This hour in the news:

  • Book editor Carolyn Kellogg: My picks for Sunday at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 23 Apr 2017 13:43 Los Angeles Times Sunday If you want some great fiction, you can’t go wrong with Fiction: Disappearing Acts on Sunday at 11 a.m. The panel, moderated by writer Mary Otis, features the novelists Edan Lepucki, author of the bestselling “California” whose “Woman No. 17” comes …
  • A white ally in the battle against Reconstruction white supremacy 23 Apr 2017 13:18 Daily Kos He was the founder of the National Citizens' Rights Association (NCRA) in 1891—the first interracial civil rights organization in the U.S.—the forerunner of the establishment of the NAACP in 1909 (which was also interracial). There was no YouTube or …
  • Steve Bannon and the occult: The right wing’s long, strange love affair with New Age mysticism 23 Apr 2017 13:04 Salon.com When my book “Occult America,” a history of supernatural religions in the U.S., appeared in 2009, I was surprised to receive an admiring phone call from a conservative documentarian and financier. He professed deep interest in the book’s themes, and …
  • 'I was never scared of the elephants in my garden' 23 Apr 2017 12:52 Guardian Unlimited "I myself would have been curious to meet the person I was to interpret," says the heavily accented, slightly indignant voice at the end of the telephone line. "Kim Basinger has given her own interpretation of me, and it's definitely …
  • In Ann Brashare's Latest, Two Kids From A Fractured Family Meet At Last 23 Apr 2017 12:40 NPR by Ann Brashares Novelist Ann Brashares' parents divorced when she was young. "It wasn't an amicable split ..." she says, "And in some way the divisions just kept going, even to this day they do." Those experiences inspired …
  • Irvine Welsh: 'I'd confiscate the homes of the super-rich' 23 Apr 2017 12:35 Daily Mail Irvine Welsh, the novelist, would confiscate the property of the super-rich and redistribute it to everyone else if he were made Chancellor. The radical thinker and author of Trainspotting says he would like to introduce a universal allowance to enable …
  • 6 books for understanding how cities work 23 Apr 2017 12:19 The Week Magazine Sign Up for Our free email newsletters Urbanist Richard Florida is the author of The Rise of the Creative Class, the book that taught cities to focus on attracting people in the creative professions. Below, he shares his favorite books on urban capitalism …
  • An Oral History of "Pretty Little Liars" 23 Apr 2017 12:18 Redbook In 2005, 27-year-old Sara Shepard was working as a ghostwriter for Alloy, the publishing-marketing conglomerate behind the mega-hit series Gossip Girl, when she came up with a book idea: After a teenage girl goes missing and is presumed dead, her best …
  • ‘A Little Book on Form,’ by Robert Hass 23 Apr 2017 11:30 SF Gate "A Little Book on Form" "A Little Book on Form" Photo: Ecco Robert Hass Robert Hass Photo: Margaretta Mitchell ‘A Little Book on Form,’ by Robert Hass Poetry is likely our oldest linguistic art form, predating even the invention of …
  • Stories by Eric Puchner, Jim Shepard, Deb Olin Unferth 23 Apr 2017 11:30 SF Gate "Last Day on Earth" "Last Day on Earth" Photo: Scribner Eric Puchner Eric Puchner Photo: Gordon Noel "The World to Come" "The World to Come" Photo: Knopf Jim Shepard Jim Shepard Photo: Barry Goldstein "Wait …
  • ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ by David Grann 23 Apr 2017 11:30 SF Gate "Killers of the Flower Moon" "Killers of the Flower Moon" Photo: Doubleday David Grann David Grann Photo: Matt Richman ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ by David Grann By 1870, members of the Osage, an American Indian tribe, wanted nothing …
  • Alt-right conflicts of interest: Breitbart’s managing editor used the site to promote PR clients 23 Apr 2017 11:24 Salon Breitbart.com managing editor Wynton Hall has frequently used the website to promote a nonprofit that employs him as a communications strategist, as well as at least one client for a separate communications firm he runs. Hall, a conservative writer and …
  • What is “white supremacy”? A brief history of a term, and a movement, that continues to haunt America 23 Apr 2017 11:24 Salon We must secure the existence of our people and the future of White children. — David Lane’s 14-word creed. Hardly any concept is thrown around as carelessly these days as “white supremacy.” It has become the go-to term of condemnation, applied as loosely …
  • Readings & Writers for April 21, 2017 23 Apr 2017 11:23 Duluth News Tribune • Toddler time, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library, green room. • Preschool story time, 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Duluth Public Library. • Preschool story time, 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Mount Royal branch library. Holy Cow! Press offers a publication …
  • Hammond School ballet teacher Hana Goseling 23 Apr 2017 11:22 Chester Chronicle A weekly feature on the lives and loves of people from our city. My day: No day of the week is the same for me. I teach throughout the whole school, lower and senior students, which brings a lot of variety and there's never a dull moment! I start at 8 …
