‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ makes list of America’s most-loved books

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ makes list of America’s most-loved books

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” erotic romance novel series by E.L. James made a PBS list of America’s 100 “most-loved” books — alongside acclaimed literary masterpieces like “1984” and “The Catcher in the Rye” and “Crime and Punishment.” The wide-ranging fiction book…

Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

Syrian rebels withdraw from enclave northeast of Damascus

BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) – Syrian rebels began withdrawing from an enclave northeast of Damascus on Saturday and will go to northern Syria, state TV and a rebel official said, in a surrender agreement that marks another victory for President Bashar al-Assad. A damaged…

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ makes list of America’s most-loved books

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ makes list of America’s most-loved books

The “Fifty Shades of Grey” erotic romance novel series by E.L. James made a PBS list of America’s 100 “most-loved” books – alongside acclaimed literary masterpiece’s like “1984” and “The Catcher in the Rye” and “Crime and Punishment.” The wide-ranging fictional book…

Feud brews at Harper’s between ex-editor-in-Chief and publisher

Feud brews at Harper’s between ex-editor-in-Chief and publisher

Former Harper’s editor Ellen Rosenbush is back at the monthly as interim editor — even as the latest blowup between fired Editor-in-Chief James Marcus and Publisher John “Rick” MacArthur grows nastier by the day. “Editorial Director Ellen Rosenbush is back in charge…

Cohen drops libel suits over publication of Trump dossier

Cohen drops libel suits over publication of Trump dossier

President Trump’s private lawyer Michael Cohen has dropped libel suits against BuzzFeed and ​research firm Fusion GPS over the publication of a controversial dossier that claims the president has connections to Russia, according to a report on Thursday. Cohen, who has been…

DOJ close to clearing $6.6B Sinclair-Tribune merger

DOJ close to clearing $6.6B Sinclair-Tribune merger

President Trump’s Justice Department, barring any last-minute changes, is days away from clearing the controversial $6.6 billion acquisition of Tribune Media by Sinclair Broadcasting, The Post has learned. Antitrust lawyers at the department, which has primary oversight, have recently reached out to…

The inside story of Katie Couric’s Yahoo debacle

The inside story of Katie Couric’s Yahoo debacle

Even by non-showbiz standards, 111 W. 40th St. was drab. Home to Yahoo’s ambitious media operation in 2013, the address was nine blocks, 20 years and an internet revolution away from the Rockefeller Center studio where Katie Couric had become an American…

Alex Jones whines he’s being defamed in Sandy Hook suit

Alex Jones whines he’s being defamed in Sandy Hook suit

Conspiracy monger Alex Jones has hit back at the families of Sandy Hook victims who sued him for defamation this week — claiming he is the one who’s been defamed. “You’re allowed to question things in America, that’s not defamation,” Jones said…

British regulator opens probes into Russia’s RT news channel

British regulator opens probes into Russia’s RT news channel

LONDON — Britain’s media regulator has opened seven investigations into whether Russian news channel RT broke impartiality rules in broadcasts made since a Russian double-agent was poisoned in the English city of Salisbury last month. The regulator Ofcom had warned that RT…

Devastated mum slams 'gaslighting' social media trend after daughter, 28, killed herself while in 'toxic' relationship

Devastated mum slams 'gaslighting' social media trend after daughter, 28, killed herself while in 'toxic' relationship

Miriam Lewis found Natalie Lewis-Hoyle – the daughter of the Home of Commons deputy speaker – hanged at their home in Heybridge, Essex  on December 15. Gaslighting is a form of psychological abuse in which the "gaslighter" tries to confuse the victim by…

Trump helping make book sales great again

Trump helping make book sales great again

Is Donald Trump turning into the savior of the book publishing world? As of Tuesday, Flatiron Books said it is sending 850,000 copies of James Comey’s memoir, “A Higher Loyalty,” to retailers. Its parent company, Macmillan, clearly doesn’t want to be caught…

NPR newscaster Carl Kasell dead at 84

NPR newscaster Carl Kasell dead at 84

LOS ANGELES — Carl Kasell, whose Southern baritone was a presence on National Public Radio programs for more than three decades, died on Tuesday in Potomac, Maryland, from complications from Alzheimer’s disease, NPR said. He was 84. Kasell was best known in…

Russian reporter dies after mysterious plunge from balcony

Russian reporter dies after mysterious plunge from balcony

An investigative journalist who wrote about the recent Russian mercenary deaths in Syria died after a mysterious fall at his home, according to reports. Russian reporter Maxim Borodin took the fatal tumble Thursday from his fifth-floor apartment balcony in Yekaterinburg. He died…

Independent radio station gets $10M anonymous gift

Independent radio station gets $10M anonymous gift

SEATTLE — An anonymous donor has given $10 million to an independent radio station in Seattle. The Seattle Times reports that the gift to KEXP was made by a woman before she died. Betsy Troutman, the station’s director of development, said the…

Sean Hannity revealed as Michael Cohen’s third client

Sean Hannity revealed as Michael Cohen’s third client

The mysterious third client of President Trump’s embattled personal lawyer Michael Cohen was revealed Monday as Fox News host Sean Hannity. Cohen was ordered to appear in court by Judge Kimba Wood and cough up Hannity’s name as part of the investigation into $130,000…

Comey interview scores big ratings for ABC

Comey interview scores big ratings for ABC

A porn star topped a former FBI director. James Comey’s much-hyped interview on ABC’s “20/20” Sunday evening pulled in 9.3 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research ratings. That was below the 12.1 million viewers the Country Music Awards attracted during its…

Cynthia Nixon gets the New York Magazine treatment

Cynthia Nixon gets the New York Magazine treatment

New York magazine is showing its stripes in the read of the week — with a fawning but informative cover story on Cynthia Nixon. The progressive “Sex and the City” actress, who is running for governor against Andrew Cuomo, shows her Tony…

How weed magazines are preparing you for 4/20

How weed magazines are preparing you for 4/20

Dude — you know what day Friday is, right? April 20? If you’re down with the fact that 4/20 is “Weed Day,” you’ve probably got a couple of pot mags someplace on the coffee table under all that other paraphernalia. If not,…