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  • Richard Robinson, longtime Scholastic CEO, dead at 84

    NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Robinson, who as the longtime head of Scholastic Inc. shaped the reading habits of millions of young readers through such bestsellers as J.K. Rowling's “Harry Potter” novels and through a wide range of educational materials, reading clubs and book fairs, has died. He was 84.
  • Birds as revelations: Atwood writes foreword for Gibson book

    NEW YORK - When Margaret Atwood would receive invitations over the years to literary events around the world, literature wasn't the only factor shaping her response. She also kept in mind the interests of her longtime partner and fellow Canadian author Graeme Gibson.
  • Alexi McCammond parts ways with Teen Vogue over past tweets

    NEW YORK - Saying her past anti-Asian and homophobic tweets have overshadowed her work, Alexi McCammond said Thursday that she and publisher Conde Nast have decided to part ways at Teen Vogue.
  • Bon Appetit says magazine 'too white,' promises big changes

    Bon Appetit, whose top editor resigned Monday after a staff revolt over an offensive photo and longstanding issues involving treatment of people of colour, said Wednesday that “our mastheads have been far too white for far too long” and promised major changes at the magazine.
  • Fading Print? Some publications facing challenges in wake of COVID-19 pandemic

    With his newspaper facing an uncertain future, Toronto-based publisher Dave Bidini is determined to get the next issue of the West End Phoenix out to subscribers by the Easter long weekend.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice. An actress and singer who helped embody the manufactured innocence of the 1950s. A self-made billionaire who rose from a childhood of Depression-era poverty and twice ran for president.
  • Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2019

    A sharecropper's son who rose through the seats of power to become one of the nation's most influential voices. A Republican who went on to lead the U.S. Supreme Court's liberal wing. A lauded writer who brought to light stories overshadowed by prejudice.
  • Don’t overlook splashy coffee table books as holiday gifts

    NEW YORK - Art, architecture, music or travel: Coffee table books can fill just the right gift niche, especially when the cost would be budget-busting if you bought one for yourself.
  • Queer style kicks off NY Fashion Week with inclusive show

    NEW YORK - In celebration of gender-fluid fashion and inclusion of all kinds, the queer-style digital magazine dapperQ threw a runway party at the start of New York Fashion Week, filling the Beaux-Arts Court of the Brooklyn Museum with invited guests and nearly 2,000 members of the public.
  • 1960s prankster Paul Krassner, who named Yippies, dies at 87

    LOS ANGELES - Paul Krassner, the publisher, author and radical political activist on the front lines of 1960s counterculture who helped tie together his loose-knit prankster group by naming them the Yippies, died Sunday in Southern California, his daughter said.

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