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Actress Mary Lynn Rajskub played a counterintelligence expert in the spy drama “24,” but in her new memoir, she claims to have been duped into an unwanted kiss from late right-wing broadcaster Rush Limbaugh. According to Rajskub’s book that came out Tuesday, “FAME-ISH: My Life at the Edge of Stardom,” that forced kiss came in 2006 when she was invited to a conservative gathering in Washington, ...

Of course kids want a good story and engaging pictures. But there's nothing wrong with a lesson, too. These 10 picture books — most with a Minnesota connection — celebrate nature, applaud diversity and protest racism, especially the murder of George Floyd. Most of these books include endnotes with reading guides, information and advice on how children can get involved. Sarah Rising By Ty ...

Ricardo Flores Magón might not be a household name in much of the U.S., but nearly a century after the Mexican activist died in a Kansas penitentiary, his legacy lives on. That's the argument that Kelly Lytle Hernández makes in her new book, "Bad Mexicans" — and it's a convincing one. Lytle Hernández's book covers the decade leading up the Mexican Revolution of 1910, focusing on Flores Magón ...

"Diamond Park" by Phillippe Diederich; Dutton (275 pages, $17.99) ——— The story of four teenagers on a road trip to pick up a vintage car turns into a pedal-to-the-metal crime thriller in Phillippe Diederich’s new young adult novel, "Diamond Park." This is the second YA book by Diederich, after the award-winning "Playing With the Devil’s Fire." He has also published a novel for adults, ...

CHICAGO — For Ana Castillo, a Chicagoan known for her work as an author, educator, poet and activist, home is where her books are. Which, given the pandemic, means a home in the most southern point of New Mexico. Castillo was back in her hometown Thursday night to receive the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame’s Fuller Award at the American Writers Museum. Inspired by the works of author Henry ...

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The Biden administration will offer Covid-19 vaccines to migrants taken into custody at the US-Mexico border, according to two sources familiar with the planning, and confirmed by the Department of Homeland Security, as officials prepare for an influx of migrants.

"The Ballad of Love and Glory" is a novel Reyna Grande never planned to write. After a reading in 2013, an audience member had approached Grande with a book idea: "Have you heard about the St. Patrick's Battalion?" Grande brushed it off. "Sometimes at events, people come up to me to talk and they tell me, 'You should write a book about this, you should write a book about that,'" she said. "It ...

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Producers behind a new NFT collection honoring late hip-hop icon Biggie Smalls are hoping it will be the illest. On the 25th anniversary of the murder of Brooklyn, New York-born Christopher Wallace, professionally known as The Notorious B.I.G., a limited-edition NFT collection has been announced by NFT platform OneOf. According to the Santa Monica, California-based company, a portion of the ...

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