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Sen. Mitch McConnell Working on Memoir

By Hillel Italie | May 26
Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is working on a memoir.

US Group: Foreign Authors Censored in China Without Knowing

May 20
A U.S.-based advocacy group is warning Western authors to be vigilant of censorship of their work in China's fast-growing book publishing industry. Sometimes it's done without their knowledge.

Seattle Celebrates Hedgebrook Women Playwrights Festival

By Winnie McCroy | May 14
Seattle invites you to enjoy the 2015 Hedgebrook Women Playwrights festival this weekend, with events on Sunday, May 17 and Monday, May 18.

Mother-Daughter Duo Teach Diversity Through Coloring Books

By Winnie McCroy | May 13
Mother-daughter team Rebecca Wilson Macsovits and Rebecca Webb Wilson, both book authors, tap into their creative sides to deliver inspiration to young and mature alike in their books like, "Guion the Lion: A Colorful World."

Out Actress Maria Bello on Being A "Whatever"

By Yael Chanoff | May 10
Maria Bello has played a tough bar owner in "Coyote Ugly," a death-dealing alcohol lobbyist in "Thank You for Smoking," and a doctor on "ER." But her most interesting character might just be herself.

New Release for Hot Gay Book Series 'Boystown'

By Mike Halterman | May 9
As the third season of Boystown is becoming available for purchase this month, author Jake Biondi has some good news to share about his plans for the series on the small screen.

Are Artificial Food Flavorings Making You Fat?

May 7
Eating healthier isn't just about fat, salt and sugar. Flavorings could be fueling America's obesity epidemic. Americans add nearly 600 million pounds of flavorings to food each year, everything from syrups to spices to sauces.

Toddlers Swipe and Scroll Before Learning to Walk

May 4
A new study found that by age 2, more than a third of children have spent at least an hour a day on digital devices. Author and pediatrician Dr. Laura Jana discusses her new book and whether the "device generation" is cause for concern.

Crime and Mystery Writer Ruth Rendell Dies at 85

By Jill Lawless | May 2
Mystery writer Ruth Rendell, who brought psychological insight and social conscience to the classic British detective story, has died at the age of 85.

Former Stripper Matt Converse Pens Gay Erotic Thriller

By David-Elijah Nahmod | May 2
Matt Converse was once a stripper at The Nob Hill Theater, San Francisco's premiere gay adult entertainment emporium. That experience, and his fondness for the horror genre, led to his new novella "Behind the Velvet Curtain."

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