If Elvis Presley was the king of rock 'n' roll, Phil and Don Everly were its princes. Phil Everly, the youngest of the brothers died Friday, after a five-decade career of pop-country hits that influenced bands from The Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel.
Mo Yan s the first Chinese winner of the literature prize who is not a critic of China's government, but the Swedish Academy says that it did not take political considerations into account when selecting the popular novelist.
J.K. Rowling has written a gritty and darkly humorous tale of ugly realities in a pretty English village. "The Casual Vacancy" is a story of ambition, envy, and rivalry. "There's swearing and sex ... It's a bit of a shock," says one reader.