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New Johnny Cash biography released, Larry Gatlin pens foreword

Music journalist and historian John Alexander released a comprehensive biography of Johnny Cash entitled "The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash."

Review: New book on unfinished movie a must-read for Orson Welles fans Special

May 6 of this year marked the hundredth anniversary of Orson Welles' birth. But despite the name recognition and the wide film-school reverence for “Citizen Kane”, it sometimes seems as if Welles is still being neglected, even posthumously.

Author explores a fascinating life of social justice Special

Edmonton - Alexis Kienlen is an Edmonton-based writer who is a journalist and published poet with two volumes of poetry to her credit. Her third book is a work of non-fiction about someone who is well known for being an advocate for social justice.

Review: 'Falling Into Place': Hattie Kauffman's story of faith and hope

"Falling Into Place" is a memoir about how finding faith in a higher power and oneself can bring out inner strength and peace. Hattie Kauffman’s trials become lessons of perseverance and hope for all of us.

Review: Doolittle's Rob Ford exposé is a compelling, if limited, read Special

“Rob Ford might be a genius – if not of the academic variety, certainly of the kind that matters in politics,” Robyn Doolittle writes in “Crazy Town: The Rob Ford Story,” her bestselling account of the notorious Toronto mayor's career.

'The Butler' answers the call as it tops the field

Step aside Lee Daniels as the star power of Oprah Winfrey strikes again. But it was "Lee Daniels' The Butler" that wins the box office prize. It stars Oprah, but the lead is Forest Whitaker.

Leonard Cohen biography offers art and heart Special

Music journalist Sylvie Simmons interviewed a wide range of people to complete her exhaustive biography on Canadian music icon Leonard Cohen. It was a project done, as she says, with "diligence and heart."

New Angelina Jolie eBook becomes Amazon bestseller

A new unauthorized biography of Angelina Jolie reached number one in its category on Amazon Tuesday, once again fueling debate about the dominant role of eBooks in today's increasingly high-tech publishing ecosystem.

Review: New bio paints Mick Jagger as a contradictory enigma Special

Rock stars, like all celebrities, are hard to pin down. Their true selves hide behind carefully crafted public images, shielding us from the deeper complexities that make up a human personality. With Mick Jagger, it's unclear where the facade ends.

New Beatles bio offers a graphic look at the Fab Four Special

A new, comic-book style book offers a new, creative take on the history of The Beatles. Combining history with comics, creator Herve Bourhis has fashioned a fascinatingly visual take on the story of the Fab Four.

Best-selling author Walter Isaacson talks Steve Jobs biography Special

Toronto - Author of the new Steve Jobs biography, simply titled "Steve Jobs," Walter Isaacson made a book tour stop in Toronto on Wednesday to promote the new book, discuss the Apple innovator and what he was like.

New Van Gogh biography: Painter did not commit suicide, was shot

Vincent Van Gogh would have died from an accidental shooting by a teenager in the countryside of the French town of Auvers-sur-Oise, according to a new biography of the artist, calling into question the theory of his suicide.

Madonna biography to be released as comic book

Madonna will soon be rubbing shoulders with superheroes like Batman and the X-Men when her life story is told in the pages of a comic book, hitting shelves this August.

Burton Hersh talks about his new Ted Kennedy Biography Special

On the Aug. 25, 2009 Edward Kennedy, Democratic party member and United States Senator died of a brain tumour. He served for close to 47 years and he was among the longest serving Senators in the history of the United States

Op-Ed: Here's to You, Tom Cruise

A few evenings ago, the blare of an entertainment news show filled my home. A featured story, which took many teasers and long commercial breaks to finally air, highlighted Andrew Morton, the author of a new unauthorized biography about Tom Cruise.

Clapton bio: Human being, in A major

Eric Clapton is one of the few guitar heroes who deserves his rep and does more than photo shoots with his guitar. He’s also lived an extraordinary life which fiction would probably never get published. It’s a bit complex.

Keith Richards bio in the works - about time, you’d think

Keith Richards, who is one of the few guitarists I’d say actually works for a living, has a story to tell. The Elegantly Wasted One is finally doing that. Anyone's guess why it took this long. Maybe he wanted to accumulate some material...

Kitty Kelley to write Oprah tell-all

Kitty Kelley, the best-selling biographer known for dishing dirt on her subjects, is taking on one of America's most loved celebrities -- Oprah Winfrey.
 

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