  • RBHS program to feature Kent, Fox Island 23 Apr 2017 11:19 Seward Phoenix Log   Resurrection Bay Historical Society’s “Fourth Thursdays: Our History” program this month features a presentation by Seward historian Doug Capra starting at 7 p.m. On Thursday, April 27, in the Library Museum’s Community Room. The event is free and open …
  • The Meaning of Hugo Chavez 23 Apr 2017 10:56 Black Star News [Op-Ed] Chavez now sits more comfortably than ever atop a fourth of the world oil supplies-equal to that of Iraq-and he supplies a fifth of US oil needs. In addition, he is current leader of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC. …
  • Should you feel sad about the demise of the handwritten letter? 23 Apr 2017 10:52 The Week Magazine Sign Up for Our free email newsletters A lot of people love personal letters now that very few people write them. We have publishing initiatives such as Letters in the Mail and The Letters Page, books such as For the Love of Letters (2007) or Signed, …
  • This man lives in South America but returned home to complete the entire Wales Coast Path 23 Apr 2017 10:47 ICWales An expat who has lived in South America for the last 20 years has returned to Wales to walk almost 900 miles around the country’s coastline. Mark Fletcher now lives in the town of Envigado, in Colombia, with his Colombian wife. But the 60-year-old – …
  • War, Religion, Rape: Female African Authors Tell it All in Rabat 23 Apr 2017 10:21 Morocco World News Rabat – Eight novelists from throughout the African continent shared their visions on African women’s literature at a literary fair held in Rabat on Thursday as part of the cultural event called “Afrique en Capitale”. During the panel, held in the …
  • Book explores world of magical creatures 23 Apr 2017 10:18 The Ellsworth American Review Why do flowers bloom and grow where weeks earlier there was only snow? Why, magic, of course. If your little sprite is filled with wonder of the natural world as well as otherworldly creatures, check out “Do Fairies Bring the Spring?” by Liza …
  • Just in time commissioning week, 3 Naval Academy books 23 Apr 2017 10:12 CapitalGazette.com With Naval Academy Commissioning Week just around the corner in May, here's a look at some recent books with ties to the academy: Blood Stripe By Gina Maria DiNicolo, the book is the first in a planned series The Susanna Marcasi Chronicles that …
  • There’s something about Miffy, the gender-bending bunny 23 Apr 2017 09:50 Japan Times Miffy is a girl rabbit?” asks Martine, a Dutch friend of mine, as we talk over beers outside a local pub in Amsterdam. “We Dutch grow up with Miffy as a part of our childhood, but I just presumed it was a boy rabbit.” Martine turned to her wife, who …
  • Beautiful Shakira; Georgia's Pride 23 Apr 2017 09:43 Black Star News Our Model Of The Day Where She’s From: Beautiful Pisces, Shakira Ballard, was born in Athens, Georgia also known as the "Classic City." Shakira was raised in the small town of Concord, N.C., where she learned valuable life lessons and formed …
  • Kate Grenville: Your eyes have to be opened 23 Apr 2017 09:17 The Border Mail Speaking at Clunes: renowned author Kate Grenville. Picture: Darren James. A conversation with novelist Kate Grenville is something akin to being gently reminded of the importance of paying curious attention to everything around us. Her thoughts range …
  • E.R. Braithwaite's To Sir, With Love coming to Birmingham REP 23 Apr 2017 08:32 Express and Star E.R. Braithwaite’s powerful story, To Sir, With Love, is brought to life at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in a major new production, which runs until May 6. Immortalised in the classic film of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier, and brilliantly adapted …
  • Week of April 23, 2017 23 Apr 2017 08:31 Odessa American ODESSA EVENTS Ector County Library, 321 W. Fifth St., has scheduled the following events. Monday: 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Read to Clementine the Therapy Dog; 6 p.m., Book Club. Tuesday: 10 a.m., Olivia and Paula’s favorite books and craft. Thursday: 10:30 …
  • AN AFRICAN LEADING LIGHT DIMS AND ANOTHER AUT 23 Apr 2017 08:24 Black Star News Oct. 13 (GIN) – Renowned scholar, lecturer, school chancellor and “towering intellect” of the 21st century, Ali Al’Amin Mazrui, passed away peacefully at his home in the state of New York where he headed up the Institute for Global Cultural Studies at the …
  • Killers of the Flower Moon review - No country for Osage tribe in history of deadly...   23 Apr 2017 08:15 Irish Independent 0 Comments Killers of the Flower Moon review - No country for Osage tribe in history of deadly greed Independent.ie In the blood-drenched annals of human history, has any people been more grievously wronged than American Indians? Jews, possibly, but …
  • ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ author Elizabeth Gilbert will give a talk Tuesday at the Florida Theatre 23 Apr 2017 08:14 The Florida Times-Union Elizabeth Gilbert believes in living a life “where you routinely make your decisions based on curiosity rather than fear.” That’s the message of her 2015 best-seller “Big Magic,” a book that is part memoir and part self-help book. It will also be the …

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