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  • For Comics Fans, New York Leaps Off the Page Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 4:25 PM ET

    New York is the birthplace of comic books, and the New York Comic Con, at just five years old, has become a respectable contender as the “it” place for a pop-culture celebration.  The show, Friday through Sunday, offers plenty to do and see.

  • Read the Book? See the Movie: Freakonomics Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 3:35 PM ET

    Like the book, the film tackles the economic impact of unconventional subjects and what drives people.  Among the topics are how a pro-life philosophy affects crime and how naming a kid an unusual name has financial consequences.

  • On Language: 'Mad Men'-ese Saturday, 24 Jul 2010 | 11:20 AM ET
    Jon Hamm

    As the fourth season of the AMC series “Mad Men” kicks off, some of the show’s fans are gearing up to play another round of a peculiar language game: trying to spot flaws in the meticulously constructed dialogue portraying 1960s Madison Avenue.

  • Actress Angelina Jolie and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura speak onstage at the 'Salt' panel during Comic-Con 2010 at San Diego Convention Center.

    The showcasing of “Salt,” which opens in theaters on Friday, struck many longtime conventiongoers as a tipping point.

  • FIRST: Exclusive Playboy Offer Details! Thursday, 15 Jul 2010 | 1:27 PM ET

    After offering $210 million for Playboy Enterprises, Penthouse parent FriendFinder Networks CEO Marc Bell told Fast Money why he wants to get into bed with Hugh Hefner.

  • A Scandinavian Hit Sets Publishers Seeking More Wednesday, 16 Jun 2010 | 11:50 AM ET
    Swedish writer Camilla Lackberg.

    Camilla Lackberg has written seven blockbuster novels in her native Swedish but, until now, no one bothered to translate and publish any of them in the United States. And she has a tattooed, secretive, bisexual computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander to thank for it.

  • Cover of June 1938 issue of "Action Comics" that first featured Superman

    The record price for a comic book, already broken twice this year, has fallen again.

  • Forbes 'World's Richest' List Reveals Billionaire Rebound Wednesday, 10 Mar 2010 | 1:22 PM ET
    Forbes magazine

    The annual Forbes billionaire face-off is back. And this year the billionaires are back, too.  In 2009, a financial bloodbath slashed the assets of the world's wealthiest in half.  In 2010? A revival.

  • Quit Crying, It’s Time to Get Rich! Monday, 4 Jan 2010 | 12:56 PM ET

    Great news: The 'R' word is back! No, not recession. Or recovery. Rich! So quit your crying and get to it.

  • Awkward Timing for Book by Tiger Woods Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 2:01 PM ET

    It's  no joke, but might sound like a setup for one— Hachette Audio in May will release Tiger Woods’ 2001 best seller, “How I Play Golf,” as an audio book.  In it,  Woods shares the “psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape and help him transcend all the ups and downs of golf.”.

  • Adding Fees and Fences on Media Sites Monday, 28 Dec 2009 | 10:20 AM ET
    Laptop and money

    Newspapers, including The New York Times,  are weighing whether to ask online readers to pay for at least some of what they offer, as a handful of papers, like The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, already do. Indeed, in the next several weeks, industry executives and analysts expect some publications to take the plunge.

  • Top Author Shifts E-Book Rights to Amazon.com Tuesday, 15 Dec 2009 | 12:01 PM ET

    Ever since electronic books emerged as a major growth market, New York’s largest publishing houses have worried that big-name authors might sign deals directly with e-book retailers or other new ventures, bypassing traditional publishers entirely. Now, one well-known author is doing just that.

  • Cormac McCarthy has written more than a dozen novels on a portable Olivetti manual typewriter he bought in a Knoxville, Tenn., pawnshop around 1963 for $50. With this machine starting to break down, McCarthy  agreed to auction it donate the proceeds to the Santa Fe Institute, a nonprofit interdisciplinary scientific research organization with which both men are affiliated.

  • iTunes for Magazines: Publishers Plan Online Newsstand Wednesday, 25 Nov 2009 | 2:28 PM ET

    A consortium of magazine publishers including Time and Condé Nast plan to jointly build an online newsstand for publications in multiple digital formats, according to people with knowledge of the plans.

  • Playboy in Talks With Iconix to Sell Itself —Sources Friday, 13 Nov 2009 | 10:37 AM ET

    Playboy Enterprises is in preliminary talks to sell itself to Iconix Brand Group, people familiar with the matter said.

  • New Harry Potter Theme Park Set for Orlando Wednesday, 16 Sep 2009 | 12:27 PM ET
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, the keenly anticipated Florida theme park, will open in the spring and allow visitors to tour Hogwarts, buy quidditch gear and drink butterbeer.

  • Google's 'Fast Flip' Could Reinvent News on Internet Tuesday, 15 Sep 2009 | 4:31 PM ET

    Google, long seen as an enemy by many in the news industry, is making a bold attempt to be seen as a friend with a new service it hopes will make it easier for readers to read newspaper and magazine articles.

  • Small Blogs Turn a Profit, Thanks to Big Advertisers Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | 4:08 PM ET
    Close up of someone typing on a laptop.

    The dream of quitting the day job and making a living from blog revenue has proved to be far-fetched for most bloggers. But a few entrepreneurs have found success in blog networks.

  • Julia Child

    Almost 48 years after it was first published, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” by Julia Child is finally topping the best-seller list, bringing with it all the butter, salt and goose fat that home chefs had largely abandoned in the age of Lipitor.

  • Woman Tells of Affair With Madoff in New Book Friday, 14 Aug 2009 | 10:49 AM ET
    Bernard L. Madoff

    Hadassah, the Jewish volunteer organization, knew it had invested $40 million with Bernard L. Madoff by the late 1990s. It also knew it had taken more than $130 million from its Madoff accounts and still had millions on the books when the vast Ponzi scheme was revealed in December.