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Earmark These 7 Books for October Reading

Earmark These 7 Books for October Reading

A review of Holly George-Warren’s new biography, Janis: Her Life and Music, plus a round-up of six October book picks spanning from a family courtroom drama to a citywide treasure hunt.


Book Review: The Life and Music of Janis Joplin

Holly George-Warren is the first biographer to have gained access to reams of Joplin's correspondence and in her new book "Janis: Her Life and Music" she unpacks the personal and profound points of the artists brief and powerful career.


An 'Uncultivated' Approach to Cider

A Review of 'Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living'
A short review of Andy Brennan's 'Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider, and the Complicated Art of Making a Living'.


6 Cookbooks to Elevate Your Fall Recipes

A roundup of six regional cookbooks spanning artisanal breadmaking, plant-based cuisine, sauce-making, and the inspired reinvention of leftovers.


7 Books For Your To-Read Pile This August

From an account of economics, family, and race in New Orleans to an exploration of the ways art and religion intersect, here are seven short book reviews for August reading.


Earmark These 7 Books for July Reading

From a scintillating debut poetry book to a Capote-like dissection the 1997 “Schoolgirl Murder,” here are seven short book reviews for July reading.


Your June Reading List

From a riotously funny first-person novel set in a fictional Dutchess County prison to an apocalyptic survivor story to a canine-friendly kids book, here are seven short book reviews for June reading.


6 Books to Read in May

From a vegetable gardening how-to book to an anthology of stories on lived changed by chance to a heart-racing novel about a government scandal, six short book reviews.


Craig Ferguson Reads from His Memoir at Bard College on May 8

Actor-turned-author Craig Ferguson reads from his latest memoir at Bard.


The Gabriels: A Three-Part Play Cycle by Richard Nelson

Brian Turk reviews Richard Nelson's three-part play cycle, The Gabriels: Election Year in the Life of One Family.


Gretchen Primack on Her New Book & Teaching Poetry in Prisons

A conversation with poet Gretchen Primack about her recent book of poems, Visiting Days, and her work with bringing poetry into prisons.


Your April Reading List

From a nail-biting gothic thriller to a comical memoir by caterer to the stars Mary Giuliani to a dystopian novel about post-Trump America under Russian rule, seven short book reviews.


From the Archives: Oatmeal, A Short Story

From Cathleen Bell, author of seven YA novels, comes this Odyssey-like short story about a woman awaiting her husband’s return.


Earmark These 7 Books for March Reading

From Gurdjieff reconsidered to a manifesto for black farmers, seven short book reviews.



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