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  • Straight Outta Compton
    The Beatles of gangsta rap
    People have long been waiting for the movie that would tell the story of influential rap group N.W.A and it is finally here with Straight Outta Compton. It had to have the right actors portraying popular hip-hop figures Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, and Eazy...
  • More books for your August summer reading list
    More books for your August summer reading list
    As August begins, book lovers should be about half-way through their summer reading list. In case you already burned through your TBR list, there are still plenty of fantastic books to read this summer. If you’re looking for a break from...
  • 7 things you didn't know about Yves St. Laurent
    7 things you didn't know about Yves St. Laurent
    Yves St. Laurent is widely regarded as one of the most iconic fashion labels in history. The man behind the fashion house died in 2008, but his label and his work lives on among fashionistas worldwide. Yves St. Laurent is known for inspiring women...
  • Rhonda Rousey My Fight Your Fight
    Ronda Rousey My Fight/Your Fight book review
    Whether you love her or hate her there is no denying that MMA fighter Ronda Rousey is one of if not the best fighter in not only woman’s MMA but in history. She has already taken the MMA world by storm and has begun taking Hollywood as well...
  • Allen Klein cover art - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
    Review: 'Allen Klein' offers fresh look at life of ex-Stones and Beatles manager
    Rolling Stones and Beatles fans will want to check out Fred Goodman's new book "Allen Klein: The Man Who Bailed Out The Beatles, Made The Stones and Transformed Rock & Roll." The former "Rolling Stone" editor provides...
  • 'Amy' review: Riveting, tragic tale of a fragile genius
    'Amy' review: Tragic examination of a fragile genius
    The riveting documentary "Amy" (in theaters nationwide July 10) presents a layered, complex portrait of the iconic and troubled artist -- a film that depicts her as a force of nature, a bigger-than-life personality and a fragile woman...
  • Without a Net: a True Tales of Prison, Penthouses, and Playmates (Köehler Books, 2015)
    Without a Net: a True Tale of Prison, Penthouses, and Playmates, by Barry Hornig
    Were you on line at Studio 54? Did you ever swap drugs for gold in Tangiers? Or try on a dog collar at the Botany Club? Ever marry a countess or a Playboy playmate? Meet Barry. He did all of that and a lot more. He’s had many ups and downs...
  • Top 5 books to celebrate W. B. Yeats on his 150th birthday
    Top 5 books to celebrate W. B. Yeats on his 150th birthday
    June 13 marks the 150th birthday of Irish poet W. B. Yeats. One of the most influential poets of the 20th century, Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923, the first Irish writer to...
  • Top 5 books for Mother's Day
    Top 5 books for Mother's Day
    Celebrate Mom this Mother’s Day with books. Literature-loving moms will appreciate the thoughtfulness. From biographies to classic novels and historical fiction, there’s a book out there for every mom. Throw in a cute tote bag and your...
  • Commemorating Abraham Lincoln
    Commemorating Abraham Lincoln
    Today is the 150th anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. The Great Emancipator was struck down by assassin John Wilkes Booth’s bullet while attending a performance of the play “Our American Cousin” at...
  • Top 6 books for your April reading list
    Top 6 books for your April reading list
    Though April may be “the cruellest month,” according to “The Waste Land” by T.S. Eliot, there is no shortage of great books to read while April showers keep us indoors. New releases this month include a biography of the...
  • Seymour: An Introduction
    'Seymour: An Introduction' review
    Ethan Hawke’s new documentary ‘Seymour: An Introduction’ is a wonderful portrait of concert pianist and teacher Seymour Bernstein. Although not a household name, Hawke sat beside him at a New York dinner party and connected with...
  • BecomingSteveJobs
    Apple endorses ‘Becoming Steve Jobs,’ the latest take on the late icon
    “Becoming Steve Jobs,” a new, unauthorized biography of the late Apple visionary is set to be released Tuesday, March 24. Since Jobs’ passing, Apple has distanced itself from portrayals of the co-founder’s life and career...
  • Colleen Coble, author of the Journey of the Heart series
    Coble Pens Series That Comes From a Personal Place
    An interview with Colleen CobleAuthor of the Journey of the Heart seriesColleen Coble’s Journey of the Heart series take readers back to her very first book. Revised to read as a single epic novel, the Journey of the Heart serialization...
  • St. Teresa in Ecstasy by Gian Lorenzo Bernini
    'Teresa of Avila:' Mysticism and realpolitik in the service of god
    Author Cathleen Medwick begins her biography of 16th century Spanish mystic Teresa of Avila by describing her subject’s 1582 death and its immediate aftermath. Expecting she’d be declared a saint (she was canonized in 1622), those...
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