"Can I Go Now? The Life of Sue Mengers, Hollywood's First Superagent" (Viking), by Brian Kellow
Movies that were brash and downbeat, mature and ambitious, even nasty and vulgar marked the New Hollywood of the late 1960s. Matching them in temperament was a new kind of talent agent, and Sue Mengers may have been the most colorful of the bunch.
Christina Aguilera has visited Haiti, Rwanda and Guatemala on relief effort trips, but last week in Ecuador she not only offered support to struggling and hungry children — she also connected with her roots.
The name of Apple’s new Mac operating system says a lot about what to expect.
Making a glass of Coke at home will soon be possible, if you don’t mind paying more than $300 for a machine that sits on your kitchen countertop.
"Why Not Me?" (Crown Archetype), by Mindy Kaling
Mindy Kaling may be gearing up for the fourth season of her TV show, "The Mindy Project," but that didn't deter her from writing another wildly entertaining and completely relatable book, "Why Not Me?"
"The Rising: Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an American Town" (Crown), by Ryan D'Agostino
With time, access and superior writing and observing skills, a talented journalist can recreate a searing family tragedy that allows readers to analyze, ponder and learn from it. That's what Ryan D'Agostino has done in "The Rising: Murder, Heartbreak, and the Power of Human Resilience in an American Town."
"The Appearance of Annie van Sinderen" (Putnam), by Katherine Howe
To call Katherine Howe's latest novel a ghost story would be an unfair oversimplification. Yes, there's a ghost. And, yes, it's a can't-put-down story. But it's much more than a young adult novel.
Hundreds of people lined the streets of Eldon as they celebrated the 30th annual Turkey Festival Saturday.
We’re often warned against it, but I’ll happily confess to judging books by their covers. I’ve had great success with this method, and a recent prime example is one I found on the New Books shelf in the Children’s Department at Missouri River Regional Library.
"The Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco is divorcing husband Ryan Sweeting after less than two years of marriage.
"Once in a Great City: a Detroit Story" (Simon & Schuster), by David Maraniss
The city that remains synonymous with America's auto industry has a newer identity as an emblem of urban decay. Its decline is all the more tragic when one looks in the rearview mirror to see how Detroit seemed to be firing on all cylinders a half-century ago.
Some notable upgrades have been made for "Hotel Transylvania 2," the sequel to the 2012 Adam Sandler animated vehicle that took a sizable bite out of the box office but proved to be less accommodating where the cobweb-bare script was concerned.
"The Courtesan" (Dutton), by Alexandra Curry
Alexandra Curry's debut novel begins with an execution. It's China in 1880 and a man is beheaded.
Shakespeare had his tortured Hamlet, his ambitious Macbeth, his malevolent Iago, his warring Montagues and Capulets.
"The Three-Nine Line" (Permanent Press), by David Freed
David Freed's first three Cordell Logan thrillers chronicled the former combat pilot and government assassin's struggle to adjust to civilian life. But in "The Three-Nine Line," Logan returns to his comfort zone when he's recruited for a top-secret overseas assignment.