Stories by Hillel Italie

Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

Hollywood's epic 'Birth of a Nation' glorified injustice

NEW YORK - One hundred years ago this spring, Hollywood came of age in a blaze of wonder and fury. But one of the greatest glories in movie history is also one of its lasting shames.
By Hillel Italie

Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

Amazon, Hachette end dispute

NEW YORK — One of publishing’s nastiest, most high-profile conflicts, the monthslong standoff between and Hachette Book Group, is ending.
By Hillel Italie

Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014

Simon cooperating for biography

NEW YORK - After decades of telling his story through music, Paul Simon is ready to rely on words alone.
By Hillel Italie

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014

Minecraft now publishing sensation

NEW YORK - Like millions of parents, Aaron Sacharow welcomes those moments when his son - 7-year-old Tyler - takes a break from video games and picks up a book instead.
By Hillel Italie

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Publishers, public meet at BookExpo

NEW YORK - Publishers and the public met this weekend at BookExpo America, the annual industry convention, and seemed to speak in different languages.
By Hillel Italie

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Poet, author Maya Angelou dies at 86

Maya Angelou, a modern Renaissance woman who survived the harshest of childhoods to become a force on stage, screen, the printed page and the inaugural dais, has died. She was 86.
By Hillel Italie

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Story tells of college love

Before his mother became the model for Blanche DuBois and his sister the inspiration for Laura Wingfield, Tennessee Williams drew upon a college girlfriend to tell a story of desire.
By Hillel Italie

Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014

E.L. Doctorow and the life of the mind

NEW YORK - E.L. Doctorow has different ways of telling a story.
By Hillel Italie

Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Readers not excited in 2013

NEW YORK - In 2013, everything - and nothing - happened in the publishing industry. It was a blockbuster year for the legal profession.
By Hillel Italie

Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013

Rock legend Lou Reed dead at 71

Lou Reed, the punk poet of rock n' roll who profoundly influenced generations of musicians as leader of the Velvet Under­ground and remained a vital solo performer for decades after, died Sunday.
By Hillel Italie

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Nikki Haley writing memoir

NEW YORK — S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has been busy jotting down thoughts and memories.
By Hillel Italie

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009

'Shadow ' casts light on Orson Welles

NEW YORK --- No posters or photographs of Orson Welles hang in the living room of his eldest daughter, Chris Welles Feder. His memory is preserved, imperfectly, through a shelf of books that Ms. ...
By Hillel Italie
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Few citations issued under "slowpoke" law

Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Ramone Lamkin said law enforcement agencies aren't cracking down on it like they do other traffic offenses, such as following too closely and failure to maintain lane.
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