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John Baer on 25 Years of Covering Pa. Politicsnew

Baer is one of those old-school columnists who breaks down the news by making each point ring like a gunshot, then slides a sweet little daisy of a last sentence into the muzzle as the smoke clears.
Philadelphia Weekly  |  Tara Murtha  |  12-05-2012  |  Books

American Idiotnew

When Davy Rothbart applied for a job at National Public Radio’s “This American Life” radio program, he was honest about his previous job experience: pizza delivery guy, ticket scalper, marijuana salesman.
Jackson Free Press  |  Kathleen M. Mitchell  |  11-30-2012  |  Books

Dan Savage: All Americannew

Dan Savage has slipped the sultry bonds of sex advice to become something more, a sort of ethicist for the growing progressive wing of American culture.
Metro Times  |  Michael Jackman  |  11-30-2012  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Faces of Deathnew

Canadian author lures readers, and pushes boundaries, by melding demons and du Maurier.
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bret Wright  |  11-28-2012  |  Books

Eat the Statenew

Three cookbooks fresh from Florida: "Field to Feast," "The Ravenous Pig" and "My Key West Kitchen"
Orlando Weekly  |  Jessica Bryce Young  |  11-14-2012  |  Books

Redemption Songnew

New biography of Gram Parsons, Calling Me Home, refuses to let the legendary alt-country singer's life be defined by its tragic end.
Orlando Weekly  |  Erin Sullivan  |  11-14-2012  |  Books

Short Takes on Florida Litnew

A handful of new books from (or about) Florida
Orlando Weekly  |  Jessica Bryce Young  |  11-14-2012  |  Books

Free Byrdnew

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

Best of Flash Fiction: October 2012new

The fairy tale is a timeless tale. But we love to update, rearrange, reconfigure the familiar to make it new and more applicable, but the beautiful sometimes horrifying center still quivers, groans, and blushes (albeit what we consider to be the "center" shifts with time). Johanna DeBiase proves this with intelligence, humor, and creative insight in her "Time Upon Once: 3 Tales."
San Antonio Current  |  Lyle Rosdahl  |  10-31-2012  |  Original Work

Rebozos weaves women's stories from two languagesnew

In an era when books are being banned, hers included, San Antonio's poet laureate Carmen Tafolla is mindfully doing what she does best: documenting the lives of those whose hard work and fierce spirit offer the preceding generations shoulders upon which we unwaveringly, if not consciously, stand.
San Antonio Current  |  Laurie Ann Guerrero  |  10-31-2012  |  Books

Titty Twisternew

Journalist Florence Williams is enthralled by Breasts.
Charleston City Paper  |  Susan Cohen  |  10-31-2012  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

Spooky Storiesnew

Do you want to know more about ghosts and paranormal investigations? Here are some books that might help you.
Jackson Free Press  |  Pat Bullock Williams  |  10-26-2012  |  Books

Halloween brings three terrifying tomes to die fornew

Due to social obligations that include handing out gift coupons and checking apples for needles, Halloween is perhaps best handled by just being haunted by a book.
San Antonio Current  |  Roberto Ontiveros  |  10-26-2012  |  Fiction

Island Adventure: San Miguelnew

T.C. Boyle plays it straight.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  Erik Spanberg  |  10-23-2012  |  Books

Storm of Steelnew

Recognizing military transformations and their importance was a powerful lesson presented by Ernst Junger in his 1920 World War I memoir, Storm of Steel, a lesson that contemporary American leaders should carefully consider.
Santa Fe Reporter  |  Lee Miller  |  10-22-2012  |  Fiction

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