Books And Literature

Still Anonymous: White House hunt for op-ed author fades

Oct 5, 2018

A month ago, the White House was consumed by a furor over an anonymous Trump administration official who authored an op-ed for The New York Times and claimed to be undermining President Donald Trump's agenda. But since then, little has happened.

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman dies at 96

Oct 3, 2018

Leon Lederman, an experimental physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for his work on subatomic particles and coined the phrase "God particle," has died at 96

Biography of playwright, activist Larry Kramer in the works

Oct 3, 2018

The first biography of playwright and gay activist Larry Kramer will be written with the full support of the subject himself

Chelsea Clinton fights cyberbullying by answering trolls

Oct 3, 2018

How does Chelsea Clinton fight cyberbullying? By answering trolls

Publisher of 'Fire and Fury, Stephen Rubin, names successor

Oct 3, 2018

The publisher of such blockbusters as "Fire and Fury" and "The Da Vinci Code" is stepping down

New Thomas Harris novel out in May

Oct 3, 2018

"The Silence of the Lambs" author Thomas Harris has a new novel out in May, his first in more than a decade, but don't expect a return for Dr. Hannibal Lecter

Real Peggy Sue, of 1958 Buddy Holly song fame, dies in Texas

Oct 2, 2018

The Texas woman who inspired the 1958 Buddy Holly song "Peggy Sue" has died at a Lubbock hospital

Science fiction into reality: Nobel Prize honors laser work

Oct 2, 2018

Scientists from the United States, Canada and France win Nobel Prize in physics for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality

Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith launching podcast-radio show

Oct 2, 2018

The country's poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, is launching a weekly podcast and radio program called "The Slowdown."

Critics sound off on Garrison Keillor appearance in Vermont

Oct 1, 2018

Organizers of this month's Burlington Book Festival are facing some criticism over a scheduled appearance by Garrison Keillor, former host of "A Prairie Home Companion."

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