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Connections: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon

Michael Chabon is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay , and a strong proponent of genre fiction. His new...
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Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:44pm
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Connections: The future of reading

How is technology changing the way that we read? And how is social media changing how we tell stories? These are questions that will be addressed at an...
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Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:52am
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Connections: Celebrating Banned Books Week

The freedom to read is one of the most powerful ideas in human history: it enables us to consider new ideas and information. But that has always made...
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Fri, 09/29/2017 - 11:02am
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Books and Music: American Music Month

November is American Music Month, and WXXI has been playing music by American composers throughout the month. I only just discovered this celebration when I arrived here, and it has been wonderful to get to hear a lot of American music, and to choose some interesting examples to feature on my programs in the afternoons and evenings.

In addition to listening to music, I love reading (sometimes about music, sometimes about time travel and exploding alien spaceships...). I have a few recent books I've enjoyed that relate to American music. Here are my suggestions if you want to do a little reading, in addition to listening. I'd also love to hear if you have any suggestions that I should add to my reading list!

Don't squeeze the Charmin and don't read the books, either

 
A friend of mine snapped this picture yesterday at a local antiques co-op.  The shelf behind the hand-written sign was lined with well-worn children's books of no particular value.  At first, my friend thought the seller must be an incredible book snob to post such a notice. Then he had another thought, that the books might contain material some might find offensive.  If I'd been there, I would have asked the seller directly.  Other theories?
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