Books: New And Noteworthy

We scope out the hottest books on sale the week of Nov. 4.

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  • Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Oblivion:’ One Release, One Top Spot
    The weekend was very kind to last week’s one and only new release, Oblivion. Otherwise, the charts have remained more or less static since last weekend. Oblivion did quite well in the box office, making over $38.1 million; while this is at the bottom end of its predicted range for its opening weekend gross, it’s still a respectable sum, and the film can probably expect similarly impressive numbers in later weeks. More
  • New in Theaters: ‘Oblivion’
    As promising and, surprisingly, somewhat original as the film sounds, critics remain unimpressed (aren’t they always?)—Rotten Tomatoes currently rates it at 59%. While the film is visually stunning, and Cruise offers a respectable performance, some insist that there’s not quite enough substance to the script to tie the whole package together. More
  • Obituary: Walt Books concocted the ‘World Championship Booya Cook-off’ and other South St. Paul events
    Walter Books, a classic old-time pitchman who concocted the “World Championship Booya Cook-off,” rodeos, festivals and zany contests for South St. Paul, died Oct. 16 of complication of COVID-19.
    10/23/2020 - 4:49 pm | View Link
  • The Books Yaa Gyasi Read While Writing Transcendent Kingdom
    For the second installment, I spoke with Yaa Gyasi, whose novel Transcendent Kingdom debuted this summer, and instantly became one of my favorite things I’ve read this year. The book follows Gifty, a ...
    10/23/2020 - 3:27 pm | View Link
  • Antonio Brown: Books visit with Tampa Bay
    Brown (suspension) is scheduled to visit with the Buccaneers on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Pending his reinstatement by the NFL, Brown is eligible to return from ...
    10/23/2020 - 11:10 am | View Link
  • Sources: UFC books Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev as main event for final 2020 card
    The UFC has booked Leon Edwards to face Khamzat Chimaev in a welterweight bout on Dec. 19, sources tell ESPN's Ariel Helwani.
    10/23/2020 - 10:31 am | View Link
  • Children’s Books: Words of Wonder
    Verses and illustrations conjure a wild world for young readers.
    10/23/2020 - 9:40 am | View Link
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