In Long Career, He Never Hesitated to Afflict the Comfortable
Gore Vidal, one of the last true men of letters, a wit, prolific writer and bon vivant, who move easily in political as well as celebrity circles, has died in Los Angeles after a long illness from pneumonia. He was 86.
Prolific Writer of Science Fiction, Fantasy Enthralled a Nation
Ray Bradbury, who inspired the imaginations of countless readers with his tales of starships and life on distant planets, as well as provoking political commentary in his books, has died at 91. No immediate details concerning his death were available.
Author Pat Walker wandered into a bar in Mexico with her husband, hoping to enjoy a rock concert by a famous singer unknown to her, but something frightening and wonderful happens instead.
Charlotte Bronte, a 19th century English novelist and poet, apparently means more to France than Great Britain. A French museum aced out the Bronte museum in England for a rare manuscript written by the author.
Victorian novelist Jane Austen’s handwritten manuscript for “The Watsons” about four daughters of a widowed clergyman who endeavor to marry well, has fetched a stunning $1.6 million at auction.
Tera Lane has an eye for the stars and not the Hollywood kind. For the past 25 years, she’s worked as a professional “Sidereal Astrologer.” Now she’s channeled that experience into a new illustrated book, “Enchantment in the Sky” (Xlibris Books), a primer on astrological signs and their meanings.
On a recent episode of MTV’s hit show “Jersey Shore,” Snooki talked about how fellow cast member Sammi was increasingly isolated from the gang. The comment sounded familiar to Cindy W. Morrison, author of ”Girlfriends 2.0: Reboot and Upgrade Your Girlfriends NOW” (Yorkshire Publishing).