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Arts Mar 15W.S. Merwin, prize-winning poet of nature, dies at 91
A Pulitzer Prize winner and former U.S. poet laureate, Merwin completed more than 20 books.
Arts Oct 222 rarely seen Hemingway stories will be published next year
The director of Hemingway's literary estate, Michael Katakis, told The Associated Press recently that "The Monument" and "Indian Country and the White Army" will be included with a special reissue of the author's classic "For Whom the Bell Tolls."…
Arts Oct 16PEN America lawsuit alleges Trump is stifling free speech
"President Trump has First Amendment rights and is free to criticize the press vehemently, but he is not free to use the power and authority of the United States government to punish and stifle it," the complaint reads.
Arts Aug 16Aretha Franklin, queen of soul, dies at 76
Legendary singer Aretha Franklin died Thursday.
Nation Jun 21Charles Krauthammer, prominent conservative voice, dies at 68
Awarded a Pulitzer for commentary in 1987, Krauthammer was an influential voice among Republicans, through his syndicated column and his appearances on Fox News and elsewhere.
Arts May 23Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85
Author of more than 25 books, Roth was a fierce satirist and uncompromising realist, confronting readers in a bold, direct style that scorned false sentiment or hopes for heavenly reward.
Politics Jul 27Hillary Clinton lets her ‘guard down’ in her new book ‘What Happened’
Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Thursday that Clinton's book will be a highly personal work that also is a "cautionary tale" about Russian interference in last year's election and its threat to democracy.
Arts Dec 166 books that got a Trump bump this year
NEW YORK — Books by such familiar names as J.K. Rowling, Jeff Kinney and Bill O’Reilly were among the top sellers of 2016. But the most unexpected presidential election in memory also led to some unexpected successes. Donald Trump’s rise…