Arts & Culture http://krvs.org en Book News: The Clash Of The Comic(-)Cons http://krvs.org/post/book-news-clash-comic-cons <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>The nation's biggest comic book convention has issued a cease-and-desist letter to the nation's third-biggest comic book convention over the use of the name "Comic Con," <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/comic-book-convention-organizers-clash-over-name/2014/07/27/e93435ba-15e7-11e4-88f7-96ed767bb747_story.html">The Associated Press reports</a>. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:24:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 52176 at http://krvs.org Book News: The Clash Of The Comic(-)Cons 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands http://krvs.org/post/love-and-drowning-us-virgin-islands In the new novel <em>Land of Love and Drowning</em>, the Virgin Islands and the ocean around them make for a magical setting.<p>The book follows three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.<p>It's also laced with magical realism: One main character can sense people's arrival; another family only gives birth to men, generation after generation; and one woman has a hoofed leg instead of one of her feet.<p>Author Tiphanie Yanique grew up on the island of St. Thomas, she tells NPR's Eric Westervelt. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:14:00 +0000 editor 52149 at http://krvs.org 'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet http://krvs.org/post/sold-harrier-jump-jet-bought-auction The Harrier Jump Jet combines the speed of a jet with the maneuverability of a helicopter.<p>These single-seater planes are known for vertical take-offs and landings, making them ideal for close-air support near the front-lines where runways may be damaged or non-existent.<p>Designed by the British and now flown by the U.S. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:02:00 +0000 editor 52150 at http://krvs.org What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet A Flowery Puzzle For Budding Quizmasters http://krvs.org/post/flowery-puzzle-budding-quizmasters <strong>On-air challenge:</strong> Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony. For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.<p><strong>Last week's challenge:</strong> Name something in five letters that's nice to have a lot of in the summer. Change the last letter to the following letter of the alphabet. Rearrange the result, and you'll name something else that you probably have a lot of in the summer, but that you probably don't want. What is it? Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:24:00 +0000 Will Shortz 52135 at http://krvs.org A Flowery Puzzle For Budding Quizmasters At Some Venues, iPads Take The Place Of Opera Glasses http://krvs.org/post/some-venues-ipads-take-place-opera-glasses <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=At+Some+Venues%2C+iPads+Take+The+Place+Of+Opera+Glasses&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDI3MDk2MDEzMjA0NDE3NTExOWRjNg004)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>ARUN RATH, HOST: <p>This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Arun Rath.<p>Every day, it seems that more places are invaded by mobile devices. But the concert hall- surely that's the one place where it's completely unacceptable to pull out that iPhone, right? Well, no. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 12:12:00 +0000 editor 52133 at http://krvs.org