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  • Emily Dickinson and "these modern literati"

     
    A charming collection of Emily Dickinson's letters shows her father teasing her about liking "modern literati" -- modern, circa 1854....
  • A literary stamp to these three houses

    A literary stamp to these three houses
    In 1937, poet Edna St. Vincent Millay came close to refusing an honorary degree from New York University when she learned she had been excluded from a reception for male recipients of the doctorate at the Waldorf-Astoria and instead was to have a quiet...
  • Book review: 'The Red Garden' by Alice Hoffman

    Book review: 'The Red Garden' by Alice Hoffman
    The Red Garden A Novel Alice Hoffman Crown: 275 pp., $25 "The Red Garden" is a fantastical history of Blackwell, Mass., from 1750 to the present, replete with intermarried families, melancholic bears and altruistic mermaids. If you have trouble with...
  • The God Squad: Let hope lead away from loneliness

    Question: I'm divorced and never remarried. My parents are deceased and my two children are grown. I recently relocated and am trying to make connections, but that's much harder to do later in life. I'm lonely and have even started thinking this will be...
  • Hana Pestle Makes Morbid Music, in a Happy Way!

    Hana Pestle Makes Morbid Music, in a Happy Way!
    Hana Pestle is not your average 22-year-old singer who is looking to make it big. She is not trying to be the autotuned tart of the month. She has already caught the attention of former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody — who produced her sometimes...
  • Bay Theatre looks to build on successes in 10th season

    Bay Theatre founder Janet Luby could not conceal her delight as she announced that the first celebratory event of the coming season, a fashion show and fundraiser, had sold out nearly two months in advance. She's hoping it will be the first of many...
  • Our Laguna: Who would you invite to Christmas dinner?

    The holidays are a time to extend hospitality — to show there is room at the inn. Here is a sampling of with whom Laguna folks would most like to invite share their Christmas or Hanukkah dinner, given the choices of anyone living or dead, fact or...
  • Quarks and quantum quirks

    Quarks and quantum quirks
    While reading a book on contemporary physics some time ago, I realized that attempting to comprehend it was like trying to floss the teeth of a flea. Underwater. While drunk. With broken fingers. And blindfolded. I managed to finish the book, but the...
  • "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" by Lyndall Gordon

    "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" by Lyndall Gordon
    "Lives Like Loaded Guns: Emily Dickinson and Her Family's Feuds" By Lyndall Gordon Viking, 472 pages, $28 Even though fewer than a dozen of Emily Dickinson’s 1,789 poems were published in her lifetime, her family and friends in Amherst,...
  • Check It Out: History buffs remember the Civil War

    Next month will mark the 150th anniversary of the bombardment of Ft. Sumter in Charleston harbor, the opening salvo of the Civil War (1861-1865). Commemorative efforts are underway in many parts of the country. States have formed sesquicentennial...
  • America in the Poetic Imagination

    America in the Poetic Imagination
    Professors Nancy Ogle, soprano, and Ginger Yang Hwalek, Ph.D., pianist, both from the University of Maine, will present a hybrid reading/music performance entitled "America in the Poetic Imagination" at Rockford College's Fisher Memorial Chapel on Friday,...