This holiday season, put away whatever overwrought, commercialized bric-a-brac books you own, and pick up some of the gems listed here.
‘The young love hardly anything better than to laugh. And if they do love something more than that, they love to learn more than that. If you read Mark Twain, you get to do both at the same time.’
The sound at almost every concert venue could be vastly improved by just turning the PA system down.
While Amazon provides convenience and the mall, superstores, and specialty shops offer a plethora of other options, online museum gift catalogs offer the hidden pearls of the season.
Lauren Daigle is finding impressive commercial success as a Christian artist. So who is she, and how is this former ‘American Idol’ contestant finding success in the music industry as a devoted Christian?
‘Mr. Mehan’s Mildly Amusing Mythical Mammals’ may be difficult to describe, but it has what matters most: that vital spark that brings good books alive.
In the book ‘Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall,’ Tim Mohr examines the colorful history of East German punk, an account marred only by some knee-jerk politics.
For a donut-licking child star, ‘thank u, next’ is surprisingly mature.
‘The White Album’ may not be the Beatles’ best record, but it is definitely the one that’s the most fun to sift through, break down, and talk about.
In ‘Thanks a Lot, Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story,’ the most sober member of one of rock and roll’s most legendary and destructive bands reflects on his in and out of the Who.
While we saw classic country performances by Nashville legends, more and more artists took the stage with songs that look, feel, and sound more like pop music.
In ‘Seasteading: How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate Humanity from Politicians,’ authors Joe Quirk and Patri Friedman argue that colonizing the oceans points the way forward for humanity.
The classic album was born out of the discord of the late ’60s and The Beatles’ disintegration, and remains poignant in today’s political discord.
Nicholas Parisi’s new biography, ‘Rod Serling: His Life, Work, and Imagination,’ fails to present a complete picture of the legendary screenwriter who did his best work outside the TV show that made him famous.
Dolly Parton’s classic moment from the CMAs 40 years ago is an important reminder.
How the French artist and accidental aviator introduced people all over the world to the harsh realities faced by service members during World War I.
Author Daniel J. Flynn’s, ‘Cult City: Jim Jones, Harvey Milk, and 10 Days that Shook San Francisco,’ is a compelling history that looks at two pivotal events of the 1970s that further woke America up to the realities of hippie idealism.
Filmed in 1987, ‘Black and White Night’ is your best introduction to Roy Orbison.
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