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'Expressive times': Publishing industry an open book in 2022

'Expressive times': Publishing industry an open book in 2022

NEW YORK (AP) — In 2022, the story of book publishing was often the industry itself. Penguin Random House's attempt to purchase Simon & Schuster ended up in a Washington, D.C.
Dissident artist Weiwei says China unrest won't alter regime

Dissident artist Weiwei says China unrest won't alter regime

MONTEMOR-O-NOVO, Portugal (AP) — Dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is taking heart from recent public protests in China over the authorities’ strict COVID-19 policy, but he doesn’t see them bringing about any significant political chang
Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

Jazzy 'Charlie Brown Christmas' swings on after 57 years

NEW YORK (AP) — The Mendelson family would love to find the envelope where their father, Lee, scribbled some lyrics to jazz musician Vince Guaraldi's composition “Christmas Time is Here” for an animated TV special featuring the “Peanuts” gang in 1965
Brendan Fraser is back. But to him, 'I was never far away'

Brendan Fraser is back. But to him, 'I was never far away'

NEW YORK (AP) — In a darkened hotel room in New York's Soho neighborhood, Brendan Fraser kindly greets a reporter with an open plastic bag in his hand.
38 women accuse James Toback of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

38 women accuse James Toback of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three dozen women have filed a lawsuit in New York against writer and director James Toback, accusing him of sexual abuse.

Cosby, NBC, studio face new sex abuse lawsuit from 5 in NY

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five women who have long accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them early in their careers have filed the latest lawsuit against the 85-year-old comedian — and this one calls NBCUniversal, a studio and a production company com

Greece seeks 'win-win' deal on Parthenon Sculptures in UK

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Cabinet ministers from Greece and the U.K. discussed Greece's bid to get the Parthenon Sculptures returned from London but gave no sign the world's thorniest cultural heritage issue was any closer to resolution Tuesday.

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Nonfiction 1. The Light We Carry by Michelle Obama, narrated by the author (Random House Audio) 2. Atomic Habits by James Clear, narrated by the author (Penguin Audio) 3.

Spain's former king wins latest stage in harassment lawsuit

LONDON (AP) — Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I, on Tuesday won the latest stage of a London court battle with an ex-lover who accused him of harassment after they split up.

Book distributor Thomas Allen & Son to close in 2023, pass contracts to Firefly Books

TORONTO — Thomas Allen & Son, one of Canada's oldest book distributors, will close its doors in a matter of months, becoming what the company's CEO describes as another casualty of consolidation in the publishing industry.
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