Book Review: ‘Thistlefoot,’ GennaRose Nethercott | Books | Seven Days

click to enlarge Courtesy GennaRose Nethercott | Thistlefoot by GennaRose Nethercott, Anchor Books, 448 pages. $28. In her 2018 book-length poem The Lumberjack’s Dovechosen by Louise Glück for the National Poetry Series, GennaRose Nethercott of Brattleboro offers “three rules of storytelling”: 1. Only tell a story if you have to. If you can survive without … Read more

Texas has banned more books than any other state

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Texas banned more books from school libraries this past year than any other state in the nation, targeting titles centered on race, racism, abortion and LGBTQ representation and issues, according to a new analysis by … Read more

Panel: Book-banning push is coordinated, national effort | Idaho

BOISE — Recent pushes to ban books in Idaho schools and libraries are part of a coordinated national effort, experts on a panel convened by the City Club of Boise told an audience of more than 100 at the Idaho State Museum on Friday. “It’s the coordination that makes this moment so different,” said Jonathan … Read more

How political candidates are targeting you on social media based on your music tastes, shopping habits and favorite TV shows

CNN — Marco Rubio hopes to sway voters interested in Chick-fil-A, Ram trucks, and Duck Dynasty. John Fetterman is searching for fans of microbreweries, Teslas, and the Dave Matthews Band. And Michael Bennet wants to reach people who like Taylor Swift and Lizzo – while avoiding devoted listeners of Jason Aldean. Candidates in some of … Read more

The Defeat of Identity Politics

Days into the national insurrection that boiled over after the police lynching of George Floyd, in May, 2020, Muriel Bowser, a Black woman and the mayor of Washington, DC, ordered that the words “Black Lives Matter” be painted in mustard yellow along Sixteenth Street, near the White House. The symbolism radiated from multiple directions. Almost … Read more

Texas has banned more books than any other state, a new report shows

Sign up for The Brief, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news. Texas banned more books from school libraries this past year than any other state in the nation, targeting titles centered on race, racism, abortion and LGBTQ representation and issues, according to a new analysis by … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin reaches Windsor chapel ahead of burial

Queen Elizabeth’s coffin arrived at Windsor Castle, her final resting place, on Monday after a day of matchless pageantry that drew world leaders to her funeral and hundreds of thousands of people to the streets to say farewell to a revered monarch. Well-wishers lined the route she took from London, throwing flowers, cheering and clapping … Read more

Biden on ’60 Minutes’: ‘The pandemic is over’

“The pandemic is over. We still have a problem with Covid. We’re still doing a lot of work on it. It’s — but the pandemic is over,” Biden said. The US government still designates Covid-19 a Public Health Emergency and the World Health Organization says it remains a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. But … Read more

Here are the books banned from Central Florida schools

ORLANDO, Fla. – In the last year, there have been more than 2,500 instances of books being pulled from shelves in schools across America as conservative groups coordinate efforts to target books for numerous reasons, typically related to race or gender themes. Some of those efforts got their start here in Central Florida. [TRENDING: ‘Catastrophic:’ … Read more

These were the runners-up to the dandelion sculpture slated for Salem Parkway in Winston-Salem | Local News

Waiting for that 40-foot-tall dandelion to go up over Salem Parkway gives people a chance to look over the alternative submissions that didn’t make the cut. Meanwhile, Forsyth County is getting into the latest round of public art installations by approving a 12-foot-tall sculpture of butterflies ascending at the Clemmons branch of the Forsyth County … Read more