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  • Book review: Anna Quindlen creates poetic narrative in Still Life with Bread Crumbs

    Book: Still Life with Bread Crumbs (2014, Random House) Author: Anna Quindlen Why you should read: It’s hard to find authors who have the kind of talent that brings life to inanimate objects. Fortunately, Anna Quindlen is one such writer ...

    March 14, 2014

  • Book review: Under the Never Sky a clever sci-fi

    Book: Under the Never Sky (2012, HarperCollins) Author: Veronica Rossi Why you should read: “Under the Never Sky” is a clever young adult novel built around a distopian future akin to “The Hunger Games” or the “Divergent” series....

    March 14, 2014

  • Music review: Goodnight Moonshine offers fresh sound

    Musician: Molly Venter and Eben Pariser Album name: Goodnight Moonshine Why you should listen: It’s the rare 21st century professional musician who has just one project. Molly Venter and Eben Pariser are no exceptions. Venter played here ...

    March 14, 2014

  • Music review: Eddie Ate Dynamite is explosive, twisted listen

    Musician: Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats Album name: Eddie Ate Dynamite Why you should listen: All you have to do is glance at this album’s cover art to know it’s going to be a twisted listen. A stick of high explosive in a hot dog bun on ...

    March 14, 2014

  • Book review: Rainbow Rowell paints perfect love story

    Book: Eleanor & Park (2013, St. Martin’s Press) Author: Rainbow Rowell Why you should read: After 11 weeks of gracing the NY Times Best Seller list for young adult novels, “Eleanor & Park” currently rests at No. 8 on the charts. With its ...

    February 14, 2014

  • Book review: JJ Abrams creates literary masterpiece

    Book: S. (2013, Little, Brown & Company) Authors: J.J. Abrams and Doug Dorst Why you should read: Created from the mind of J.J. Abrams, producer of hit films and television shows such as “Lost,” “Star Trek Into Darkness” and “Mission: ...

    February 14, 2014

  • Music review: JJ Thames brings style, smolder

    Musician: JJ Thames Album name: Tell You What I Know Why you should listen: JJ Thames can tell you a thing or two. The Motown native is from a home where GM paychecks allowed her to study classical and jazz music. Thames’ blues career ...

    February 14, 2014

  • Music review: Aurora Florence combines Broadway, pop

    Musician: Aurora Florence Album name: It’s Wonderful (2013) Why you should listen: Aurora Florence is a New York City-based actress and singer/songwriter with a new album of original songs. Halfway between an LP and EP, there are six ...

    February 14, 2014

  • Music review: Maggie McClure’s newest CD is packed with emotion

    Musician: Maggie McClure Album name: Time Moves On (2013) Why you should listen: Oklahoma native and Los Angeles resident Maggie McClure’s sophomore LP drops early next month. All songs are her originals and from the lyrical content you ...

    January 10, 2014

  • Book review: Mitch Albom’s newest novel warm, familiar

    Book: The First Phone Call from Heaven (2013, HarperCollins Publishers) Author: Mitch Albom Why you should read: If there is one thing Mitch Albom knows how to do, it’s getting to the hearts of his readers. The author of many successful ...

    January 10, 2014