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  1. Critical Conversation: Colette Bancroft and Jay Cridlin on Bob Dylan's Nobel Prize (with video)

    Popculture

    What does it mean that Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature? Times Book Critic Colette Bancroft and Pop Music/Culture Critic Jay Cridlin weigh in.   Jay: I can honestly say I didn't have a horse in this race. Were you surprised? Were you rooting for anybody? …

    Bob Dylan before being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House in Washington, on May 29, 2012. Dylan, one of the world's most influential rock musicians, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature on Oct. 13, 2016, for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition, in the words of the Swedish Academy. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)
  2. Events: Michael Koryta in conversation with Times book editor Colette Bancroft

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  3. Notable: Literary magic

    Books

    Notable Literary magic Need a touch of magic in your life? These three books offer some.  …

  4. Events: Randy Wayne White has three local signings

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  5. Notable: Feminism in the future

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    Notable Feminism in the future In Women's History Month, here are three books about how feminism might look moving forward.  …

  6. Colette Bancroft's favorite 2015 books — and a few she didn't like

    Books

    Picking 10 favorite books from the past year is always difficult. Not thinking of 10 books I loved — that's easy, in any year. The hard part is choosing which of the 30 or 40 other books I loved to leave out. …

  7. Events: Jack Davis, Lee Irby to speak at USF St. Petersburg

    Books

    Book Talk Philip Beard (Swing) will discuss and sign his novel about baseball at 11 a.m. March 21 at Bookstore1Sarasota, 12 S Palm Ave., Sarasota. …

  8. Wine of the week: Stave & Steel Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 2015

    Spirits

    Given the resurgent popularity of bourbon in craft cocktails, it's a wonder no one thought of this sooner. But the people at Stave & Steel did, and the result is their Bourbon Barrel-Aged Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 2015, widely available at about $15 a bottle. …

  9. Interview: Poet laureate Robert Pinsky on his work and the world

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    Poetry, Robert Pinsky says, "goes so deep in us. I've discovered with my grandchildren that if you sing to a baby or recite poetry to the baby, you get the exact same result. They curl up into you and relax." …

    Robert Pinsky, who served as the U.S. poet laureate from 1997 to 2000, will give a public reading in St. Petersburg on Monday.
  10. Events: Karen Brown to sign 'The Clairvoyants' at Oxford Exchange

    Books

    Book Talk Local lawyer Thomas Berg (Divorce Florida Style) will discuss and sign his book at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. …

  11. Events: Jack Davis to discuss, sign 'The Gulf' at Oxford Exchange

    Books

    Book Talk University of Florida professor Jack E. Davis (The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea) will discuss and sign his book at 1:30 p.m. March 12 at the Oxford Exchange, 420 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. …

  12. Wine of the week: Corvidae Wiseguy 2015 Sauvignon Blanc

    Spirits

    In some places, folks are still wondering if winter is over. Here in Florida, we've hopscotched right into summer. That calls for a refreshing white wine, and I found one. Corvidae Wiseguy 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, available at wine shops for about $14, is a mouthful of sunshine. …

  13. Book award winners speak out at National Book Critics Circle ceremony

    Books

    When the great Canadian writer Margaret Atwood took the stage in New York City on March 16 to accept a lifetime achievement award from the National Book Critics Circle, she opened with a mordant joke: She was just glad that she'd been allowed across the border. …

    Author Margaret Atwood received the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award at the National Book Critics Circle awards ceremony in New York on March 16.
  14. Events: Robert Macober to sign 'An Honorable War' at Haslam's

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    Book Talk Bestselling author Robert Macomber (An Honorable War: The Spanish-American War Begins) will discuss and sign his latest naval historical novel at 2 p.m. Feb. 26 at Haslam's Book Store, 2025 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. …

  15. Drink of the week: Casteller Cava

    Spirits

    Most of us aren't heading for the glitzy Oscars parties in Hollywood, but it's still fun to celebrate the movie industry's big night at home.  …

  16. Notable: young love

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    Notable Young love With Valentine's Day near, here are three new YA novels built around love stories.  …

  17. Events: Times book critic Colette Bancroft to speak in Tampa

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  18. Colette Bancroft lists best nonfiction books of 2013

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    A couple of weeks ago I named my favorite fiction of 2013. Now here's my list of the best books among the nonfiction I read this year, including biographies, histories, personal essays and general nonfiction. (They're listed alphabetically by author.) …

  19. Events: Carl Hiaasen speaks at the Straz on Sunday

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    Book Talk Tampa Bay Times staff writer Ben Montgomery (The Leper Spy) will discuss and sign his nonfiction book about a Filipina woman's life during and after World War II at 3 p.m. March 5 at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave., Tampa.  …

  20. Notable: Books of black history

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    Notable Books of black history For Black History Month, here are three compelling reads. …

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