Robert Bernstein, top publishing executive, dead at 96

Entertainment 05/28/19, 13:11

Robert L. Bernstein, a publishing executive and human rights activist who presided over a generation of dynamic growth at Random House and advocated for dissidents around the world, from the Soviet Union to Argentina, died Monday at age 96.Bernstein died in a Manhattan hospital after a brief illness, according to ...

Arts and letters academy awards gold medal to Toni Morrison

Entertainment 04/29/19, 08:05

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison is being honored this spring by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.The academy announced Monday that Morrison, celebrated for such novels as "Beloved" and "Song of Solomon," is receiving a gold medal for lifetime achievement in fiction. Other prizes announced by the academy include a ...

At Sundance, powerhouse documentaries will be everywhere

Entertainment 01/21/19, 10:06

For documentary filmmakers, there's no place like the Sundance Film Festival.The mountainside festival which kicks off Thursday in Park City, Utah, has become known for launching nonfiction films to box office successes and awards, and this year is shaping up to be no different. The slate boasts a wide array ...

A look at the books which have inspired literary classics

Entertainment 11/23/18, 08:47

Behind every great book are the books which influenced it. The "micro-learning" app and platform blinkist.com has been compiling literary sources for such classics as "A Clockwork Orange," ''Oliver Twist" and "1984." Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" was inspired by each of her parents — William Godwin's "An Enquiry Concerning Political Justice" and ...

Isabel Allende to receive honorary National Book Award medal

Entertainment 09/20/18, 09:54

Isabel Allende, winner of an honorary National Book Award, sees no reason to discuss her legacy."I think legacy is a very masculine word," the author known for "The House of the Spirits" and other novels told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. "I don't think women think in ...

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