Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 6-12

Oct. 6: Actress Britt Ekland is 71. Singer Millie Small is 67. Singer-guitarist Thomas McClary (The Commodores) is 64. Singer Kevin Cronin o…

A summer to remember: America in 1927

“One Summer: America, 1927″ (Doubleday), by Bill Bryson In retrospect, most summers seem pretty much alike: vacations in the country, lazy d…

7 more Alexie books coming out as e-books

NEW YORK (AP) — Sherman Alexie is learning to live with e-books, conflicts and all. Once one of the harshest opponents of books on a screen,…