| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Thousands of years have washed over this slender sandbar of a barrier island called Anastasia. But only recently has man written his history on this coastline.
As you stand along the park's barren, wind-swept beach, squinting inland over light-washed...
| Oct 1, 2012
The new book "Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop," by Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen, explores the history of minstrelsy, dissecting how it became the most popular form of American entertainment before vaudeville and identifying how...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Celebrating 500 years of Florida history, "Dreamers and Schemers: An Evening with Great Floridians" will be presented on Friday, June 7, at Sanford's Princess Theater.
In the show, presented by the Florida Humanities Council and Creative Sanford,...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:22 PM
As the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos get ready for their big playoff game Saturday, there are plenty of opinions about how the teams and cities compare. But in one competition -- based on books -- Baltimore wins hands down.
The East Coast city had...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Maxine Hong Kingston's most recent book, "I Love a Broad Margin to My Life" — possibly the last from this pioneering Chinese-American novelist, memoirist, poet and activist — includes a glossary to help readers with all the loan words.
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
One thing to know about our book club
We are the Jay Stream Middle School Book Club. We started in 2003, and we all are, or have been, staff members at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream.
This piece first ran in Printers...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 2:07 PM
When George C. Wolfe's "Spunk" was first staged at New York's Public Theater in 1990, it was greeted as a kind of rediscovery of the fiction of Zora Neale Hurston, the author of the 1937 novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God," who fell out of popular...
| Sep 19, 2010
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
Random House: 622 pp, $30
It was an all-too-familiar dispatch from a particular time and place.
The Clarks, a young black family of four, were trying to improve...
| Aug 28, 2011
Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets but decades later was criticized for appearing to exaggerate his exploits, died Saturday at a medical center near St. Augustine, Fla. He was...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
From the perennial Shrimp Festival to the newer Fernandina Film Festival, Amelia Island has a full slate of family-friendly events on the schedule for 2012. Here's a look: Amelia Island Book Festival: February 17-19 With two full days of programs, socials...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 9:35 PM
This week's book coverage includes Emily Bernard's book on Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance, Thomas Mallon's novel on Watergate and a remembrance of poet Wislawa Szymborska...