Novelist Anthony Doerr achieved a level of success few writers can claim with his book, “All the Light We Cannot See.” Not only did it win the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for fiction, it remained on the bestseller list for years. In September, Doerr released a new work titled “Cloud Cuckoo...
Eduardo Halfon is the author of fourteen books of fiction published in Spanish. His latest, Mourning, published in English by Bellevue Literary Press in 2018, received the Edward Lewis Wallant Award (US), the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (France), and the Premio de las Librerías de Navarra (Spain). In 2018, he was awarded the Guatemalan National Prize in Literature, his country’s highest literary honor.
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Today on the Tuesday 8:00 Buzz with Dr. Damita Brown…. We’re joined for the whole show by longtime Madison activist and transformation agent, Dana Pellebon, currently co-Executive Director of Rape Crisis Center and a board member of Outreach. She recently directed Genealogy at Broom Street Threatre, exploring family histories, the legacy of slavery and reparations, and joins us to discuss the show and the impact and social change that art can have in our world.
FRESNO, Calif. (YourCentralValley.com) — The diversity of flavors in a Thanksgiving feast come from a variety of backgrounds, each one carrying a unique story to the table. Sisters Joy and Hope Lewright discuss the roots of some of those flavors. Find Joy and Hope on Instagram at @welovetocookeverything.
The Watertown Gazebo, the Christmas tree and the American flag made for a stirring scene in the moments after the official beginning of the holiday season took place with the annual lighting ceremony on November 26. Among those in attendance was Santa Claus, who lit the display and took holiday wishes from youngsters. (Dreher photo)
Literary quizzes, cartoons, and crosswords are gathered together here by the New York Review of Books and brilliantly illustrated by Edward Gorey, to make an urbane and witty diversion sure to enliven and delight trivia lovers, game players, and book lovers. FOR EXAMPLE:. Where might you have run into Cecil...
Life comes with all sorts of obstacles, no matter where you are in the world. Luckily, music brings healing power to all those who listen. Insert OK MAYDAY, the Virginia-bred band who’s here to bless our ears any chance they can. The quartet is composed of brothers David and Kelly Bollmann, Stephen Lee and Matthew Osborn, straddling the genres of pop and indie rock.
Trainers, are you ready to show off your favorite Pokemon? Pokemon and Converse have teamed up to create a special collection featuring shoes, hoodies, shirts and more. As of now, the Pokemon Converse collab will feature two different pairs of shoes. “First on the roster is the Pokemon x Converse Chuck Taylor All-Star “First Partners” which is styled with a black canvas upper and comes decorated with images of Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Meowth and Jigglypuff.”
Víkingur Ólafsson talks about his latest album with A Little Day Music host Lucas Currie. I spoke with Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson about his new album Mozart & his Contemporaries, making music with synesthesia, Icelandic musical culture, and more! Hear our conversation here. Lucas Currie began in radio as a...
The pattern on this sublime pure silk chiffon scarf is based on motifs found in a circa-1500 book of hours in the collection of The Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge. Based on a strewn-flower border from a page in the book, it includes primroses, violas, thistles, poppies, and chamomile, as well as moths and insects—not to mention the brilliant addition of wild strawberries—all with symbolic meanings that were well known to the medieval populace.
Stockwell was a leading actor in many sci-fi movies including “Quantum Leap,” “Dune,” “Blue Velvet” and “Air Force One.”. Stockwell started his career as a child actor under a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The actor’s biggest role was as Admiral “Al” Calavicci in the NBS series “Quantum Leap.” The show ran...
Jacqueline Logan was born in 1902 and grow up to become an actress and silent film star and at one point, she owned a home in Elmira. In 1922, Logan was named one of the Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers Baby Stars of the year. Over the course of twelve years, the WAMPAS Baby Stars selected 13 young actresses each year from who were said to be on the verge of movie stardom. Names on the WAMPAS Baby Stars list included Joan Crawford, Ginger Rogers, and Jean Arthur.
Having celebrities as friends and a natural eye for fashion landed Mills in circles with Kanye West, Anna Wintour, Carine Roitfield and Ricardo Tisci. Let’s take a trip down memory lane: It’s the early ‘00s and low rise jeans, Juicy Couture sweatsuits, cargo pants, flares and denim skirts are everywhere. Oh, and we can’t forget spray painted graphics. The origins of Y2K are forming and we’re excited about new episodes of MTV Cribs, Punk’d, Pimp My Ride, and BET’s 106 & Park countdown with AJ and Free. The ultimate accessories of the times are Blackberrys, Motorola Razrs and T-Mobile Sidekicks. However, there’s one accessory, not made for texting, fyi, that’s taking over the world by storm — ornate trucker hats crafted by the brand Von Dutch.
Thanksgiving is usually a happy occasion for families and friends to gather for good times and good food. Sometimes sensitive conversations perhaps over politics or Covid-19, for example can quickly take an unpleasant turn and create stress or tension. On Monday, we spoke to a clinical social worker at Essentia...
The Emmy and Tony Award-winner shares an evening of lecture, moderated conversation (with audience questions), humor and insight based on lessons he’s learned, characters he’s encountered, and struggles he’s had against racism and poverty. A prominent actor-writer-director in film, television and theatre, Leguizamo offers unique perspectives on life based on his experiences growing up in a tough neighborhood in Queens, moving through his early performance experiences in 1980s avant-garde theatre, and rising to his current life as an immensely popular feature film and television actor.
The holiday season is beginning to kick into gear with Thanksgiving on Thursday, and the beginning of Hanukkah starting early next week. While the season can be a time to celebrate and bond with family, family dynamics can also sometimes be complicated. And while some may feel the excitement, it’s also natural to feel stressed or anxious about time with family, especially in a time of political polarization and another rise in COVID-19 cases. You may be struggling with questions like How do you communicate your comfortability sharing space with non-vaccinated family or friends? How do you keep family dinners from turning into heated political arguments? And should you not invite certain family members to your holiday gathering? To talk about it, we were joined by a professor of clinical psychology and a licensed clinical social worker.
I think of that question from time to time and I always come back to this: I was meant to work here. I majored in education but knew that my passion did not correspond with that of a traditional classroom teacher. I felt called to work with kids but in what way I was unsure. In 2010 I was hired as a summer camp counselor, then stepped into the program director position. In 2016 I was offered the position of executive director after my now good friend and former executive director, Vicky Watkins, retired.
Zendaya once again proved why she was the very deserving recipient of this year’s CFDA Fashion Icon Award when she walked the red carpet for the Ballon D’Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on Monday, November 29th. Just look at her!. The 25-year-old Dune actress made history last...
Twenty-seven memoirs of transforming personal and intellectual relationships among writers and artists from the pages of The New York Review of Books. Many of the contributors to The New York Review have written about deep and abiding relationships— both personal and intellectual—with fellow poets, writers, and artists. The Company They Kept, Volume II is a collection of twenty-seven accounts of these friendships that were always stimulating, often inspiring, and sometimes vexing (as Robert Lowell writes about John Berryman: "Hyperenthusiasms made him a hot friend, and could also make him wearing to friends—one of his dearest, Delmore Schwartz, used to say no one had John's loyalty, but you liked him to live in another city").