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Gore Vidal Was No D.H. Lawrence

Lev Raphael | Posted 12.29.2016 | Books
Lev Raphael

I grew up watching Gore Vidal on TV and enjoying his wit. He was a liberal version of William F. Buckley, Jr.: witty, insanely well-read, cosmopolitan...

An Art Lesson From the Beatles

Kate Harper | Posted 03.11.2016 | Arts
Kate Harper

As an artist, I often seek out biographical stories to inspire me. When George Martin passed away recently, I was reminded of the book, Can't Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain, and America by Jonathan Gould. It is a master guide for learning about the creative journey.

11 Must-Read Biographies About Incredible Women

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women

This Women's History Month, one of the greatest ways to honor those who came before us is to celebrate the extraordinary lives of some phenomenal ladi...

The Evolution of the Sports Biography

Jason Williams | Posted 03.01.2016 | Sports
Jason Williams

Long before their athletic purists were wall to wall in our society, the interest around knowing the origins and the daily routines of our favorite sp...

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 4)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.24.2017 | Arts
Jon Horford

Through her example, Mr. Bank's mother teaches her son lessons in work ethic and selflessness that he has carried with him his entire life.

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 3)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.17.2017 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

Susan Cheever's Alcott Biography Is a Hot Mess

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.27.2017 | Books
Lev Raphael

Sadly, Publishers Weekly gave the book an attention-getting starred review and called it "authoritative." Somebody at PW didn't do homework.

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 2)

Jon Horford | Posted 02.05.2017 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents ...

An Open Letter to Comedy

Johnny Taylor | Posted 02.05.2017 | Comedy
Johnny Taylor

Dear Comedy, Hi again. I know you aren't used to reading letters from me. It's unusual on this end too. Just wanted to jot a few lines down to let ...

12 Reasons You Should Write Your Memoir Anyway

Patti M Hall | Posted 01.31.2017 | Books
Patti M Hall

It's time, right? You're ready to write about your life. You bought the gorgeous notebook, the beautiful pen, the tea is made, your butt is in the c...

In The 'Hour Late' (Ben Banks 1)

Jon Horford | Posted 01.19.2017 | Arts
Jon Horford

In The Hour Late A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hou...

In The 'Hour Late' (Joe Webster 4)

Jon Horford | Posted 01.13.2017 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

In the 'Hour Late' (Joe Webster 3)

Jon Horford | Posted 12.27.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

We can choose to follow any path in life. What it really comes down to is deciding that the price we pay is worth the decisions made.

Confessions: Dr. Matthew Fox Shares His Life and Vision

Pat Waak | Posted 12.14.2016 | Religion
Pat Waak

From the time I was 8 years old my dream was to become a medical missionary in some far away land, mistakenly thinking that one person could save the ...

In the 'Hour Late' ( Joe Webster 2 )

Jon Horford | Posted 12.10.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

Even after exceeding expectations for black people in the south by becoming wealthy landowners, Joe's family could not escape the harsh realities of the times.

Donald Trump Unleashes the Dogs of War

Mario Almonte | Posted 12.09.2016 | Politics
Mario Almonte

For Donald Trump, this is not going to end well. What began as a lark has turned into an albatross, and he now carries around his neck the ultimate bu...

In the 'Hour Late'

Jon Horford | Posted 11.30.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

Joe Webster has lived an amazing life. He considers himself to have been very fortunate in terms of familial support and opportunities given. And it all stems from a brave decision his Great Grandmother made one hundred and fifty one years ago.

Bruce Cook's Trumbo: A Brilliant Light Shining Into Dark Times

Paola K Amaras | Posted 11.24.2016 | Books
Paola K Amaras

Bruce Cook's Trumbo, reissued as a tie-in to a major motion picture starring Bryan Cranston and Helen Mirren, delves into the life, jail-time and, most importantly, the "blacklisting" of James Dalton Trumbo.

In The 'Hour Late'

Jon Horford | Posted 11.23.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

As human beings, it is difficult for us to grasp the concept of time. It always feels like we will have tomorrow until it is too late. We put love off for future dates, fully confident that we can spend more hours together and be more loving later; blinding ourselves to the fact that life is unpredictable and mostly out of our control.

5 Hot Books: Paris's Best Street, How to Beat Cancer, and a Transgender Novel

The National Book Review | Posted 11.23.2016 | Books
The National Book Review

The following article first appeared in The National Book Review Five books that people are talking about this week -- or should be: 1. The Danish G...

In The 'Hour Late'

Jon Horford | Posted 11.17.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

No Brag Just Fact

Sandy Thomas | Posted 11.07.2016 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

Back in 1986 Moorhead High (Moorhead, Minnesota) alumni were planning a 10th year reunion. My husband Glenn and I were both members of Moorhead High'...

In The 'Hour Late' (Pt. 3)

Jon Horford | Posted 11.06.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70's and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.

In the 'Hour Late' (Pt. 2)

Jon Horford | Posted 10.28.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their seventies and older, to find out what they think is important.

In the Hour Late

Jon Horford | Posted 10.22.2016 | Arts
Jon Horford

A weekly blog intended to share and preserve the most valued life lessons from the minds of the most experienced among us. The "hour late" represents the later stages of life. I will be speaking with people in their 70s and older, to find out what they think is important and worth passing on to future generations.