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  • The many moods of Nicki Minaj on 'The Pinkprint'

    The many moods of Nicki Minaj on 'The Pinkprint'
    Those who have followed Nicki Minaj's often-thrilling ascent to hip-hop superstardom have been hoping for another straight-up rap album for years. After annihilating virtually all takers on mixtapes and guest verses starting in 2007, the 32-year-old began...
  • Should L.A. have a Wanda Coleman Memorial Library?

    Should L.A. have a Wanda Coleman Memorial Library?
    Little more than a year after the death of Wanda Coleman, the poet’s husband, Austin Straus, is asking the Los Angeles Public Library to honor her memory. In a letter sent earlier this month to the Board of Library commissioners, Straus requests...
  • Crime Reporter To Talk At New Jewish Book Festival

    Crime Reporter To Talk At New Jewish Book Festival
    Hank Phillippi Ryan knows news, and she knows crime. As a longtime investigative reporter for Channel 7 news, the NBC affiliate in Boston, she has won 32 EMMYs, 12 Edward R. Murrow awards and many other honors. Ryan also is an author of award-winning...
  • REVIEW: Dean Ween Group brings the '70s back -- in all its glory -- at Musikfest Cafe

    REVIEW: Dean Ween Group brings the '70s back -- in all its glory -- at Musikfest Cafe
    The 1970s was such a rich musical era that even identifying something as “ ’70s rock” is nebulous. Within that designation, there’s classic rock, sludgy pre-punk rock, power ballad rock, metal and more. The Dean Ween Group...
  • 'Marco Polo' leads Netflix into uncharted territory

    Netflix, the home of the highly esteemed "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black," goes epic Friday with the release of the 10-episode period epic "Marco Polo." They spent some money on it. The series, which embroiders fancifully on the life and...
  • Review: 'Essays After Eighty' by Donald Hall

    Review: 'Essays After Eighty' by Donald Hall
    'In the morning, I turn on the coffee, glue in my teeth, take four pills, swallow Metamucil and wipe it off my beard, fasten a brace over my buckling knee ... then read the newspaper and drink black coffee," writes Donald Hall, former U.S. poet laureate...
  • Maine's David Mallett Continues Celebrating Rural Life With Timeless Folk Tunes

    Maine's David Mallett Continues Celebrating Rural Life With Timeless Folk Tunes
    David Mallett, a renowned folk troubadour from Maine, sings and writes memorable songs celebrating the rural life in his beloved home state, the sacredness of the Earth, the wonders of nature and the transcendent significance of the lives of ordinary...
  • New travel books: Coney Island, sea creatures

     New travel books: Coney Island, sea creatures
    "A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Heaven" Columbia University Press, $26.95 As the great poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti once suggested, Coney Island is a state of mind. But it is also a living, breathing, vibrant space — a Brooklyn...
  • Chevelle waves the hard-rock flag at Rams Head Live

    Chevelle waves the hard-rock flag at Rams Head Live
    Hard-rock stalwarts Chevelle headlined radio station 98 Rock’s “Not So Silent Night” at Rams Head Live on Wednesday night. The Chicago trio — which consists of Pete Loeffler (vocals and guitar) and Sam Loeffler (drums) along with...
  • Supreme Court to hear case involving rap lyrics as threats on Facebook

    Supreme Court to hear case involving rap lyrics as threats on Facebook
    A case before the Supreme Court concerning threats that a Pennsylvania man made toward his estranged wife and others on Facebook could hinge on how the nine justices interpret the sometimes violent imagery in rap lyrics. The justices, not known for their...
  • Former U.S. poet laureate Mark Strand dies at 80

    Former U.S. poet laureate Mark Strand dies at 80
    Former U.S. poet laureate Mark Strand died Saturday, the New York Times reported. Strand, 80, had suffered from cancer. Strand, who began publishing in the 1960s, was widely recognized as one of America's premier poets. His poetry was known for its...