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The Poet for Poetry Haters

Billy Collins is the poetic everyman. He writes poems about lingerie catalogs coming in the mail or deciding not to own a gun because his neighbor's dog won't stop barking. In spite being one of the most acclaimed living poets, he is easy to like, understand, and enormously funny. He doesn't pen...

Unpredictable Destiny

 

Author Candice Millard was working on a book about Alexander Graham Bell when she found a fascinating connection between Bell and President James Garfield. Garfield, as you know, was shot soon after his inauguration and died in office. What you may not have known was how Garfield...

Snowdrops by A.D. Miller

 

Snowdrop. n.)
An early-flowering bulbous plant, having a white pendent flower.
Moscow slang. A corpse that lies buried or hidden in the winter snows, emerging only in the thaw.
 
Long-listed for the Booker...
Missouri Harvest

The local food movement has exploded in recent years, and St. Louis has jumped on board this trend in a big way. Farmer's markets featuring everything from organic produce to cage-free eggs to local honey are weekly events in most St. Louis neighborhoods, and stores like Local Harvest in South...

The Great Movies

 

Roger Ebert, known for his trademark "Two Thumbs Up" movie reviews, was the first person ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for film criticism...

Prague Fatale

 

This month readers will see new growth on several long-running popular mystery series.

Donna Leon's "Beastly Things" is the 21st...

Heat Wave

 

Do you enjoy watching ABC's "Castle"? Is there something about the chemistry between Richard Castle and Kate Beckett that glues you to your television? Is the hiatus just too long before the next week rolls around again and you can indulge your addiction?

Fortunately for...

About that Night

These authors will make you chuckle and then peeking around to see if anyone heard you.


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Dead Man's Bones

 

You know that guy with "photshopped abs" in the film "Crazy, Stupid, Love"? No? Even if you missed last fall's comedy hit, you...

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