Novelist Daniel Silva was a guest on CBS This Morning to talk about his new espionage thriller, The Heist.
Read more... July 20, 2014
Weird Al Yankovic has a new album out and one of his parodies is just hilarious. He did a spoof of Robin Thicke's raunchy and controversial song "Blurred Lines." Weird Al renamed the song "Word Crimes" and made it into a rant about poor grammar and improper word use. The song is from Weird Al's new album, Mandatory Fun.
Read more... July 15, 2014
Archie Comics is getting back into the superhero business in a big way. Archie is relaunching its Red Circle Comics imprint under the new name of Dark Circle Comics. The Red Circle Comics imprint was launched in the 1970s as a platform for the superheroes that didn't really fit in the Archie world. The Fly, the Fox, Firefly the Web and Wizard had their adventures chronicled in the imprint.
Read more... July 12, 2014
The ongoing war between Amazon.com and Hachette just got a lot more intense. The online retailer and the book publisher have been battling over new contract terms under which Amazon will sell Hachette titles. Each side gives a different account of what has happened. Amazon says Hachette won't come to the table and that its offers were fair, and Hachette says it has made fair offers which Amazon won't accept.
Read more... July 11, 2014
The National Portrait Gallery had press previews today for its new Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision exhibit which opens to the public tomorrow. The exhibition showcases the life of one of England's most important twentieth century writers.
Read more... July 9, 2014
Scarlett Johansson just won her lawsuit against bestselling French novelist Gregoire Delacourt on the grounds of defamation of character.
Read more... July 7, 2014
Ehern Kruger has written three Transformer movies which have all been monster hits. The newest film, Transformers: Age of Extinction, has been setting box office records, especially in China. The film has already grossed nearly half a billion dollars worldwide. Clearly, Kruger knows what it takes to translate a story about giant robots from space into a blockbuster movie.
Read more... July 5, 2014