Art and Culture

Art and culture

Jim McKeown

Margaret Atwood’s latest work weaves tales of complicated relationships all viewed from different angles.


Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old.

Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles.

If there was one thing that defined Tom Magliozzi, it was his laugh. It was loud, it was constant, it was infectious.

Jim McKeown

I’m Intense adult tale of a popular instructor at the International School in Paris.

 


Jill Ament

After much anticipation Hippodrome theatre staff announced this afternoon the date for the official opening gala for Waco’s historic theatre. The three day event plans to ring in a new chapter in Hippodrome history.

Jim McKeown

Ian McEwan, tackles a difficult law case involving religion and family ties, while the marriage of the main character, the judge, slowly disintegrates.

 

 


Jim McKeown

The latest novel from Haruki Murakami tells the story of five close friends who separate after leaving for college.

 

 

 

Jim McKeown

Another “newspaper novel” of a young reporter stumbles on a complicated plot of theft, corruption, smuggling, and murder.

 

 


My admiration for Jackson Browne began with his first album in 1971. I was wowed by the fact that the singer-songwriter had worked with Nico of Velvet Underground fame — his girlfriend at the time — on her first album, Chelsea Girl. He wrote one of my favorite songs on that record, "These Days."

Jim McKeown

 

Magic realism from the great modernist writer Virginia Woolf.

 

 


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Jim McKeown

Historical fiction of the youngest daughter of William Shakespeare

 


Likely Stories: Best Reads of Last 5 Years

Sep 18, 2014
Ramona McKeown

Likely stories began as a monthly feature on KWBU but has grown to a regular weekly segment.  This week Jim take a look back at the best reads of the last five years.  FIVE STARS to Jim McKeown and Likely Stories 5th anniversary.  


Mary Sue Rich finally had enough.

The council member from Ocala, Fla., was tired of seeing the young people in her town wearing their pants low and sagging, and successfully pushed to prohibit the style on city-owned property. It became law in July. Violators face a $500 fine or up to six months in jail.

Jim McKeown

A branch off the tree that is James Joyce, this novel – set in Philadelphia -- takes place on June 16, 2004, the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday.

 


Jim McKeown

An interesting novel, by a long-time transcriptionist at The New York Times, adds to the list of “newspaper fiction.”

 


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