OH, LOOK A SHINY THING! The New Oz Movie
Well, after 28 years they've finally come out with a new Oz movie, and the critics already seem to be jumping all over it with hobnailed boots.
Fair enough. I haven't seen it yet, so I have no idea w... Posted on 3/8/13 at 11:50 AM
THE BRIDGE HUNTER Tracking Down a Bridge’s History Part I: Overview
Researching a historic bridge is like doing genealogical research. You track down your family history, finding out where you originated from, where members of your extended family are located and fi... Posted on 9/15/12 at 2:11 PM
STAFF BLOG THE AREA VOICES COMMUNITY Areavoices Digest #81 - Tatted Lace and more
Happy soon-to-be 4th of July everyone!
When you're not out barbecuing or watching fireworks, be sure to check out some of our newest and hottest blogs on Areavoices, including a brand-new-to-our-plat... Posted on 7/3/12 at 9:58 AM
STAFF BLOG WHILE YOU WERE IN Bonus Sedaris
David Sedaris gave me a generous amount of time on Wednesday to talk about all sort of nonsense like Twitter. But by the time I transcribed a fraction of the conversation, I realized I was more-than o... Posted on 6/3/09 at 12:31 PM
University of Iowa Press has just re-issued a book of poetry by Philip Levine, winner both the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and the National Book Award, and who served for a year as United States Poet Laureate.
In the wake of the fire that has closed the St. Croix Central Elementary School building, the community is coming together to support the school. Several area schools, including Somerset and New Richmond schools, are collecting donations of school supplies for St. Croix Central Elementary students and staff.
“Who’s Yer Daddy?” edited by Jim Elledge and David Groff (University of Wisconsin Press, $26.95) is a fascinating look at writers and artists who inspired the work of gay writers and artists by the gay writers and artists themselves.
Hudson resident Rob Bignell has released a new book titled “headin’ to the cabin.” Cabin-goers to Wisconsin’s north woods now have available the most complete listing of the region’s day hiking trails in the new book.
Three American presidents lead off this week’s roster of books: Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower and Richard Nixon. You could fill libraries with what has already been written by these guys, but leave it to the scholars — they can always find a niche that’s unfilled.
I’m way behind in my coverage of the Scandinavian thriller surge in world publishing, not having even read a Stieg Larsson thriller, so I’ll try to make it up by reviewing a finely wrought thriller by first-time Swedish author Alexander Soderberg. It’s “The Andalucian Friend,” (Crown, $26), translated by Neil Smith.
The increasing prevalence of technology in society and in school curriculum standards led two St. Croix Central middle school teachers to give their students special book report assignments for third term.
The build-up for author J.R. Martin’s appearance in Washington, D.C., on March 13 was impressive. Full page ads in Capitol Hill newspapers, personal invitations to more than 100 members of Congress and commitments from congressional staffers created high hopes for the “Economy In Crisis” seminar at the Phoenix Park Hotel.
Arthur Phillips, a Minnesota native and author of the new novel, "The Tragedy of Arthur," a New York Times Notable Book selection, will be in River Falls at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 18, to discuss his new book and the creative writing process.
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