print

Posted 05.11.2012 | Books

Lewis Hine documented America as it was, not how it wanted to be. Originally trained as a sociologist, he turned to photography as a tool to highl...

11 Ideas That Changed Film

Posted 05.11.2012 | Books

Color. Sound. Multiplexes. Artificial Lighting. The ever-changing history of film is a story of the intersection between culture and technology from t...

The Book We're Talking About: "The Chemistry Of Tears" By Peter Carey

Posted 05.14.2012 | Books

"The Chemistry of Tears" by Peter Carey Knopf, $26.00 Publishes on May 15th What is it about? A museum conservator in London learns of the death...

New Details Reveal Steve Jobs Involved In E-book Lawsuit | Apple - CNET News

Posted 05.15.2012 | Books

New details have surfaced in the class-action e-book price-fixing lawsuit against Apple, according to tech news site paidContent. The most notable rev...

Sticks & Stones: The Changing Politics of the Self-Publishing Stigma

Posted 05.16.2012 | Books

Written by Terri Giuliano Long for Bookselling This Week just reported that brick and mortar booksellers are making it easier for s...

The Museum On Site And WaterFire's 'A Thousand Ships' Was A Unique Event, Now Commemorated In A Book

| Posted 05.17.2012 | Arts

'A Thousand Ships' was a unique, participatory event that commemorated Rhode Island's role in the transatlantic slave trade.

How Lincoln Used Words To Get His Way (EXCERPT)

Posted 05.18.2012 | Books

Excerpted with permission from Words Like Loaded Pistols: Rhetoric from Aristotle to Obama by Sam Leith (Basic Books, $26.99). Available from Basic Bo... Makes Free EBooks Through A Unique Crowdfunding Website

Posted 05.21.2012 | Books is a new website that launched on Thursday with a unique proposition: it wants people to come together and pay copyright holders to release ...

Race On YA Covers: Survey Reports A Continued Lack Of Diversity

Posted 05.21.2012 | Books

Kate Hart is a Young Adult (YA) writer with a complaint about her own genre. More specifically, she has a problem with the design of the covers of YA ...

How To Be Different (EXCERPT)

Posted 05.21.2012 | Books

Excerpted with permission of the publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., from "Likeonomics: The Unexpected Truth Behind Earning Trust, Influencing Behavior...

Should YA Books Be Given Ratings?

| Posted 05.22.2012 | Books

Should Young Adult books be given movie-style ratings? Yes, according to an academic study. The history of ratings in other media suggests otherwise

Slow Economy Prompts Wave Of Liberal Books

Posted 05.23.2012 | Books

NEW YORK -- With a Democrat in the White House, a wave of books is coming out this year lamenting the slow economy and calling for substantial change....

The Queen and the U.S.A.: The Future of the Special Relationship

Posted 05.23.2012 | Books

Epilogue by H. Edward Mann, excerpted from The Queen and the U.S.A. (Dementi Milestone Publishing, $35) In 1946, Sir Winston Churchill spoke of a ...

The Nebula Awards 2012: A Look Back And A Look Forward

Posted 05.25.2012 | Books

James (Jim) Patrick Kelly and John Kessel are established science fiction authors and the editors of "The Nebula Awards Showcase 2012" (Pyr, $17.95), ...

Saddam Hussein's Memoirs: His Daughter Is Looking For A Publisher

Posted 05.29.2012 | Books

Saddam Hussein wrote his memoirs in jail, and his eldest daughter Raghad Saddam Hussein is looking for an international publisher for them, according ...