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Wednesday April 4, 2018 12:00 am EDT
The lost era of great photography — and, of course, Al Clayton | more...

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Friday December 8, 2017 04:14 pm EST
A toasty murder mystery emerges from the creative hub of Atlanta | more...

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Friday October 23, 2015 04:00 am EDT
A bold new memoir reveals the secret life of public health professionals | more...

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Monday September 7, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Alexandra Curry's debut novel brings history to the present | more...

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Tuesday September 1, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Luther Campbell's memoir is a journey in Southern culture and rap history | more...

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Tuesday July 28, 2015 04:00 am EDT
A Week at the Lake scribe talks female relationships and writing about women | more...

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Wednesday June 17, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Chris Leslie-Hynan exposes the racism that exists within the world of professional sports | more...

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Wednesday June 10, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Harrison Scott Key's memoir on his father will tickle your funny bone | more...

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Wednesday June 10, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Emory professor's new book revisits how 1960s school integration blew apart his own prejudices | more...

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Wednesday May 6, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Book details the reunion of Nat King Cole's daughter and granddaughter | more...

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Wednesday March 18, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Where All Light Tends to Go' leaves a great first impression | more...

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Monday March 9, 2015 04:00 am EDT
Author's semi-autobiographical novel is modernism circa 2015 | more...

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Wednesday February 4, 2015 04:00 am EST
'Miss Hazel and the Rosa Parks League' wants to give us all a history lesson | more...

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Wednesday December 17, 2014 04:00 am EST
DJ Mars harnessed hip-hop's DIY spirit to publish definitive book on mixtapes | more...

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Thursday October 16, 2014 01:00 am EDT
New author's short story collection proves 'unnerving for everyone' | more...

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Thursday July 24, 2014 04:00 am EDT
Atlanta civil rights icon wants to see his graphic novel in every American school and library | more...

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Wednesday January 22, 2014 04:00 am EST
Publishing industry Goliath's epic battles with detractors throw monkey wrench in his own pop theory | more...

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Monday December 2, 2013 04:00 am EST
The local author's third books collects his recent essays | more...

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Tuesday November 26, 2013 04:00 am EST
The prolific short-story writer delivers an admirable first novel | more...

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Wednesday October 30, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Author John McMillian puts a new spin on an age-old debate | more...

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Monday October 7, 2013 04:00 am EDT
The artist interviews her influences in the new book | more...

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Wednesday September 11, 2013 07:00 am EDT
Charles McNair reflects on the road to release of his second book, a novel 20 years in the making | more...

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Tuesday August 6, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Author Sheri Booker digs deep in her memoir about coming of age in a funeral home | more...

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Tuesday July 9, 2013 04:00 am EDT
The Atlanta indie poetry press will be releasing nine poetry collections throughout 2013. Here's the skinny on what they have in store. | more...

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Wednesday June 12, 2013 04:00 am EDT
A newly discovered manuscript gives insight to his rejected masterwork | more...

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Thursday May 23, 2013 04:00 am EDT
A new book of essays offers 44 answers on the state of marriage among African-Americans | more...

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Wednesday May 1, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Local young adult novelist takes a dark, illicit turn with her fifth novel | more...

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Monday April 15, 2013 01:40 pm EDT
I Want to Show You More explores infidelity and faith | more...

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Tuesday March 19, 2013 04:00 am EDT
How a butch in pantsuits gave liberal media its balls back | more...

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Wednesday February 13, 2013 04:00 am EST
The MacArthur Genius novelist reads Feb. 21 at GSU | more...

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Monday December 3, 2012 04:22 pm EST
In anticipation of his seventh book, Sky Saw, a look at Butler's work so far | more...

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Wednesday September 12, 2012 04:00 am EDT
Pulitzer Prize | more...

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Friday August 3, 2012 04:00 am EDT
A True History of the Captivation, Transport to Strange Lands, & Deliverance of Hannah Guttentag: A Novel puts higher ed in a low light | more...

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Tuesday May 15, 2012 02:00 pm EDT
New books from Richard Ford, Padgett Powell, Jess Walter, and others round out these beach read picks | more...

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Thursday March 15, 2012 04:00 am EDT
Lamott follows up her seminal Operating Instructions with Some Assembly Required | more...

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Wednesday March 7, 2012 04:00 am EST
The Emory professor takes on the breadth of African-American culture in his ambitious nonfiction work | more...

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Tuesday February 14, 2012 08:00 pm EST
The two novelists appear at the Hammonds House on Feb. 21 | more...

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Wednesday December 28, 2011 08:00 am EST
Wyatt Williams lists his most compelling reads of the year | more...

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Monday December 5, 2011 02:00 pm EST
The essayist explores America through his generous lens | more...

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Friday December 2, 2011 12:02 pm EST

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  • Ai Weiwei with zodiac head of a dog in 2010.

“They're just like a toilet seat, or anything else,” says artist Ai Weiwei about the zodiac heads from the fountain of the Yuanming Yuan. It's an idealistic sentiment: the original heads, taken from the palace outside of Beijing in 1860 during the Second Opium War, have become powerful...

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Tuesday October 11, 2011 04:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta author works his unresolved memories into an insomniac's rabbit hole | more...

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Monday September 26, 2011 12:00 pm EDT
Cultural critic and author Toure explores the concept of post-Blackness in his new book | more...

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Tuesday August 9, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Georgia Tech professor's new books expand the playing field for video games | more...

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Wednesday August 3, 2011 11:48 am EDT

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  • Actress Chloë Sevigny is featured in Doug Aitken's "Black Mirror."

Chloë Sevigny spent her summer performing in a somber art installation alongside pole strippers and tap dancers on a flat-bottomed barge cruising at sunset off the Greek island of Hydra. This sounds like it could be one of the gags from a recent series of YouTube videos...

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Tuesday August 2, 2011 10:07 am EDT

What you make of the new book Tiny Terror: Why Truman Capote (Almost) Wrote Answered Prayers will depend a great deal on what you make of the term “psychobiography.” If you bristle a bit, I think your instincts are correct.

A “psychobiography,” the author explains in the introduction, zeroes in on the why. The why in conventional biographies is touched upon but typically undernourished, he...

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Friday May 27, 2011 12:23 pm EDT

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  • "There is no way back for me now." —Alexander McQueen

Lewis Carroll's Alice—who couldn't see the use of books without pictures or conversations—probably would have dug the new book Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty by Andrew Bolton. Not only is it dominated by pictures and conversations, but the images...

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Tuesday May 17, 2011 04:00 am EDT
What's Weird? chronicles the Athens band's idiosyncratic look | more...

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Tuesday November 30, 2010 09:00 am EST
Van Jensen and Dusty Higgins' trilogy transcends vampire shtick | more...

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Tuesday October 5, 2010 04:04 am EDT
Sedaris' take on beasts of burden in Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary proves hilarious | more...

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Monday October 4, 2010 08:00 am EDT
Pop culture philosopher visits SCAD Oct. 7 | more...