It's difficult to tell people who don't care about fashion why fashion is worth caring about. Why it's more than pretty clothes and shallow vanity. Why it speaks to an ever-shifting tableau of social strata, race, international politics and so on.
Prose on poetry
April is Poetry Month, a perfect time for these books on the subject by three splendid writers.
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral has been dramatized in numerous books, on stage, on screen and in one particularly far-fetched episode of Star Trek. In Epitaph, Mary Doria Russell revisits the iconic shootout, delving into its dramatic backstory and aftermath. With vast amounts of research and a poetic …
It took a few trans-Atlantic phone calls and emails, but eventually we caught up with Moggach, who lives in Presteigne, Wales. She is well known for her novel These Foolish Things, the basis for the sleeper hit movie The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and …
In many cultures across the centuries, Helen Macdonald tells us, hawks and falcons have been seen as messengers between two worlds: the world of the living and that of the dead.
On May 7, 1915, toward the end of her 101st round-trip crossing from New York to Liverpool, England, the British Cunard liner Lusitania was struck by a torpedo fired from a German submarine about 12 miles off the southern coast of Ireland.
We caught up with Bostwick, best known for her Cobbled Court Quilts series, by phone as she vacationed at Disney World with her husband, children and grandchildren. Bostwick is making a stop in Dunedin on Tuesday (see Book Talk) as part of the launch of her newest …
With Easter approaching, here are books factual and fictional about Jesus Christ.
Bestselling author Randy Wayne White (Cuba Straits) will discuss and sign his thriller at 1 p.m. today at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.
In 1980, an American with well-honed marine skills and some interesting personal connections went to Cuba when the Mariel Boatlift began, coming back about a week later "on a 55-foot grouper boat overloaded with 147 people who, when we raised Boca Chica, took up this chant: Libertad ... Libertad ... Liberty."