News This Week (September 5th)

Every week Logos employees collect the most interesting news bits from the book and music world.

Disney buys Marvel in a $4 billion deal giving Disney the worlds largest media company.

An autographed book from Truman Capote to Harry Potter, dated 1978, is selling for $1000.

See a map of book bans and challenges from 2007-2009.

Read a John Ashbury Poem.

Read an Orhan Pamuk short story.

The British Library hosts a T.S. Eliot retrospective in honor of Faber & Faber’s 80th anniversary.

15 poems by American poets will be translated into Arabic.

Poet Dic Jones dies at age 75.

Writer and journalist Keith Waterhouse dies at age 80.

The Guardian UK gives away free comics.

Nick Cave’s novel The Death of Bunny Monroe is released as a multimedia experience for the iPhone.

John Lennon’s abecedarium.

Another look at Paul Bowles.

The Stooges reunite.

Beck begins his second Record Club recordings, The Songs of Leonard Cohen, with an all-star line up.

Janina

Janina Larenas is the book buyer for the New Book Department. She is a printmaker and book artist who works with a variety of mediums to create narrative imagery. Her pieces range from stickers and posters to science illustration, embroidery to zines, often merging technical crafts with fine art presentation.