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‘Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the '80s’new

Gossipy tome brings out the best and worst secrets of a colorful decade.
Orlando Weekly  |  Billy Manes  |  05-08-2014  |  Nonfiction

'Dinosaur Jr.'new

Limited edition photo book places J Mascis’ tightly run ship in a bottle for fans to examine at leisure.
Orlando Weekly  |  Ashley Belanger  |  05-08-2014  |  Nonfiction

An Elusive Utopia By The Seanew

The traditional happening places for the arts in Los Angeles are two–and it’s been this way since the ’20s and earlier. One is Echo Park near downtown and the other is Venice by the sea. But Venice has captured more of the romance, perhaps because its history has been rich and porous enough there’s this terrible tendency to want to sum it all up, to say what exactly it means.
Random Lengths News  |  Lionel Rolfe  |  08-01-2013  |  Nonfiction

Joyful Noisenew

'Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society' takes readers to the brink.
San Francisco Bay Guardian  |  Nicole Gluckstern  |  05-24-2013  |  Nonfiction

Wayward Son Carries Onnew

Tampa-born journalist paints an unflattering but entertaining portrait of Florida in Finding Florida: The True History of the Sunshine State
Orlando Weekly  |  Mark I. Pinsky  |  03-06-2013  |  Nonfiction

Stories in Sepia Tonesnew

Ten years of research powers a compelling biography of a Western pioneer.
Tucson Weekly  |  Margaret Regan  |  12-13-2012  |  Nonfiction

Free Byrdnew

Cosmic American music is rooted right here.
Folio Weekly  |  Marlene Dryden  |  11-14-2012  |  Nonfiction

The Idea of the Savagenew

A UA law professor looks at almost 3,000 years of Western ethnocentrism
Tucson Weekly  |  Paul Wine  |  10-04-2012  |  Nonfiction

A Mad Insurrectionnew

Fifty years ago this week, James Meredith integrated Ole Miss, causing violent upheaval. Here are three books from men in the thick of the uprising.
Jackson Free Press  |  Donna Ladd  |  10-01-2012  |  Nonfiction

Cats and the Cooknew

Julia Child's love of felines is detailed in this book, co-written by Tucsonan Patricia Barey.
Tucson Weekly  |  Paul Wine  |  09-20-2012  |  Nonfiction

David Menconi recounts Ryan Adams' Raleigh yearsnew

Often funny, sad and poignant at the same time, Losering distills all the tales you might've heard about the booze- and drug-addled nervous wonder of Whiskeytown into 100 or so brisk pages.
INDY Week  |  Grayson Currin  |  09-19-2012  |  Nonfiction

'Mississippi is Mine'new

What James Meredith did not only changed a university, but also a state and a nation.
Jackson Free Press  |  Joe Atkins  |  09-16-2012  |  Nonfiction

Arizona's Progressive Daysnew

A retired Arizona State University professor looks back at Arizona's populist roots.
Tucson Weekly  |  Tim Hull  |  09-10-2012  |  Nonfiction

Lee on Literature: Profiles in Couragenew

Was private or political gain removed from John F. Kennedy's publication of Profiles in Courage? Was courage actually demonstrated with Chief Justice John Roberts' decision in the Affordable Care Act case of 2012?
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  07-30-2012  |  Nonfiction


How one dude went from tubby taco guy to shredded metal-head.
Metro Times  |  Michael Jackman  |  07-13-2012  |  Nonfiction

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