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Stop searching and start watching with these hidden Netflix gems
In this age of digital media, Netflix is entering nearly everyone’s homes. The streaming service is now a part of nearly 35 million American households, a number which is growing by the day. With that in mind, this column will serve to ...
Dystopian societies in the pages of ‘Divergent’ and ‘Alas, Babylon’
By Mary Newport Transcript Staff Writer Divergent (2011) Veronica Roth's hit novel, “Divergent,” whirls readers into a dystopian society segregated by personalty traits. Members must define themselves as honest, selfless, brave, peaceful ...
Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Band’s new album offers up a loving cup, while Shawn Amos tells it like it is
Artist: Roberta Donnay and the Prohibition Band Album: A Little Sugar Why you should listen: This is San Francisco vocalist Roberta Donnay’s homage to the blues and jazz musicians who came before her. It’s a delectable baker’s dozen ...
Book review: The Nazi Officer’s Wife retells gripping events
by Amber Hodge Book: The Nazi Officer’s Wife: How one Jewish Woman Survived the Holocaust (1999, William Morrow and Company) Author: Edith Hahn Beer with Susan Dworkin Why you should read: “The Nazi Officer’s Wife” offers yet another ...
Music review: Hard Garden offers fearless take on blues
Musician: Hard Garden Album name: Blue Yonder Why you should listen: Hard Garden is all about plowing old ground and delivering a fearless new harvest of modern American blues. The band is Seattle trio, vocalist/ guitarist Son Jack Jr., ...
Book review: Reconstructing Amelia brings exciting literary thriller
by Amber Hodge Book: Reconstructing Amelia (2013, HarperCollins) Author: Kimberly McCreight Why you should read: McCreight’s debut novel tells the story of a young girl’s mysterious suicide, and a distraught mother who’ll stop at nothing ...
Music review: Johnny Cox plays note-bending guitar in newest CD
by Doug Hill Musician: Johnny Cox Album name: Thin Blue line Why you should listen: Johnny Cox follows in the long line of UK residents who’ve developed a love for American blues music. His first album “Thin Blue Line” is both a welcome ...
Music review: Jim Suhler serves up the South in Panther Burn
Musician: Jim Suhler Album name: Panther Burn Why you should listen: In addition to being a whiskey brand and small Mississippi town, Panther Burn is now title for a memorable blues album. Jim Suhler may be best known for being a member of ...
Music review: The Halley Devestern Band delivers a smashing blues album
Musician: The Halley Devestern Band Album name: Fabbo! Boffo! Smasho! Why you should listen: The Halley Devestern Band has been dubbed the number one blues band in New York City. That’s some big britches to fill but their new super hero ...
Book review: Kidd delivers thought-provoking novel on slavery
by Amber Hodge Book: The Invention of Wings (2014, Viking) Author: Sue Monk Kidd Why you should read: Kidd might be known for her worldwide hit “The Secret Life of Bees,” which released in 2002 and spent more than two years on the NY Times ...
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