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'Season Of The Witch' Shines A (Black)Light On The Occult In Rock Rock 'n' roll rebellion is mainstream today, but Peter Bebergal's new book summons a more shadowed past, when artists like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin brought an occult mystique to the music.
NPR.org | 3 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White - review 'Although E.B. White is better known for his wonderful Charlotte's Web, I have to say that this book is just as good - or maybe even better!' Continue reading...
The Guardian | 3 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Book News: Joan Didion's Life, As Seen On Kickstarter The nephew of the iconic essayist and novelist hopes to produce a documentary on her life, and he's turned to crowd-funding to make it happen. Also: There's been much ado about the dictionary lately.
NPR.org | 3 hours, 23 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Sufism: a natural antidote to fanaticism Jason Webster on why the republication of Idries Shah book about Sufism whose enthusiasts have included William Churchill, Ted Hughes and Doris Lessing couldnt be more timely Continue reading...
The Guardian | 4 hours, 10 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Booker win saves Richard Flanagan from life down the mines Australian author who pondered drastic career change sees sales soar 140,000 in a week after prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North Continue reading...
The Guardian | 4 hours, 42 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
TS Eliot prize shortlist joins conflict and reconciliation in the Middle East Ruth Padels exploration of religious understanding, Learning to Make an Oud in Nazareth, and Kevin Powers Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting, drawing on his Iraq war service, among the 10-strong shortlist Continue reading...
The Guardian | 5 hours, 24 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
'Republic Of Imagination' Sings The Praises Of Literature The author of Reading Lolita in Tehran returns, this time with a paean to the importance of literature in a democratic society. Reviewer Heller McAlpin says Azar Nafisi may be preaching to the choir.
NPR.org | 6 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
The Young Elites by Marie Lu - review 'The epilogue really caught my attention. That made me excited for the next one!' Continue reading...
The Guardian | 6 hours, 9 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Herbie Hancock: 'On A Path To Find My Own Answer' In a candid interview, the ever-innovative pianist traces the lines between Buddhist chants, Sly Stone and Miles Davis, while shedding new light on some hard facts about his past.
NPR.org | 6 hours, 38 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Excerpt from Neil Gaiman's 'Trigger Warning' Read an excerpt and see the cover of his new short story collection.
USA Today | 7 hours, 6 minutes ago | comment? | recommend