Book Talk: Fall is prime time for colorful, gorgeous books about music, art | Education

It is time once again for the Denton Arts and Jazz Festival. Therefore, this month’s column will highlight books that focus on music and art in many forms. Danyel Smith has worn many hats — author, award-winning journalist, and producer — and all have centered around music and culture. Tendon Shine Bright: A Very Personal … Read more

Fall Books –

Here are some notable Southern books coming out this Fall season. Currently living in Virginia, Barbara Kingsolver returns with a dynamic retelling of Dicken’s David Copperfield. Demon Copperhead (GP Putnam’s Sons, $32.50) will be out October 18. Her publisher says: “Demon Copperhead is set in the mountains of southern Appalachia. It’s the story of a … Read more

Kirkwood parents speak out against book bans

KIRKWOOD — About 15 parents and students spoke out Monday against the Kirkwood School District’s recent book bans, including a comic book adaptation of George Orwell’s “1984,” the cautionary tale about government mind control. At least 114 book bans have been enacted in schools across St. Louis this fall in response to a new state … Read more

Wiley Cash, Sandra Cisneros, Marc Palmieri and Neil deGrasse Tyson among 50 plus authors featured at Bookmarks’ 2022 Festival of Books & Authors | Books

Bookmarks will hold its 17th Annual Festival of Books & Authors on Sept. 24 in downtown Winston-Salem, featuring more than 50 authors from throughout the country and the world. The festival will be held in various indoor and outdoor locations and will offer several ticketed events starting Sept. 22 and closing out on Sept. 26. … Read more

Season 1, Episode 4, “King Of The Narrow Sea”

Matt Smith Photo: Ollie Upton/HBO Beware of Daemons bearing gifts. That’s the takeaway of “King Of The Narrow Sea,” in which the prodigal son returns to King’s Landing in triumph, ready to make peace—and then sow twice as much chaos. Last week, the prince refused his brother’s offer for help fighting a losing war in … Read more

‘The Marriage Portrait’ reimagines the fate of a doomed Renaissance duchess

“The Marriage Portrait” by Maggie O’Farrell (Knopf) Stories of highborn girls confined to castles, forced to marry young, and pressured to have sons or die trying are the stuff of dark fantasy these days on HBO. Novelist Maggie O’Farrell comes at that scenario in a different, more psychological way, through the character of a real … Read more

House of the Dragon Just Made Daemon Targaryen Go Sicko Mode

You’ve got some red on you, Daemon.Screenshots: HBO House of the Dragonfollowing in the footsteps and long shadow of its predecessor, wasted no time in giving itself a meaty battle scene this week. But its first major skirmish marked a noted difference—beneath the blood and guts, a sort of grimly hilarious mythos plays out. “Second … Read more

Racine native publishes first book, centering on Black characters in the Old West | Books

DEE WEATHERS RACINE — William Greer’s first published book began as a gift for his son on the occasion of his 40th birthday. The Racine native, who now lives in Madison, said it was a struggle to come up with a gift that expressed a father’s love for his son, something more than a card, … Read more

Joan Silber on the Mystery of the Body

In your story for this week, “Evolution,” a teen-ager named Cara hitchhikes from New York to Arizona with her older boyfriend, Brody, in 1980, and experiences both liberation and disappointment from her newfound sexual freedom. Reflecting on the story’s events, an older Cara says that “people believed in sex in a way that they don’t … Read more