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FILE - In this March 6, 2019 file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former lawyer, returns to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington. President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer has sued Attorney General William Barr and the Bureau of Prisons director, saying he's being unjustly held behind bars to stop him from finishing a book that criticizes Trump. The lawsuit on behalf of Michael Cohen was filed late Monday, July 20, 2020 in Manhattan federal court, (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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July 23, 2020 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Thursday ordered the release of President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer from prison, saying the government retaliated against him for planning to release a book critical of Trump before November's election. Michael Cohen's First Amendment rights were violated when...
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Author Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks during the Celebration of the Life of Toni Morrison, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in New York. A stage production of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," his prize winning book about racism and police violence against Blacks, is being adapted by HBO for a special this fall. HBO announced Thursday that the program will feature readings from Coates' book and will be directed by Apollo Theater Executive Producer Kamila Forbes. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 23, 2020 - 12:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A stage production of Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me," his prize winning book about racism and police violence, is being adapted by HBO for a special this fall. HBO announced Thursday that the program will feature readings from “Between the World and Me” and will be...
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This combination photo shows a cover image released by Penguin Young Readers of "She Persisted in Sports" by Chelsea Clinton, left, and Chelsea Clinton at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts American Songbook Gala on May 29, 2018, in New York. (Penguin Young Readers via AP, AP Photo)
July 20, 2020 - 8:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Chelsea Clinton is extending her celebration of women to chapter books and the world of sports. Clinton's “She Persisted in Sports: American Olympians Who Changes the Game” will be published Sept. 22, the children's imprint Philomel Books announced Monday. The latest of Clinton's...
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This cover image released by Harper Perennial shows "Everybody Has a Podcast (Except You)" by Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy and Griffin McElroy. The siblings known for “My Brother, My Brother and Me” and “The Adventure Zone” have a deal with Harper Perennial for “Everybody Has a Podcast (Expect You),” the publisher announced Monday. According to Harper, the brothers spill on everything from finding the right name for your show to the very long odds of your making money. (Harper Perennial via AP)
July 20, 2020 - 8:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Podcasters Justin, Travis and Griffin McElroy would like to welcome you to the club. The siblings known for “My Brother, My Brother and Me” and “The Adventure Zone” have a deal with Harper Perennial for “Everybody Has a Podcast (Expect You),” the publisher announced Monday. The...
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July 17, 2020 - 8:30 am
NEW YORK (AP) — With a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, three major literary arts nonprofits have teamed to administer $3.5 million for organizations struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. Along with the Mellon foundation, the Academy of American Poets, the Community of Literary...
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This cover image provided by DC shows "Rorschach" by writer Tom King. (DC via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 5:17 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — DC is releasing a new “Watchmen” spin off based on the Rorschach character, but the unveiling of the limited comic series has been met with mixed reactions. Some critics online questioned whether the masked vigilante should be the primary focus after DC announced the sequel “...
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This image released by Alfred A Knopf shows executive director of the National Book Foundation, Lisa Lucas, who has been named senior vice president of the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group imprints Pantheon and Schocken. (Beowulf Sheehan/Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group via AP)
July 15, 2020 - 8:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the organization which presents the National Book Awards is joining the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Lisa Lucas, executive director of the National Book Foundation since 2016, has been named senior vice president of the Knopf imprints Pantheon and Schocken Books. “I...
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This undated image released by Grand Central Publishing shows actor and author Andrew McCarthy, who is writing “Brat: An ’80s Story," expected next spring. McCarthy starred in the ’80s films “Pretty In Pink" and “St. Elmo’s Fire." (Brian Harkin/Grand Central Publishing via AP)
July 14, 2020 - 7:00 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Actor-writer-director Andrew McCarthy, a 57-year-old father of three, keeps getting asked about his “Brat Pack” years in the 1980s. He is now ready to answer. Grand Central Publishing announced Tuesday that McCarthy's “Brat: An '80s Story” will come out next spring. Grand Central is...
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FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2018, file photo, Naya Rivera participates in the "Step Up: High Water" panel during the YouTube Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, Calif. The search to find “Glee" TV show star Rivera in a Southern California lake ended Saturday, July 11, 2020, without any results, authorities said. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet Saturday night that the search of Lake Piru will resume Sunday morning. Authorities said Thursday they believe Rivera drowned in the lake. Her 4-year-old son was found alone in a rented boat. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)
July 13, 2020 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Naya Rivera, a singer and actor who played a gay cheerleader on the hit TV musical comedy “Glee,” was found dead Monday in a Southern California lake. She was 33. Rivera's body was discovered five days after she disappeared on Lake Piru, where her son, Josey, was found July 8 alone...
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This photo provided by Random House shows the cover of Andrew Weissmann’s "Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation." A lead prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Random House announced Monday, July 13, 2020, that “Where Law Ends” will be published Sept. 29. (Random House via AP)
July 13, 2020 - 8:58 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A top prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller has a book coming out this fall about the two-year investigation into the alleged ties between Russia and the 2016 campaign of President Donald Trump. Random House announced Monday that Andrew Weissmann's “Where Law Ends: Inside...
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