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March 29, 2017

Murder, prosecutorial misconduct, a jail house snitch, and a man on death row. Thomas Lowenstein discuss the case behind The Trails of Walter Ogrod »

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TLowenstein photo - croppedIf you’re fascinated by wrongful conviction stories like those in Serial and Making a Murderer, you’ll want to pick up a copy of our forthcoming book The Trials of Walter Ogrod: The Shocking Murder, So-Called Confessions, and Notorious Snitch That Sent a Man to Death Row. by Thomas Lowenstein. I…

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March 21, 2017

“Shedding our born skins and wearing an identity we choose can be a really powerful, liberating thing.” Anthony R. Palumbi discusses Blood Plagues and Endless Raids: A Hundred Million Lives in the World of Warcraft »

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GG Films- Anthony Palumbi_lowresSince its inception 12 years ago, 100 million people have traded in their workaday selves in favor of becoming warriors, mages, assassins and healers in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft. In Blood Plagues and Endless Raids: A Hundred Million Lives in the World of W

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March 20, 2017

Staff Reads: March 17, 2017 »

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We had some technical difficulties on Friday—possibly some green-clad mythological mischievous-makers having a spot of fun?—so our regularly scheduled Staff Reads is being posted today.

 

Buzz words from this week’s staff reads post: feminism, knitting, Manhattan, and serial commas.…

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March 16, 2017

Setting the scene: T. Frank Muir discusses how the rainy town of St. Andrews, Scotland inspires his DCI Gilchrist series »

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With Tartan noir picking up on the dark trends left in the wake of Scandinavian crime fiction, T. Frank Muir makes waves with his gory police procedural, the fifth in his series with hard-boiled detective Andy Gilchrist. Muir discusses how the rainy town of St. Andrews, Scotland inspires his books f…

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Ragged Edge, The March 13, 2017

Co-authors Michael Zacchea and Ted Kemp discuss the misconceptions surrounding the Iraq War and how they collaborated to tell Michael’s story in The Ragged Edge »

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Lt. Col. Michael Zacchea, USMC (ret.) and Ted Kemp, senior editor in charge of CNBC Digital’s foreign desk collaborated to tell Michael’s story of his time in Iraq in The Ragged Edge:

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March 7, 2017

Staff Reads: Our favorite book-to-film adaptations »

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The Arrival, The Jungle Book, and Fantastic Beasts And Where to Find Them  are all Oscar winners Boss BabyThe Bell Jar, and The Dark Tower are heading to the big screen soon. What do they all have in common? Before they were movies, they were books.

We listed our most anticipated book-to-…

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March 1, 2017

Miriam C. Davis talks research, dream casting, and the best part about writing The Axeman of New Orleans »

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IMG_6817Exploring a great mystery of the American South, The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story reveals the grisly history of the nation’s first serial killer. The story has been the subject of much speculation in literature and on the web—and most recently on the FX television series American Horro

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February 27, 2017

Judy Garland: “I wanted an Oscar and I wanted it badly” »

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Judy and I 3dShe had the top-selling hit song of 1939 with “Over the Rainbow,” was invited to place her hand and footprints in the cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and was presented with a special Academy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Juvenile Actress in The Wizard of Oz. She may have called i…

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February 24, 2017

Book recs for Oscar-nominated characters »

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It's Oscar weekend, and we thought it would be fun to offer up some book recommendations to the men, women, and one bunny, who appear in the Oscar-nominated films.

Share you thoughts on our recommendations, and offer up your own in the comments or on Twitter using the hashtag #OscarBookRec

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February 17, 2017

Deb Aronson’s Alexandra the Great tells the story of a horse who showed people exactly what it means to “run like a girl.” »

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AronsonRachel Alexandra grew from a knock-kneed foal abandoned by her mother into an athlete that dominated every filly on the track, but she still wasn’t allowed to compete against the colts. When a new owner saw her potential, Rachel and her team lined up against competitors threatened by her speed and…

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