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Tom Hardy, Andy Serkis sink their teeth into 'Venom' sequel

Sep. 28, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If there was one broadly agreed takeaway from 2018’s “Venom,” it was that when you let Tom Hardy run loose, good things happen. Not everything worked in the film, a darker, slimier spinoff adjacent to Sony Pictures’ “Spider-verse” Marvel...

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Sep. 28, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

Nonfiction 1. Peril by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, narrated by Robert Petkoff (Simon & Schuster Audio) 2. Vanderbilt by Anderson Cooper and Katherine Howe, narrated by Anderson Cooper (HarperAudio) 3. Greenlights by...

Who are the 2021 MacArthur fellows?

Sep. 28, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

Writers, artists, poets, a virologist, activists and filmmakers are among the luminaries named as this year’s MacArthur fellows. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday announced 25 people will each receive $625,000 over five years to use as they please. The...

Review: Anita Hill urges us all to battle gender violence

Sep. 28, 2021 12:37 PM EDT

“Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence” by Anita Hill (Viking) Anita Hill didn’t care if President Joe Biden apologized or not, but she found his aversion to doing so rather dramatic. This is one anecdote from her new book,...

US-Apple-Books-Top-10

Sep. 28, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

Book Title by Author Name - ISBN - (Publisher) 1. Peril by Bob Woodward & Robert Costa - 9781982182939 - (Simon & Schuster) 2. The Legacy by Elle Kennedy - 9781990101052 - (EKI) 3. The Jailhouse Lawyer by James Patterson...

Steven Van Zandt explores his fascinating and unlikely life

Sep. 28, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — About halfway through Steven Van Zandt's new memoir comes the point of no return. That moment was in 1983, during the recording of Bruce Springsteen’s breakthrough album “Born in the USA.” Van Zandt, the bandanna-wearing guitarist for...

Winfrey chooses Richard Powers' 'Bewilderment' for book club

Sep. 28, 2021 08:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Oprah Winfrey’s new book club pick is Richard Powers' “Bewilderment,” his first novel since the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Overstory" and already on the fiction longlist for the National Book Awards. “My next selection is from one of our...

Review: Idolatry surrenders to humanity in new Lee biography

Sep. 27, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

“Robert E. Lee: A Life” by Allen C. Guelzo (Knopf) Controversy over the equestrian memorial to Robert E. Lee on stately Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, was once limited to the removal of the blue-green oxidation from his bronze statue. In the wake of the...

Review: Book richly illustrates pandemic's impact on lives

Sep. 27, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

“Voices from the Pandemic" by Eli Saslow (Doubleday) More than 18 months into the coronavirus pandemic, there’s already been a bumper crop of books about COVID-19 that have focused primarily on the policy failures that allowed the virus to spread. ...

Review: Anthony Doerr dreams big with 'Cloud Cuckoo Land'

Sep. 27, 2021 10:37 AM EDT

“Cloud Cuckoo Land,” by Anthony Doerr (Scribner) How do you follow up a Pulitzer Prize-winning work of fiction? If you’re novelist Anthony Doerr (“All the Light We Cannot See”) you write a story that consists of five separate stories, spans millennia, and all...