The Utah Humanities Book Festival Celebrates its Milestone 25th Anniversary!

The Utah Humanities Book Festival Celebrates its Milestone 25th Anniversary!

This fall, the Utah Humanities Book Festival, the state’s only statewide book festival, celebrates its 25th anniversary of inspiring Utah communities through the deep appreciation of reading and literature. Thanks to community partners, readers, and authors, what began as a small book festival with local bookstores and authors on the Westminster College campus, has grown … Read more

Dennis Osadebe: Meet the Nigerian artist visualizing Africa’s future by reaching into the past

Written by Natalie Kainz, CNN In Dennis Osadebe’s “Nigerian Dream,” two figures clad in fuscia and mustard yellow stare out of the painting. Their facial features are obscured by a traditional tribal mask and a futuristic space helmet. The piece parodies the 1930 Grant Wood painting “American Gothic,” but exchanges a rural farmhouse for a … Read more

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Author Michael Lewis is being coy about his next project. But, he says over a video call from his home in Berkeley, California: “I will lift my skirt a little, but not a lot here.” He then gets more animated: “I really don’t want to reveal exactly what I’m writing about,” he tells Financial News. … Read more

Michael Lewis teases new Wall Street book: ‘You’ll learn all about crypto’

Author Michael Lewis is being coy about his next project. But, he says over a video call from his home in Berkeley, California: “I will lift my skirt a little, but not a lot here.” He then gets more animated: “I really don’t want to reveal exactly what I’m writing about,” he tells Financial News. … Read more

Frank Lloyd Wright is best known for his architecture, but a new show highlights his relationship with decorative art

There’s lots of inspiration to be had at the Kirkland Museum in Denver: paintings, sculpture, among a host of other items, to be sure. But the gift of a lamp is what inspired a new exhibition with a familiar name attached. “Frank Lloyd Wright Inside the Walls” illuminates the relationship between Wright’s architecture — what … Read more

Here are the top 14 things to do in Houston this weekend

This weekend, NRG Stadium will welcome country titan Garth Brooks, which promises to be a massive sellout. Speaking of massive, giant dinosaurs take over Houston; folks can get up close and personal with their favorites. Folks can also get up close and personal with an astronaut this weekend. The symphony celebrates 75 years of India, … Read more

Naughty Bits STL Wants St. Louis To Eat a D*ck [NSFW] | Food & Drink News | St. Louis

click to enlarge Stefanie Graham Naughty Bits STL features freshly made penis and vagina shaped waffles. Austin Blankenship and Corey James want St. Louis to know one very important thing. “We have the best tasting dicks in St. Louis.” Soon, folks throughout the metro area will be able to taste that assertion for themselves thanks … Read more

Eric Schmitt Filmed Ad at Kirkwood Restaurant Without Permission | St. Louis Metro News | St. Louis

click to enlarge Monica Obradovic Spencer’s Grill owner Alex Campbell says the restaurant tries to stay apolitical. A Kirkwood breakfast and lunch mainstay is speaking out on social media this morning after what they say was Senate candidate Eric Schmitt’s unauthorized use of their business in a commercial campaign. Spencer’s Grill, which has been in … Read more

Best-selling author Daniel Silva returns to Houston to talk new book

Acclaimed author Daniel Silva‘s latest thriller, Portrait of an Unknown Womanhas just been released, and if the past is precedent, there’s no reason it won’t become a New York Times bestseller — like so many others in Silva’s Gabriel Allon series. Yet, there’s something different about this particular Gabriel Allon novel, in which the protagonist, … Read more

Parents plan teach-in event after school board rejected book on Japanese-American incarceration

Parents and educators hope a teach-in event Monday outside the Muskego-Norway School Board meeting will help counter the board committee’s decision to remove the novel about Japanese-American incarceration during World War II from its high school curriculum. Last month, the committee overruled local educators to prevent the book “When the Emperor was Divine” by Julie … Read more