News This Week (October 24th)

There is a lot of news this week…

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

Bands are demanding to know if their music was used as instruments of torture at GITMO.

Animal Collective fights to protect seals.

Jack Kerouac never wanted to be a cultural icon.

Writers and educators defend fear in children’s stories (especially Where the Wild Things Are) in England.

Watch the leaked, unfinished Kanye West and Spike Jones film We Were Once A Fairy Tale.

Read an interview with Jonathan Lethem.

Kanye West gets community service for an airport camera attack.

Read an exert from David Eggers The Wild Things.

Read a Jonathan Lethem short story.

See Van Gogh’s letter sketches and read the transcriptions.

See images from Robert Crumbs Book of Genisis.

Neil Gaiman and Melvin Burgess explore twitter as storytelling medium.

Nabakov’s novel Laura will be released soon.

Mexico admits to spying on Gabriel García Márquez who they suspected as a Cuban agent.

Spoof biographies of Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue are popping up.

The Guardian UK explores Julio Cortazar’s short stories.

See images from Carl Jung’s The Red Book.

Stuart Hample on turning Woody Allen into a comic strip.

On F. Scott Fitzgerald’s preoccupation with money.

Philip Roth takes his own author tour.

See some very old dust jackets.

On T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland.

A new Shel Silverstein children’s book and album will be released.

See sexy science fiction covers.

Get a free copy of Gregory Maguire’s new novel.

The American Bookseller’s Association challenges the price wars between Amazon, Target, Walmart, and others.

Young Adult novelist Norma Fox Mazer dies at 78.

José Saramago calls the Bible a handbook for bad morals.


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.