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  • The Latest: 'Fire' burns fitfully; 'Find' gets lost

    Wildfire Mary Pauline Lowry Skyhorse Publishing; 294 pages Mary Pauline Lowry's "Wildfire" is a mostly formulaic novel with a tantalizing idea at its core. The protagonist, Julie, is a young college dropout who signs on as a rookie forest...
  • Top 50 Concerts of 2014

    Top 50 Concerts of 2014
    Sometimes, bigger still is better. There were many great concerts by smaller or lessor-known acts at smaller venues this year, but among the 163 shows I attended this year it’s not a coincidence that mostof the year’s best were the biggest...
  • Young@Art Center Seeks Tax-Exempt Status And Creative Partnerships

    As the Young@Art youth arts center approaches its one-year anniversary, the nonprofit organization is playing a financial waiting game. In order to apply for and receive certain grant funding that is essential to its survival, Young@Art, which will mark...
  • Best Sources For Hottest New Books And Author Talks Near You

    Best Sources For Hottest New Books And Author Talks Near You
    Where can you find information on books to read for your own pleasure or for book club meetings, or about author appearances in the area? The weekly Writestuff column is a good place to start, but there are other sources. First on your list should be...
  • David L. Ulin's best books of 2014

    David L. Ulin's best books of 2014
    Lists are, by their nature, impressionistic: How could they be otherwise? Here then, alphabetically by title, are the most stirring of the books I wrote about this year, my 10 favorites of 2014. "Can't and Won't: Stories" by Lydia Davis (Farrar,...
  • Bob Harrar: Factory worker had the heart of a poet

     Bob Harrar: Factory worker had the heart of a poet
    They met at a bar, shooting pool at adjacent tables. He made an impression. "I didn't like him," said Leslie Howard, 61, of Orlando. The second time they met, at the same bar, they ended up sitting together inside her van outside his house,...
  • English language is loaded (or fou, or blotto) with ways to say 'drunk'

    Way back when English was Old English, between AD 600 and 1100, you were either "drunken" or "fordrunken" (very drunk) after a night of carousing. Even today, "drunken" will do for describing how you may be spending New Year's Eve. But you might also be...
  • Review: 'Breathturn Into Timestead' by Paul Celan

    Review: 'Breathturn Into Timestead' by Paul Celan
    The poem, Paul Celan once said, "is lonely," and in its loneliness it reaches outward, "intends another ... goes toward it." In this way, Celan went on to explain, the poem creates the possibility for an encounter with the reader, for being heard and...
  • Lehigh Valley theater: What's coming in 2015

    Lehigh Valley theater: What's coming in 2015
    With the start of the new year, a new season of theater begins and there are some pretty exciting productions planned. Touchstone is continuing to explore Bethlehem's connection with China in the epic community performance "Journey from the East." Civic...
  • Strength from the sea; poetry, too

    Strength from the sea; poetry, too
    Navy tradition holds that the first entry in a ship's deck log each year must be in verse. The tradition began at least before World War II. Maybe longer ago. Even naval historians are unsure. Some of the poems are preserved in anthologies by...
  • Freebie Friday: Free events to start the New Year

    Freebie Friday: Free events to start the New Year
    It’s Freebie Friday!  We have stuff to start the New Year that won't cost a dime.   Event/Festival    Baldwin Park First Friday Festival & Art Stroll: Visual art and  jewelry by more than 40 artists, live music, drink specials and  shopping. 5:...