Books and literature

This image shows a party game focused on Latino pop culture. the Tragos Stay Home Pack and includes such activities as showing off your best moves to Bad Bunny’s Yo Perreo Sola dance and taking your best shot at duplicating Cardi B’s coronavirus howl. Half the proceeds of the set go to The Immigrant Worker Safety Net Fund. Available on TragosGame.com. Options in Spanish and English, both digital and in a box, are now widely available.(Tragos Games LLC via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 5:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The pandemic has proven there's no shortage of games to keep families, couples and kids amused. The classics are ever-present, but a range of new or off-the-beaten-track gift entries are available. A sampling: TRAGOS: It's a party card game focused on Latino pop culture that comes...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates, speaks to The Associated Press in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The chair of Britain's Hay literary festival said Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, that the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival's curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh Nahyan while working with him. When asked about the allegation by the AP, the UAE's Foreign Ministry said it does not comment on personal matters. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)
October 19, 2020 - 3:54 am
LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival’s curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates while working with him. Lawyers for the minister later...
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FILE - Ethan Hawke poses for a portrait during the 2020 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. 13, 2020. In an audiobook commissioned by the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan and airing online Oct. 19-29 Hawke inhabits the aging Rev. John Ames of Marilynne Robinson's acclaimed novel “Gilead.” (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)
October 16, 2020 - 9:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — When she learned that Ethan Hawke was working on a special audio edition of her acclaimed novel “Gilead,” Marilynne Robinson's response was to get a better idea of who he was. “I can't say I was familiar with his voice,” Robinson said of the four-time Oscar nominee whose films...
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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., speaks during the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Ken Cedeno/Pool via AP)
October 16, 2020 - 9:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley is working on a book about one of the Missouri Republican's ongoing targets. Simon & Schuster announced Friday that Hawley's “The Tyranny of Big Tech” will be released June 21. Hawley has frequently criticized Facebook, Twitter and other social media giants for...
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FILE - The Amazon logo appears in Douai, northern France on April 16, 2020. With many independent bookstore owners facing the most dire financial crisis in their lifetimes, the American Booksellers Association has teamed with an award-winning advertising agency known for “culture hacking” to dramatize the threats of the pandemic and the growing dominance of Amazon.com. On Tuesday, the trade group launched the “Boxed Out” campaign, for which a handful of bookstores around the country will have windows boarded up and boxes piled up out front that resemble Amazon delivery containers. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)
October 13, 2020 - 2:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — With many independent bookstore owners facing the most dire financial crisis in their lifetimes, the American Booksellers Association has teamed with an award-winning advertising agency known for “culture hacking” to dramatize the threats of the pandemic and the growing dominance of...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2016 file photo, former New York Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford waves to fans from outside the dugout at the Yankees' annual Old Timers Day baseball game in New York. A family member tells The Associated Press on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 that Ford died at his Long Island home Thursday night. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)
October 09, 2020 - 12:11 pm
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. (AP) — Whitey Ford, the street-smart New Yorker who had the best winning percentage of any pitcher in the 20th century and helped the Yankees become baseball’s perennial champions in the 1950s and ’60s, has died. He was 91. A family member told The Associated Press on Friday that...
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FILE - Model Emily Ratajkowski arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 9, 2020. The British model and activist has a book deal. She is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will publish it in 2022. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
October 09, 2020 - 10:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Model and activist Emily Ratajkowski has a book deal. “EmRata,” as her millions of online followers know her, is working on an essay collection called “My Body.” Metropolitan Books will published it in 2022. According to Metropolitan, an imprint of Henry Holt and Company,...
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FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo poet Louise Gluck stands next to President Barack Obama before being awarded with the 2015 National Humanities Medal during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The 2020 Nobel Prize for literature has been awarded to American poet Louise Gluck "for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal." The prize was announced Thursday Oct. 8, 2020, in Stockholm by Mats Malm, the permanent secretary of the Swedish Academy. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 08, 2020 - 11:53 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — American poet Louise Glück won the Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday for her “candid and uncompromising” work, which looks unflinchingly and with biting humor at loss and trauma, especially in family life. She joins a handful of American poets who have received the prize, which...
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October 06, 2020 - 12:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — An activist speaking out about inadequate waste and water sanitation in rural America, an author of young adult and children's literature reflecting the world's diversity, and a neuroscientist who used mathematics to study the brain's development are among the 21 recipients of this...
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This combination photo shows mystery writers Agatha Christie in 1957, left, and Raymond Chandler in 1946. Work from both writers appear in the new issue of Strand Magazine, a quarterly which has published obscure work by John Steinbeck, Mark Twain and William Faulkner among others. (AP Photo)
October 05, 2020 - 8:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two of crime fiction's most famous storytellers, Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie, also knew how to get a laugh. Chandler, beyond the terse and cynical narratives of such Philip Marlowe novels as “The Big Sleep” and “The Long Goodbye,” was able to poke fun at his own life. His...
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