The daily lowdown on books, publishing and the occasional author behaving badly.
When a book makes the leap from print to the big screen, it's not uncommon for filmmakers to take a few liberties with the adaptation. When that book is the Bible, however, those liberties can attract a bit more attention.
Originally published on Fri December 26, 2014 12:18 pm
Two Saudi women arrested nearly a month ago for flouting a ban on female drivers have had their cases referred to a court established to try terrorists, according to The Associated Press.
Using driver's licenses obtained in the United Arab Emirates, Loujain al-Hathloul, 25, and Maysa al-Amoudi, 33, were arrested after crossing into Saudi Arabia, where women are officially banned from driving. The arrests took place on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, respectively.
Originally published on Sat December 27, 2014 12:44 am
A teenager arrested for allegedly insulting Turkey's president was released from jail Friday following widespread outcry. The boy's arrest has fueled charges that the country is leaning toward authoritarianism.
As he left the courthouse in the central city of Konya, Mehmet Emin Altunses, 16, remained defiant.