Arts & Entertainment




  1. Michelle Obama's "Becoming" is mostly about her childhood in Chicago, her marriage and her time in the White House. [NEW YORK TIMES  |  New York Times]
  2. A poetry contest focuses on coronavirus angst. [Shutterstock]
  3. James McBride is the author of “Deacon King Kong.” [Chia Messina]
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  5. Amazon will release Season 6 of “Bosch,” starring Titus Welliver, on April 17. [Amazon]
  6. Tombolo Books in St. Petersburg has postponed its author events through April but plans to remain open for customers. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT  |  Times]
  7. Stephen King at the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. [EVAN AGOSTINI  |  Evan Agostini/Invision/AP]
  8. Portrait of Thomas Cromwell by painter Hans Holbein [HANS HOLBEIN  |  Handout]
  9. Kristin Harmel's latest novel is "The Winemaker's Wife." [Phil Art]
  10. John Tesh's memoir, "Relentless: Unleashing a Life of Purpose, Grit and Faith," came out Feb. 25, 2020. [Connie Sellecca]
  11. Mar. 9• Arts & Entertainment
    The Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will return this weekend to kick off the IndyCar season. [SHADD, DIRK  |  Tampa Bay Times]
  12. D. P. Davis, the man who dredged up Davis Islands from Hillsborough Bay in 1924, looks out across the bay. [BURGERT BROTHERS  |  Tampa Bay History Center]
  1. Paul Wilborn's debut short story collection, "Cigar City," has won the 2019 gold medal from the Florida Book Awards. [Tampa Bay Times (2019)]
  2. "American Nero" authors Peter Golenbock and Richard Painter will appear at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg on March 11. [BenBella Books]
  3. The Catskill water supply system for New York City, shown under construction in 1918, plays a pivotal role in "The Chill." [New York Public Library]
  4. Louise Erdrich's new novel is "The Night Watchman." [Hilary Abe]
  5. Erica Dawson is one of the featured authors at the Tampa Bay Publishing Conference, which will kick off in Largo on Feb. 27. [Courtesy of Kevin Kelii]
  6. Emilia Sargent of Tampa Repertory Theatre. [Tampa Repertory Theatre]
  7. In 1935, Zora Neale Hurston visited Eatonville, where she grew up. The Florida town is the setting of some of the stories in "Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick." [Library of Congress]
  8. Four-time Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba will play the Jaeb Theater at Tampa's Straz Center on June 5. [Straz Center for Performing Arts]
  9. Titus Welliver, left, plays Los Angeles detective Harry Bosch in the Amazon series "Bosch," based on the series of books by Michael Connelly, right. [GENARO MOLINA  |  Los Angeles Times]
  10. Members of the Legislative Investigation Committee, also known as the Johns Committee, in 1963. [Times (1963)]
  11. Randy Wayne White, author of the new novel "Salt River." [Courtesy of Brian Tietz]
  12. Julie Orringer is the author of 'The Flight Portfolio.' [Brigitte Lacombe]