Books & Poetry

Colm Tóibín Reimagines the Virgin Mary

The Testament of Mary author will appear at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art on Thursday, March 12. Read story.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Women’s Literary Festival

The 10th annual event takes place Saturday, March 7. Read story.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book Review: Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War

Robert Gates’s memoir is nearly 600 pages about his experiences in the Bush 43 and Obama administrations. Read story.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Who Is Lemony Snicket?

Author Daniel Handler answers the question — sort of. Read story.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Books: The Art of Noise: Conversations with Great Songwriters

Author Daniel Rachel’s new book presents an oral history of British songwriting. Read story.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Book Review: The Rosie Effect

Australian author Graeme Simsion continues the adventures of Don Tillman in his new book. Read story.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast

Mark Anthony Wilson and Joel Puliatti created this comprehensively researched pictorial account of Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in California, Oregon, and Washington. Read story.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Books: Wet

Poet and songwriter Toni Stern talks about her new book. Read story.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Books: The Brain’s Way of Healing

Canadian-born psychiatrist Dr. Norman Doidge discusses recent discoveries in neuroplasticity. Read story.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Book Review: The Future of the Mind

Author Michio Kaku ponders whether it might one day be possible to download memories or create a backup copy of our brain. Read story.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Book Review: Daily Rituals: How Artists Work

Author Mason Currey writes about the virtues of having a creative routine. Read story.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Book Review: The Self-Portrait: A Cultural History

Author James Hall’s book about selfies. Read story.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Book Review: What Happens Next? Matters of Life and Death

The essays in Douglas Bauer’s latest collection were written after he flew from Boston back to Iowa to piece together his life after his mother died. Read story.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Book Review: The Shelf

A sense of gentle, tongue-in-cheek irony permeates Phyllis Rose’s book. Read story.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Book Review: Bark: Stories

Author Lorrie Moore’s stories capture the sorrows of middle age. Read story.

Monday, December 8, 2014
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