Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

  • Celebrating Literature: The Big Read Wilmington returns to promote literacy for second year

    Dec 31, 13 • 230 Views • Books, COVER STORY, EXTRA! EXTRA!, FeatureNo Comments

    Constantly brainstorming ways to nurture curious minds, the Cape Fear Museum set the arrival of The Big Read to November 2013. Spurred by plans to showcase the Smithsonian traveling exhibit, “Mail Call,” which highlights the historical importance of mail...

  • Strip-Mining Truth

    Sep 24, 13 • 263 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Anghus Houvouras releases creative nonfiction, ‘My Career Suicide Note’Last year, encore readers may remember keeping up with the ongoing creative writings of our film critic, Anghus Houvouras. Every other week during 2012, excerpts from his novel, “My...

  • The Right to Read and Discuss

    Sep 24, 13 • 146 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Banned Books Week returnsThe idea of banning books seems as aged as the black-and-white town of Pleasantville, where art, literature and culture remain shocking enough to upheave an entire way of life. The first book banned in the New World dates to 1650:...

  • Hot Southern Fiction

    Aug 27, 13 • 487 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!1 Comment

    Mary Alice Monroe offers easy beach read with substance“At least now you know the truth and in time it will help you gain perspective,” Mary Alice Monroe’s matriarchal leading lady, Marietta Muir (affectionately known as Mamaw), assures in the novel...

  • Murder Mystery in ILM

    Aug 27, 13 • 284 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Author Henry Tonn releases novelette “The Tuxedoed Corspe”Writing creatively is a hobby for many people, but only a few get the privilege of publishing some of their work. Henry Tonn, clinical psychologist-turned-writer, is lucky enough to be one of the...

  • Musings of a Seasoned Dad

    Apr 30, 13 • 597 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Clyde Edgerton doles out suggestive funnies in 'Papadaddy's'Clyde Edgerton “Papadaddy’s Book for New Fathers: Advice to Dads of All Ages” 5/7, 7 p.m.: Old Books on Front St. 249. N. Front St. • Free 5/14, 7 p.m.: Northeast NHC Library 1241 Military...

  • Essential Bits

    Jan 11, 13 • 204 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Author and journalist Keven Maurer speaks at WHQR GalleryPrologue with Kevin Maurer WHQR Gallery, 254 N. Front Street, Suite 300 January 14, 7 p.m. Free WHQR Gallery will host a discussion with renowned journalist and author Kevin Maurer whose books have...

  • Banishment No More!

    Oct 2, 12 • 124 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Literary classics get deserved week in the spotlight with Banned Books WeekBanned Books Week 10/3: Phil Stein lecture on the Bible, Old Books, 249 N. Front St. • 7 p.m. 10/5: Ray Remembered—Performances of Ray Bradbury’s works • 7:30 p.m. Cameron Art...

  • My Favorite Banned Book

    Oct 2, 12 • 574 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Pat Stewart wins second annual essay contest for Banned Books WeekI first encountered banned books when I worked in the public library in my hometown when I was in high school. It was the 1950s and books at my library were not banned, per se, but put in a...

  • A Voice Worth Hearing

    Sep 12, 12 • 170 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!1 Comment

    Legendary Carolina sports announcer releases bookIf there’s one thing a Tarheel recognizes—besides the iconic Carolina blue of all things UNC—it’s the voice of sports broadcasting legend Woody Durham. After 40-plus years of being known as “the Voice...