Michelle Obama Launches Series of Online Reading for Kids
2020-04-20 21:52:25 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama launched a series of online video readings for kids with the classic picture book “The Gruffalo,” which the former first lady called the story of a mouse who uses his “wit and imagination” to get the best of a fox and other would-be predators.
“Mondays with Miche...
Alicia Keys Shares Personal Stories in Her New Book: “More Myself, A Journey”
2020-03-30 19:05:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — As a young woman growing up in the 1980s and ’90s in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen — “the name was exactly accurate for what it looked like, what it felt like,” as Alicia Keys recalls it — the budding musician born Alicia Cook would purposely wear baggy clothing and Timberland bo...
Publisher Cancels Woody Allen's Memoir After Staff Stage Walkout
2020-03-06 22:45:58 UTC
<p>NEW YORK (AP) — Woody Allen’s publisher has decided to cancel the planned release of his memoir “Apropos of Nothing.”</p><p>The announcement Friday by Hachette Book Group followed days of criticism focused on allegations that Allen sexually abused his daughter Dylan Far...
"Shade - A Tale of Two Presidents" : Obama's former photographer
2018-10-16 23:23:47 UTC
<p><span style="color: rgb(71, 85, 119); font-size: 18px;"><strong>Pete Souza, the former White House photographer under President Obama, has released "Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents," a book filled with archived pictures that may induce nostalgia.</strong></span></p><p><br></p><p>Alth...
Karl Marx, author of "The Communist Manifesto" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier
2018-03-22 07:06:35 UTC
TRIER, GERMANY — While Karl Marx was exiled from Germany and died in England, the author of "The Communist Manifesto" and "Das Kapital" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier in Germany, where he now adorns pedestrian traffic lights in the city center.
The Lord Mayor of Trier, Wo...
Stephen Hawking Biography
2018-03-14 09:29:46 UTC
Stephen William Hawking was born on 8th January 1942 (exactly 300 years after the death of Galileo) in Oxford, England. His parents' house was in north London but during the second world war Oxford was considered a safer place to have babies.
When he was eight his family moved to St. Albans, a...
A Loss for All Humanity: Physicist Stephen Hawking Died
2018-03-14 08:27:15 UTC
British physicist Stephen Hawking has died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 76, according to a family spokesperson. Known around the globe, he worked to make complicated scientific fields accessible to the public.
Stephen Hawking, a renowned mathematician and physicist has died at the age...
Michael Wolff: My book likely is to bring an end to Trump’s presidency
2018-01-06 09:17:42 UTC
LONDON (Reuters) - The author of a book that is highly critical of Donald Trump’s first year as U.S. president said his revelations were likely to bring an end to Trump’s time in the White House.
Michael Wolff told BBC radio that his conclusion in “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” ...
Trump Wants to Stop Publication of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”
2018-01-04 22:32:09 UTC
US President Donald Trump’s lawyer said on Thursday he would try to stop publication of a book that portrays an inept president in a fumbling White House and threatened legal action against former top aide Steve Bannon over “defamatory” comments in the book.
“Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump Wh...
Barbaric Slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th Century
2017-11-23 17:25:09 UTC
What happened to the Osage tribe is a dark, lost chapter in American history.
The barbaric slaughter of Native Americans in the 20th century shows that part of the white population in the U.S. is unable to leave behind its violent and racist nature. New book about a century-old string of murde...
This Der Spiegel Trump cover is stunning
2017-02-04 04:37:43 UTC
Edel Rodriguez came to the United States from Cuba as a political refugee in 1980. Like many immigrants, he was angered by President Trump's executive order temporarily banning entry to the United States for travelers from seven Muslim-majority countries and refugees from around the world.
Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
<h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goodman_-global-gathering" src="/system/images/20084/...
Remembering creative mastermind Roger Willemsen
2016-02-10 00:51:21 UTC
<h3><i>The public loved him as an entertaining presenter of talk shows. Roger Willemsen also wrote bestsellers and was one of Germany’s best-known intellectuals. He died at only 60 years old. </i></h3>
Roger Willemsen was diagnosed with cancer shortly after his 60th birthday in August. The bus...
JK Rowling: Crime thriller will run longer than Harry Potter
2014-07-22 06:19:26 UTC
JK Rowling has said she plans to pen many more crime thrillers, and to create a series that will run for even longer than her seven hugely successful Harry Potter books, which over a decade have proved to be one of the bestselling book series in history.
The novelist, who has written two whodu...
Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?
2014-07-19 16:29:37 UTC
<strong>This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. Jane Ciabattari explains his enduring influence.</strong>
The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions...
Hillary Clinton's new book: A foundations for a potential presidential run
2014-06-10 21:39:48 UTC
Hillary Clinton launched her memoir, Hard Choices, on Tuesday, laying the foundations for a potential presidential run with a carefully crafted self-portrait of a battle-hardened politician who has bounced back from her bruising defeat in 2008 armed with a clear vision for the future of America.
Monica Lewinsky returns to 'burn the beret and bury the blue dress'
2014-05-07 02:54:56 UTC
Nearly two decades after her name became synonymous with scandal, impeachment and one infamous blue dress, Monica Lewinsky is writing publicly about her affair with President Bill Clinton for the first time.
“It’s time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress," Lewinsky writes in the upcoming...
Author Gabriel Garcia Marquez dies aged 87
2014-04-18 06:10:50 UTC
<h3>Colombian Nobel prize-winning author Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died in Mexico aged 87. Best-known for his masterpiece 'One Hundred Years of Solitude,' he is credited with putting magic realism on the literary map.</h3>Sources close to his family said Garcia Marquez passed away at his home in...
Jimmy Carter on the road for 'A Call to Action'
2015-08-13 06:20:31 UTC
Former President Jimmy Carter is on an impressive publicity tour as he promotes his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power." The book addresses worldwide discrimination and violence against women and girls, covers the impact of “distorted religious texts on women” and u...
Jimmy Carter: Fight worldwide 'abuse of women and girls'
2014-03-29 20:27:17 UTC
Jimmy Carter is making a "call to action" over discrimination and violence against women, addressing issues from female genital mutilation to child marriage in a new book out in the US this week.
The 39th US president writes in A Call to Action of his belief that "the most serious and unaddres...
265 Anne Frank books vandalized in Tokyo libraries
2014-02-22 08:31:38 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries since earlier this year.
The damage was mostly in the form of dozens of ripped pages in the books. Librarians have counted at least 265 dama...
Obama shops at well-known Washington bookstore
2013-11-30 20:03:45 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is doing his part to support small businesses.
Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha dropped in Saturday at Washington's Politics and Prose bookstore and purchased what he said was a "long list" of books that included "The Kite Runner," ''Harold and the P...
Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board
2013-11-22 09:23:29 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long-simmering battle over teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science books for use in classrooms across the state but held up one biology text because of alleged factual errors.
Psychic Sylvia Browne dies at 77 in California
2013-11-22 04:14:36 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sylvia Browne once said she was just 3 when she discovered she could look into the future and know what was coming.
For the next 74 years, Browne claimed to do just that, predicting who would win elections, which celebrities would be getting married, splitting up or having...
Nobel author Doris Lessing dies at 94
2013-11-18 07:46:26 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted "Oh Christ! ... I couldn't care less."
That was typical of the independent — and often ira...