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Woman Up, Mississippi Leaders!

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 08.23.2015 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

It's not about "political correctness" (in the context of current Mississippi politics, supporting the inclusion of the Rebel standard on the state flag is the politically "correct" thing to do). It's about moral correctness; it's about historical correctness; it's about common decency.

10 Writers: On the Magic of Reading

Louisiana Channel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Books
Louisiana Channel

Enjoy these 10 acclaimed writers as they reveal what the magic of reading is to them, and why they feel literature is so powerful.

A Book's First Birthday

Roger Wright | Posted 03.27.2014 | Books
Roger Wright

Next week my book, Finding Work When There Are No Jobs, turns one year old. Still just a baby. What have I learned that might strike a chord with...

Andrew Carnegie Medals Awarded

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Richard Ford and Timothy Egan, winners of literary medals presented by the American Library Association, both credit libraries for ma...

Carnegie Prize Finalists Announced

AP | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Junot Diaz and Louise Erdrich are among the finalists for a literary prize chosen by the American Library Association. Diaz's "This ...

Laptop-Packin' Mama

Eleni Gage | Posted 05.06.2013 | Parents
Eleni Gage

While being a writer is great and challenging and being a mother is great and challenging, trying to be both simultaneously can sometimes feel like a recipe for disaster.

PHOTOS: Exploring Ontario, Toronto And Beyond

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Though comestibles are always near the top of my list when I travel, there were also museum visits, new hotels to check out and an amazing trip to Niagara Falls to witness Nik Wallenda tightrope from the US to Canada.

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 05.29.2012 | Books

"Canada" by Richard Ford Ecco, $27.99 Published on May 15, 2012 What is it about? The lives of a fifteen-year-old protagonist Dell and his tw...

PHOTOS: Five Things To Do In Denver This Week

Posted 05.29.2012 | Denver

Memorial Day is just the beginning of great things happening in Denver this week. It looks like a great week in the city for music, and while tick...

Wes Anderson Returns

Posted 07.21.2012 | Home


Which Colleges Landed Celebrity Professors This Year?

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Those who prescribe to the old adage "those who can't do, teach," will have to think again -- this year, a slew of writers, politicians and even celeb...

Pulitzer-Winning Ford To Teach At Ole Miss

AP | SHELIA BYRD | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

JACKSON, Miss. — Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Richard Ford has a theory about why such good literature comes from his native Mississippi, whe...

10 Rules For Writing Fiction: Margaret Atwood, Elmore Leonard, Richard Ford And Others Share Their Tips

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Get an accountant, abstain from sex and similes, cut, rewrite, then cut and rewrite again -- if all else fails, pray. Inspired by Elmore Leonard's 10 ...

The Susan Boyle Story And Why We Love Rags-To-Riches Authors

The Millions | Tat Jana Soli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It has come to my attention that a favorite interview question for authors, especially debut authors, is what you did before you were a published. The...

Burd Ford owner Richard Burd found dead | John Tuohy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The owner of Burd Ford in Lawrence was found dead in his office this morning, apparently by suicide. Richard A. Burd, 43, was found by his wife and po...