September 23, 2012 Emma Straub's novel, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, centers on small-town girl Elsa Emerson's transition into movie star Laura Lamont. Straub says her main character came to her while she was reading an obituary of real-life actress Jennifer Jones. "I was just struck by her life," Straub says.
September 23, 2012 Every answer is the name of a TV show past or present. Each can be found in consecutive letters in the sentences read. Name the TV shows. For example, in the sentence "We watched the acrobat many times," the hidden TV show is BATMAN. Hint: Each answer has at least six letters.
September 23, 2012 Author John Sandford has written almost two dozen novels and thrillers, most of them as part of the "Prey" series. In his latest book, detective Virgil Flowers sets off into the rural countryside, where, as Sandford says, "every once in a while, things turn ugly, and when they turn ugly, they turn very ugly."
September 22, 2012 The Highwaymen were a group of African-American artists in the '60s and '70s who sold idyllic paintings by the roadside of Florida's Route 1. Back then, they nearly saturated the market with their pictures, but today their work is sought after by the likes of Steven Spielberg and Michelle Obama.
September 22, 2012 Boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini won the championship his fighter father never could — but his life was marred by tragedy when he defended his title against a South Korean boxer who died after the match. A new biography of Mancini describes how his life changed after that fateful fight.
September 22, 2012 Here's a photographer you probably don't know, but who's worth a closer look.
September 21, 2012 Bob Woodward's The Price of Politics, about the battles between Obama and Congress, debuts at No. 1.