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Book: Deep thoughts by George Steiner

'The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan’

‘The Poetry of Thought: From Hellenism to Celan’
By George Steiner. New Directions; 192 pgs., $24.95.


Culture: Podcasts you might be missing

Tuning in to Sue Townsend

Back in the 1980s, I kept spotting a book in libraries and bookstores.


Book: The compelling story of a 1st-century cover-up

‘The Swerve’
By Stephen Greenblatt. W.W. Norton; 356 pgs., $26.95.


Book: You’re welcome, Jeral Tidwell

Artist Jeral Tidwell has been a fixture in the local graffiti, tattoo and hot rod scene since he moved here from New Orleans in 1999.


Book: Photographer’s work of decades continues

Shelby Lee Adams presents 'Appalachian Portraits'

He’s been a Guggenheim Fellow and the subject of a substantial documentary film. He’s generated controversy by his photographic methods and personal connection to his subjects.


Book: A wild war story

‘The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan

Culture: Podcasts you might be missing

Back to podcast basics

There are degrees of tuning in and tuning out. A few examples:


Book: Belafonte’s 20th century song

‘My Song: A Memoir’
By Harry Belafonte with Michael Shnayerson. Alfred A. Knopf; 480 pgs., $30.50.


Book: Boel: uncut, unforgiving and unfinished

‘On the News … In the News’ 
By John Boel. Butler Books; 189 pgs., $19.95.


Book: Where the wild things read

Library presents ‘The Worlds of Maurice Sendak’ exhibit

A boy in an airplane made of dough, a mischievous king of the wild things — these figures are familiar characters in childhood libraries around the world, sprung from the imagination of Mauri