Seattle comic-book geek writes about failed superheroes

Seattle’s Jon Morris, a self-described “cartoonist, designer, writer, drunkard Internet ape,” has compiled a book about the superheroes history has left behind, titled “The League of Regrettable Superheroes.”

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US court agrees Apple violated antitrust law in e-book entry

NEW YORK (AP) — Apple violated antitrust laws by colluding with publishers to raise electronic book prices when it entered a market in 2010 that had been dominated by Amazon.com, a divided federal appeals court panel said Tuesday. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan ruled 2-to-1 that a...

‘Romantic Outlaws’: a mother and daughter of spirit and heart

“Romantic Outlaws,” Charlotte Gordon’s dual biography of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley, is an irresistible account of two unconventional women, mother and daughter, who broke new ground with their writings and beliefs, and paid a high price.

‘Of Orcas and Men’: What we can learn from the killer whale

Seattle author David Neiwert’s new book “Of Orcas and Men” edifies and fascinates in its examination of killer whales, their natural history and their role as an indicator species in our environment. Neiwert will discuss his book Tuesday, June 30, at Seattle’s Elliott Bay Book Co.

Sherman Alexie explores new realm with picture book

NEW YORK (AP) — National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie — already a poet, novelist and short story writer — moves into a new realm with his first picture book set to be released in May 2016. Illustrated by Caldecott Medal winner Yuyi Morales, "Thunder Boy Jr.," published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers,...