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Joe Biden says he didn't want to be VP

Joe Biden didn’t want to be Obama’s right hand — the Robin to his Batman, the VP to his P — and was upfront about it when the former president asked him in 2008. Huff Post reports that during a Tuesday event in San Francisco promoting his memoir, "Promise Me, Dad: A...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 1:20pm

Here are the books New Yorkers were reading most in 2017

New York City, you’re a woke town according to the public library's year-end tally of popular books. “Between the World and Me,” the award-winning bestseller by Ta-Nehisi Coates, was the most checked-out book of 2017 after debuting at No. 2 last year. Good job on keeping your...

Friday, December 22, 2017 - 12:59pm

Poland in Culture: Best books and films to check out

Film A 2017 film "Zookeeper's Wife” by Niki Caro tells an extraordinary story of how fearless Polish couple Antonina Żabińska (portrayed by two-time Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain) and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński (Johan Heldenbergh of "The Broken Circle Breakdown...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 1:48pm

Top 10 most borrowed books at the Boston Public Library in 2017

The Boston Public Library released its list of the 10 most borrowed books of 2017 on Wednesday morning. According to the latest installment of the end-of-the-year round up, a popular psychological thriller was able to take the top spot this time around. Paula Hawkins’ critically acclaimed...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 - 1:21pm

A new approach to tackling race relations around the globe

It's no secret that the oppression of black people is alive and well, on both a national and global scale. Metro caught up with clinical psychologist Jerome E. Fox, Ph.D. to discuss his new book: Addicted to White: The Oppressed in League with the Oppressor. You’ve described your book as...

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 1:21pm

Anna Nicole Smith: Sloppy drug fiend or stunning actress? Her doctor speaks out

The day that would forever change Dr. Sandy Kapoor, one of the late Anna Nicole Smith’s doctors, started off like any other day. “I was in my bedroom, going through an infuriating ritual that makes me late to my clinic every single morning — I have a doctorate from the Boston...

Monday, November 20, 2017 - 6:23pm

Why the world needs a little 'Wonder' right now

Whether it’s on a playground or in the White House, bullying seems to rear it ugly head in every aspect of society these days. However, "Wonder" is here to remind audiences that kindness does still exist in the world. The new film, which opens in theaters this week, stars Jacob...

Monday, November 13, 2017 - 10:47am

'You find yourself putting the bad memories out of your mind': Biden on loss of son

Joe Biden talked to Ellen DeGeneres in an emotional interview about writing the book Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose about facing the loss of his son Beau Biden. Joe Biden on Beau Biden Apologizing for sounding like a “typical dad,” the former vice...

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 5:00pm

Ivana Trump says Donald Trump wouldn't be who he is today without her

Ivana Trump is promoting her new book "Raising Trump" and during recent interviews with CBS News and Good Day America, she claimed President Donald Trump would not be the person he is today if it wasn’t for her and that she is the real "first lady."  During a...

Monday, October 9, 2017 - 3:32pm

Librarian rejects books donated by FLOTUS; Calls Dr. Seuss played out, racist

A librarian in Massachusetts thanked first lady Melania Trump for the Dr. Seuss books the White House donated to her school, but declined the gift calling the author “cliché, a tired and worn ambassador.” The White House chose one school from each state to receive 10 Dr. Seuss books as...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 4:45pm

Reddit/4chan plot to hurt Hillary Clinton's Amazon ranking felled by fairly simple error

Some people still haven't learned you can't keep Hillary Clinton down. Redditors, in particular. Her Amazon ranking, specifically. An expensive campaign by Trump-supporting Reddit and 4chan users to drive down the sales rank of Clinton's new book, What Happened, was foiled this week...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 5:36pm

Clinton slams Sanders, supporters for 'lasting damage' in new book

Hillary Clinton feels your pain. If you're bitter at Bernie Sanders and his supporters for hurting her chances in the 2016 election, that is. In the new Hillary Clinton book, What Happened, due to be released on September 12, the thwarted presidential candidate swats Sanders for his attacks...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 - 2:00pm

Hillary Clinton's pastor caught plagiarizing portion of new book

Hillary Clinton’s pastor has been caught plagiarizing part of a prayer he sent the ex-presidential candidate the day after she lost the election and later published in a book released last week. The Rev. Bill Shillady said he was “stunned” to learn his prayer, “Sunday is...

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:02am

Author Patty Farmer releases 2nd book on Plaza’s star-studded history

The Plaza Hotel has enchanted millions across the globe since it opened in 1907, and among them is author Patty Farmer, who first visited the luxury hotel at age 7. She envisioned herself to be like Eloise, from the children’s book series about a girl who lived on the hotel’s “...

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 5:00am

Trump's 'Art of the Deal' co-author Tony Schwartz predicts he's about to resign

Will Trump resign? One man answers with a resounding "yes." The ghost writer from President Donald Trump’s much-read “Art of the Deal” is predicting that Trump is ready to call it quits. On Twitter on Wednesday Tony Schwartz, co-author of Trump’s most widely-read...

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:29am

James Comey to write book about ‘good, ethical leadership’

Former FBI director James Comey — whose firing by President Trump last spring accelerated the Russia investigation — is writing a book about "what good, ethical leadership looks like and how it drives sound decisions," according to its publisher. The book — ...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 2:48pm

City kids could win 100K free books — but only if they beat Boston

Kids in New York City have a shot at winning 100,000 free books to build their very own home library — but not if their counterparts in Boston have anything to do with it. Both cities, along with San Francisco and Los Angeles, are contenders for the donation, which is part of the annual Soar...

Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 5:02am

Facebook celebrates Harry Potter's 20th anniversary with magic

Facebook is celebrating the "Harry Potter" 20th anniversary with a little magic when you update your status.  Today marks the 20th anniversary of the "Harry Potter" franchise, written by author J.K. Rowling. The first book, “Harry Potter and The Philosopher...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 4:28pm

George R.R. Martin's new TV series is out of this world

"Game of Thrones" fans may be counting down the days until the beloved HBO fantasy drama returns this July, but series' creator George R.R. Martin already has another project in the works that's a far cry from the sword fights and dragons of Westeros. The award-winning author...

Monday, June 26, 2017 - 12:34pm

Amazon opens first IRL bookstore in Manhattan, and it sounds like a giant Prime ad

Amazon, the online giant whose existence threatened brick-and-mortar bookstores, has opened a brick-and-mortar bookstore in Manhattan. But according to reviews, it seems more like a giant Amazon Prime ad than a cozy bookstore where page-lovers can chill with like-minded folk. "It seems to be...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 10:31am