Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

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

    Dec 31, 13 • 280 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 • 327 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    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 Career Suicide Note,” ran in encore. As part of our “fact or fiction”...

  • The Right to Read and Discuss

    Sep 24, 13 • 180 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    The 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: “The Meritorious Price of...

  • Hot Southern Fiction

    Aug 27, 13 • 575 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!1 Comment

    “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 “The Summer Girls.” Monroe’s novel follows the...

  • Murder Mystery in ILM

    Aug 27, 13 • 391 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    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 few. Over the years, his fiction, non-fiction and poetry has...

  • Musings of a Seasoned Dad

    Apr 30, 13 • 1277 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    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 Cutoff Rd. • Free Clyde Edgerton writes, “If you’re a...

  • Essential Bits

    Jan 11, 13 • 266 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Prologue 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 covered wars past and present. Maurer spent several years...

  • Banishment No More!

    Oct 2, 12 • 164 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Banned 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 Museum 3201 S. 17th St. • Free My friend Matt and I terrorized our...

  • My Favorite Banned Book

    Oct 2, 12 • 701 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    I 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 vault. The vault was a room behind the desk where no one was allowed...

  • A Voice Worth Hearing

    Sep 12, 12 • 221 Views • Books, EXTRA! EXTRA!1 Comment

    If 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 of the Tarheels,” Durham has retired from...