Archive: August 9, 2009 - August 15, 2009

Threats Cancel Abu Ghraib Book Lecture

Lynndie England, the former Army reservist who became famous for posing in notorious Abu Ghraib photos, was prevented from speaking about her biography at the Library of Congress on Friday after the staff received threatening emails. She was scheduled to discuss "Tortured: Lynndie England, Abu Ghraib and the Photographs That...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 14, 2009; 6:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fiction and Reality in Health Care Debate

Barbara Boxer is learning you can't escape reality as a fiction writer. The Democratic senator was on friendly territory in Marin County, Calif., on Wednesday to flog her new novel "Blind Trust" when she was greeted by about two dozen, placard-carrying opponents of government spending and health care reform. Boxer...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 14, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

The Future of Flexible E-Book Screens

We reported last week that Polymer Vision, the company creating the innovative Readius e-book was in difficult financial straits and that the device was on hold. The news was a blow to development of e-readers with flexible screens. Unlike the Kindle or Sony e-reader, Readius is a foldable device. You...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 13, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Suicide Bombing -- the Palestinian Perspective

Nasser Abufarha has plunged into a dark corner of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict: suicide bombers. His book, "The Making of a Human Bomb - An Ethnography of Palestinian Resistance," is scheduled for release next month by Duke University Press. Abufarha, a Palestinian who has a PhD in anthropology from the University...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 12, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Judy Woodruff's Late-Summer Reading List

One of Washington's most recognizable journalists, Judy Woodruff has been covering politics for more than 35 years at CNN, NBC and PBS. Lately, she is a senior correspondent for "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer." Asked recently to put together a reading list for young people who want to stay sharp,...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 11, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Conservative Bestsellers Galore

It's a conservative takeover -- of the bestseller list. The onslaught intensified last week with two new entrants. Michelle Malkin's "Culture of Corruption: Obama and His Team of Tax Cheats, Crooks, and Cronies" debuted at No. 2 on The Washington Post Bestseller list, while "Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America's...

By Steven E. Levingston | August 10, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (11)


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