February 5, 2014 |
Bestselling erotica author Zane has been declared the biggest individual tax scofflaw in Maryland by the state's comptroller. The writer reportedly owes more than $340,000 to Maryland in back taxes. That's not all: She apparently owes the IRS about $540,000, the Washington Post reports. Zane was publishing bestselling steamy erotica for years before "Fifty Shades of Grey" was even a glimmer in E.L. James' eye. Her first work of short fiction hit the Web in 1997; she self-published three books before landing a deal with Atria, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
January 6, 2010 |
Dan Zanes isn't just a rock star: The Brooklyn-based performer with the raspy voice and the untamed mane of hair, who in an earlier life fronted the band the Del Fuegos, is also the granddaddy of the family-friendly folk music movement. He's released 10 albums targeted to toddlers and slightly older children, earning Grammy Awards and an ardent following. His tiniest fans are unlikely to take in his latest creative endeavor, however. The cross-generational folk singer segues from indie rock to indie cinema with "Wonderful World," an R-rated dark comedy about a failed children's musician played by Matthew Broderick, set for limited release Friday.
May 28, 1986 |
Loren Grey hated his father, one of America's most prolific Western writers and adventurers. He hated Zane Grey for his looks, for his charm and for his talent. Unlike other resentful sons and daughters of the famous, however, he has attempted to flee his father's shadow through an act of literary homage rather than vengeance in a recently released book of memoirs and photographs. Catalogue of Adventures The book, "Zane Grey: A Photographic Odyssey" (Taylor Publishing Co., $19.
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February 16, 2007 |
Loren Grey, a former longtime professor at Cal State Northridge and the keeper of the flame for his famous father, bestselling western-author Zane Grey, has died. He was 91. A longtime Woodland Hills resident, Grey died Feb. 2 of age-related complications at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center, said his daughter Jo Grey.
April 19, 1995 |
The Boston Red Sox signed pitcher Zane Smith, who made $3.1 million last year, to a one-year deal worth $1.3 million plus the chance to earn $300,000 more in performance bonuses. Smith, 34, was 10-8 with a 3.27 earned-run average last year with the Pirates and 88-101 with a 3.56 ERA over an 11-year career. Also Tuesday, Roger Clemens, bothered by a stiff shoulder, had an encouraging pain-free workout. "I'm not saying we're out of the woods.
May 20, 1990 |
F. Scott Fitzgerald dominates literature in the '20s in the popular imagination, but "Tender Is the Night" sold only 50,000 copies when it was first published; Zane Grey's novels made the best-seller list nine times between 1914 and 1928. Even allowing for the fact that TV and movie Westerns have reduced his vision of the Old West to a threadbare cliche, it's difficult for modern readers to understand why his work was so popular.
April 4, 1996 |
It wasn't the usual jazz club crowd. Nor was it the time of day when one expects to hear the swinging sounds of night music. High noon on a Sunday at most jazz clubs is generally greeted by empty chairs and locked doors.
May 3, 1988 |
Trades and arm troubles are two subjects discussed at length when the name Zane Smith is mentioned. The Atlanta Braves' left-hander, however, tries not to let either subject bother him. Smith proved that Monday night at New York by scattering nine hits in a 3-1 complete-game victory over the Mets, snapping their 5-game winning streak. New York Yankees General Manager Lou Piniella was at the game to watch Smith. The Toronto Blue Jays are also interested.
June 30, 1987 |
Zane Smith recorded his second shut out at Candlestick Park this season Monday by throwing a five-hitter to out-duel Mark Grant and give the Atlanta Braves a 1-0 win over the Giants at San Francisco. In addition, Smith put umpire Billy Williams out of the game when the two collided on a play at home plate in the fifth inning. Williams, who was knocked unconscious, suffered a broken right leg on the play.