Magazines & Books

Children's Books Use Christmas to Push Global Warming Agenda

Jennifer Lawinski 24.12.2008

Global warming alarmists, picking up where the Grinch left off, are trying to steal Christmas, some critics say. From children's books to school plays, the climate change crowd is dreaming of a green Christmas, angering opponents who say 'tis NOT ...

Fox to adapt 9-year-old's book

Borys Kit The Hollywood Reporter 09.12.2008

Fox is ready to take advice from a 9-year-old. The studio has acquired the film rights to "How to Talk to Girls," a cute 46-page self-help tome written by Alex Greven, a 9-year-old in the fourth grade.

Louis XIII loves Matthew Rolston

Noorindah Iskandar WFG Media 22.11.2008
Louis XIII loves Matthew Rolston

Following on from Louise Bourgeoise (art) and Dror (architecture) and Christophe Pillet (design), Louis XIII has recently helped to launch the new book by celebrity and fashion photographer Matthew Rolston

BOOK: "Buddhism: The Fabric of Life in Asia"

Manote Tripathi The Nation 11.11.2008
BOOK: "Buddhism: The Fabric of Life in Asia"

With monks making headlines for all the wrong reasons, Buddhism in Thailand seems to be in peril. Just days ago villagers protested against an abbot who'd placed pictures of controversial politicians around the base of a Buddha image at his temple...

Washington State Book Award winners

Mary Ann Gwinn The Seattle Times 26.09.2008
Washington State Book Award winners

Winners of this year's Washington State Book Awards include a novel about a wayward young woman who may or may not be manipulated by a secret band of evil mind-controllers, poetry by the state's poet laureate, a new history of native Seattle, a bo...

Bonanza at book fair

Jennifer Lai The Standard 24.07.2008
Bonanza at book fair

Actress and singer Theresa Fu Wing stole the spotlight at yesterday's opening of the Hong Kong Book Fair, with some of her fans waiting up to 44 hours to get their hands on her new photo collection and CD.

Government's latest yearbook on sale

The latest Government yearbook, Hong Kong 2007, which offers an in-depth account of government policy and an overview of Hong Kong's developments last year, is now on sale.

Crowds at the HK anhual Book Fair. Photo: RTHK

Thousands of people have flocked to the Hong Kong Book Fair on its opening day - in the hope of snapping up a few publications. The Trade Development Council said 14-thousand people visited the fair in the first hour - 40% more than last year.

Book fair opens new chapter with tighter screening after fiasco

Books at this week's Hong Kong Book Fair will be carefully screened to ensure visitors - especially the young - are not offended.

10 magazine covers that shook the world

Los Angeles Times 15.07.2008
Vogue: Gisele Bündchen and LeBron James

Indian publisher sorry for not verifying authors comments in Benazir's biography

New Delhi , June 11 (ANI): The publisher of Indian author Shyam Bhatias recent book Goodbye Shehzadi, based on the life of former Pakistan premier Benazir Bhutto, has apologized for publishing personal and controversial statements about her life, ...

Golden Compass author Leads Campaign Against Book Age Guidelines

The Golden Compass author Philip Pullman is leading a campaign to block publishers' plans to introduce age guidance limits on books - insisting the proposals would be "damaging" to young readers.

What did your childhood taste like?

Alpha Mummy Times Online 05.06.2008
What did your childhood taste like?

What did your childhood taste like? Mine tasted like Ding Dongs, the American snack cake filled with cream; a terrible tomato and okra stew my mother made from frozen almost every week; Kraft macaroni and cheese, with its powdered sachet of “chee...

Seattle author explores one woman's search for her true nature

MARGARET BIKMAN Bellingham Herald 02.06.2008
Seattle author explores one woman's search for her true nature

Seattle author Jennie Shortridge reads from her new novel, "Love and Biology at the Center of the Universe," about a woman who thinks her life is shattered when she believes her husband is having an affair, and when she has a falling-out with her ...

David Guterson's new novel emphasizes Seattle's joys, sorrows and character

JOHN MARSHALL Seattle Post-Intelligencer 30.05.2008
David Guterson's new novel emphasizes Seattle's joys, sorrows and character

Life presents crucial choices, although often they are not recognized as crucial at the time. Pick this course, choose that person, follow this instinct, postpone that decision -- all can have profound effects on a life.

World's most famous spy, James Bond, back in book

A warship moored in the Thames River, and Royal Marines mounted guard on Tuesday to mark the return to action of the world's most famous spy, James Bond, in a new novel.

Tom Doctoroff: Paul French is wrong about China (and Tom Doctoroff)

Tom Doctoroff, CEO of J. Walter Thompson for Greater China, accepted my invitation to respond to the critique of his book by Shanghai-based writer and businessman Paul French.

Russian women make gold-digging an art form

Miriam Elder Telegraph 05.05.2008
Ksenia Sobchak has co-written a book on how to snare an oligarch. GETTY

An entire publishing industry has sprung up to teach the fairer sex how to snare an oligarch. They sit at nearly every table in Moscow's smartest restaurants, wearing designer jewellery and smiles that show they know they are the envy of every gir...

In book, FBI agent says Saddam Hussein cried at last meeting

WASHINGTON - After confessing to slaughtering 180,000 Kurds and plotting to build a doomsday nuke, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was so upset when his FBI interrogator left for home that he cried like a baby.

Sex lives makes Asian Godfathers a best-seller

The recently published Asian Godfathers, a book that claims to debunk the myths around the region's famed billionaires, has sold 10,000 copies in its first three months, British author Joe Studwell said Monday.

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