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Kevin Conroy, the Voice of Batman, Has Died: Today in Books

Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw to Launch Horror Audio Series on Spotify

Filmmaker Jordan Peele is launching an audio-only horror series with Monkeypaw Productions. The series, entitled Quiet Part Loud, will be exclusively available on Spotify on Tuesday, November 15th. The 12 short-form episodes will all be available at once. The series is written by Mac Rogers and Clay McLeod Chapman, author of Ghost Eaters and Whisper Down the Lane. It stars Tracy Letts, Arian Moayed, Christina Hendricks, and Taran Killam.

Hilary Duff Slams Book Publisher for Releasing Aaron Carter’s Unfinished Memoir

Following the death of pop star Aaron Carter, fellow Disney alum and former girlfriend Hilary Duff slammed Carter’s book publisher Ballast Books for announcing its plans to release his unfinished memoir. Duff said in a statement, “It’s really sad that within a week of Aaron’s death, there’s a publisher that seems to be recklessly pushing a book out to capitalize on this tragedy…To water down Aaron’s life story to what seems to be unverified click-bait for profit is disgusting. In no way do I condone shedding any light on what is so obviously an uninformed, heartless, money grab.” The book in question was written by¬†Andy Symonds¬†based on his three years interviewing Aaron Carter, who died at age 34 on November 5th. The book is set to be released on November 15th.

Kevin Conry, the Voice of Batman, Has Died

Warner Bros. has issued an official statement on the death of Kevin Conroy, “the most beloved voice of Batman in the animated history of the character.” Co-star Mark Hamill said of Conroy, “Kevin was a brilliant actor. For several generations, he has been the definitive Batman…I couldn’t have done it without him. He will always be my Batman.” Conroy is survived by his husband Vaughn C. Williams, sister Trisha Conroy, and brother Tom Conroy. Memorial services have yet to be announced.

There Are Not Two Sides to the Holocaust: This Week’s Book Censorship News

What it means to represent and meet community needs in school and public libraries. That, plus this week’s book censorship news.