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Selena Frye
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Peacock and Vine: Byatt on William Morris and Mariano Fortuny
Peacock and Vine is a long, thoughtful, and loving essay by A.S. Byatt musing on two famous designers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The book itself is a beautiful object, with glossy pages and gorgeous prints and photographs. Victoria & Albert ...

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General William Tecumseh Sherman, prose stylist
I spent November and December of last year reading the memoirs of General Sherman, reminding myself that the country had been through some pretty bad times before the election of 2016. Sherman has a fascinating reputation. If you're from the south, he is a ...

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Escape!
Well, if Americans have anything in common right now, it might be a sudden desire to escape -- the election, the country, the planet. You might pull one of those off, but only temporarily. I spent a wonderful 10 days in London, but of course, books are ofte...

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Escape!
Well, if Americans have anything in common right now, it might be a sudden desire to escape -- the election, the country, the planet. You might pull one of those off, but only temporarily. I spent a wonderful 10 days in London, but of course, books are ofte...

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Felix Holt: The Radical
By Mайкл Гиммельфарб (Mike Gimelfarb) (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Granted Felix Holt is not considered to be one of George Eliot's best novels. It has an extraordinarily convoluted plot, turning on the most arcane of laws of inheritanc...

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I'm reviewing a lot of music lately!

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More new Louisville music

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Summer Reading Picks - Westerns
 I just  finished my first summer reading, Ivan Doig's memoir, This House of Sky , which was nominated for the National Book Award in 1979. Doig grew up in small-town Montana with his widowed father in the 40s and 50s, bouncing around from ranch to ranch in...

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https://www.louisville.com/content/john-woosley-releases-solo-ep-kitchenette-sessions

I reviewed this new EP by Louisville musician John Woosley (formerly of Hell's Half Acre).

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Great Books I Hate: Wuthering Heights
Emily Bronte (Wikimedia Commons) I was pretty sure I read this novel a long time ago. I even remembered disliking it, which means I must have read it, right? And much like The Great Gatsby (another great book I hate), I thought I should revisit it as a matu...
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