Lifetime achievement awards, David Kirby says, are usually handed out by organizations like the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. "So I see this as the equivalent of the Oscar."
There's one striking detail in Scottish writer Ian Rankin's new novel, Even Dogs in the Wild, that sharply reminds us the story is not set in the United States. After someone shoots the son of a crime boss in Edinburgh, a city of about half a million people, one of the investigators suggests it's a copycat of an …
U.S. Rep. Castor represents Florida's 14th District, which includes parts of both Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. Castor was first elected to Congress in 2006. Before that, she served on the Hillsborough County Commission and chaired the Hillsborough County …
Cathedral Church of St. Peter's book talk series presents the Rev. Kenny Irby of Bethel AME Church discussing Ta-Nehisi Coates' memoir Between the World and Me, winner of the National Book Award, at noon Tuesday at the cathedral, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free; lunch …
This is your brain in books
These books take on the always interesting question of the brain trying to understand itself.
C. David Frankel
We caught up with Frankel, a theater professor at the University of South Florida as well as the artistic director and co-founder of Tampa Repertory Theatre, on Jan. 20 as Tampa Rep concluded its run of Sam Shepard's True West. When asked about his perception …
Suzanne Berne's The Dogs of Littlefield is a crisp, entertaining, darkish comedy of manners that might leave you doubting every "best-of" list you've ever read.
“Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth." So begins, with lasciviously lapidary, lusciously languid language, Vladimir Nabokov's once-shocking novel Lolita, first published in …
Tampa author Tim Dorsey (Coconut Cowboy) will discuss and sign his new book at 1 p.m. Jan. 31 at Book Bank, 13002 Seminole Blvd., No. 8 (Piccadilly Square), Largo; and at 3 p.m. Jan. 31 at Countryside Library, 2642 Sabal Springs Drive, Clearwater.
LONDON — Do your kids miss Peter Rabbit? Or would they like to know that he grew up into a chubby, big black cat who leads a double life?