• In this July 26, 2016 photo, American author and journalist Tom Wolfe, Jr. appears in his living room during an interview about his latest book, "The Kingdom of Speech," in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    Tom Wolfe talks Darwin, Chomsky and human speech

    NEW YORK (AP) — After satirizing everything from “radical chic” to 20th century architecture, Tom Wolfe is now mining the mystery of language and the reputation of the most influential linguist of our time, Noam Chomsky.

  • Max Ritvo, poet who chronicled cancer battle, dies at 25

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Max Ritvo, a poet who chronicled his long battle with cancer in works that were both humorous and searing, has died. He was 25.

  • This Aug. 23, 2016 photo taken from video shows Linda Thompson during an interview in New York. Thompson, who was engaged to Elvis Presley and married to Bruce Jenner and David Foster, has authored a book called, "A Little Thing Called Life." (AP Photo/Bruce Barton)

    Linda Thompson writes of love, loss and what she’s learned

    NEW YORK (AP) — Linda Thompson, who lived with Elvis Presley and was married to Bruce Jenner, has kept the details of her high-profile relationships private over the years.

  • In this July 15, 2013 file photo, Jason Gay, a co-host of the FOX Sports 1 talk show "Crowd Goes W!ld", appears at a press conference in New York. Gay, along with Harrison Scott Key and Mary Norris, have been named finalists for the 2016 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The winner will be announced Sept. 26, 2016, and receive a $5,000 prize. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

    3 finalists announced for Thurber Prize for American Humor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authors Jason Gay, Harrison Scott Key and Mary Norris have been named finalists for the 2016 Thurber Prize for American Humor.

  • In this March 12, 2016 file photo, actor Bob Odenkirk attends the 33rd Annual Paleyfest: "Better Call Saul" in Los Angeles. Odenkirk has a book deal to write essays about his life and comic journey. Random House announced Wednesday, Aug. 24, that the still-untitled book will explore  Odenkirk’s career working at Chicago’s Second City to writing and acting on “Saturday Night Live,” “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” “Mr. Show,” “Breaking Bad” and “Better Call Saul.” (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    Bob Odenkirk to write a book of essays about his life

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk has nabbed a book deal to write essays about his life and comic journey.

  • In this Sept. 14, 2015, file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Marilynne Robinson visits the State Library of Iowa in the Ola Babcock Miller Building in Des Moines, Iowa. On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, Dayton Literary Peace Prize organizers announced Robinson as the recipient of the annual Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, to be presented at a Nov. 20, 2016, ceremony in Dayton, Ohio. The lifetime achievement award celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

    APNewsBreak: Ohio literary peace award to Marilynne Robinson

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Writer Marilynne Robinson has been named the winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates the power of literature to foster peace, social justice and global understanding.

  • In this Aug. 18, 2016 photo, Henry Winkler poses for a portrait at his home in Los Angeles. Winkler stars with George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and William Shatner in "Better Late Than Never," a four-episode reality series documenting their 35-day trip  through Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

    Henry Winkler bonds with icons in new show, dreams of Tony

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — During an hour-long chat at his Los Angeles home, Henry Winkler does impressions of George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and William Shatner (his co-stars in the new NBC reality series “Better Late Than Never”), walks like a ninja who suddenly sports jazz hands, and improvises a scene as the intolerant acting coach he plays in a new HBO comedy.