Posts Tagged Books and literature

Jerry Lee Lewis: Sustained by brief blaze of glory

This photo provided by courtesy of Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, shows the cover of the book, "Jerry Lee Lewis," by author Rick Bragg. (AP Photo/Harper, HarperCollins Publishers)

“Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story” (Harper), by Rick Bragg

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AP Exclusive: Letter that inspired Kerouac found

This image provided by the Profiles in History auction house shows the cover of an auction catalog, featuring several pages of what has become known as "The Joan Anderson Letter," some 16,000 Benzedrine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950. The letter, Kerouac said shortly before his death, would have transformed his counterculture muse Cassady into a towering literary figure, if only it hadn't been lost. As it turns out, the letter wasn't lost, just misplaced, and it's scheduled to go on sale Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Profiles in History)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It’s been called the letter that launched a literary genre — 16,000 amphetamine-fueled, stream-of-consciousness words written by Neal Cassady to his friend Jack Kerouac in 1950.

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Bill Cosby controversy: A decade in the making

In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 file photo, model and television personality Janice Dickinson arrives at the Make Equality Reality Gala at the Montage Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Dickinson, in a June 6, 2006 radio interview with Howard Stern, describes Bill Cosby as a "bad guy" and says he "preys on women." Dickinson later tells "Entertainment Tonight" on Nov. 18, 2014 that Cosby sexually assaulted her in 1982. She says Cosby gave her red wine and a pill in a Lake Tahoe, Calif., hotel room.  (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File)

The sexual assault allegations that recently resurfaced against Bill Cosby first became public in 2005 when a former employee of his alma mater, Temple University, claimed he had drugged and abused her a year earlier at his suburban Philadelphia home. Here’s how the controversy over the allegations, some dating to the 1960s, has unfolded since then:

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Hauser writes book about boxing in 2013

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The University of Arkansas Press has published the latest book from sports writer Thomas Hauser featuring stories that capture boxing in 2013.

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Handler apologizes for watermelon joke at awards

In this Oct. 10, 2006 file photo, Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket attends the Second Annual Quill Awards at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Handler is apologizing for comments made at the National Book Awards that have been criticized as racist.

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