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Who Stole the American Dream?

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Who Stole the American Dream?

“Who Stole the American Dream?” by Hedrick Smith (Random House, $18) By Chris Richcreek   If you believe that things haven’t been quite right with the American economy for some time, but you’re not exactly sure why,...

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Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel

“Madam Belle: Sex, Money, and Influence in a Southern Brothel” by Maryjean Wall (University Press of Kentucky, $24.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Maryjean Wall, turf writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader for more than 35 years, has...

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Texts From Jane Eyre

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Texts From Jane Eyre

“Texts From Jane Eyre” by Mallory Ortberg (Henry Holt and Co., $23) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell   Updated versions of classic stories are nothing new, but the recently released “Texts From Jane Eyre” offers a pretty innovative...

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Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective

“Martin Scorsese: A Retrospective” by Tom Shone (Abrams, $40) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Martin Scorsese made his first film in 1963 while still a student at New York University’s film school, but it was “Mean Streets”...

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Yes Please

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Yes Please

“Yes Please” By Amy Poehler (Harper Collins, $28.99) Reviewed by Molly Ford   Whether you know Amy Poehler from “Parks and Recreation,” “Saturday Night Live” or one of her movies, most of America has smiled at least...

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A Family of the Land: The Texas Photography of Guy Gillette

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

A Family of the Land: The Texas Photography of Guy Gillette

“A Family of the Land: The Texas Photography of Guy Gillette” by Andy Wilkinson (University of Oklahoma Press, $29.95) Reviewed by Larry Cox Nothing can capture a time and a place quite like a photograph. For Guy...

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Catification

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Catification

“Catification” By Jackson Galaxy and Kate Benjamin (Penguin Group, $21.95) Reviewed by Ealish Waddell Viewers of Animal Planet’s “My Cat From Hell” know Jackson Galaxy as the guy with the guitar case full of cat toys and...

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Arts and Crafts: Living With the Arts & Crafts Style

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Arts and Crafts: Living With the Arts & Crafts Style

“Arts and Crafts: Living With the Arts & Crafts Style” by Judith Miller (Miller’s/Mitchell Beazley, $39.99) Reviewed by Larry Cox   Beginning in the late 19th century, Arts & Crafts became one of the most influential movements...

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I Like Giving

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

I Like Giving

“I Like Giving” by Brad Formsma (WaterBrook Press, $14.99) Reviewed by Chris Richcreek   Truth be told, as books go, “I Like Giving” might make you throw up. In a good way, if such a thing exists....

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The Simpson Family History: A Celebration of Television’s Favorite Family

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

The Simpson Family History: A Celebration of Television’s Favorite Family

“The Simpson Family History: A Celebration of Television’s Favorite Family” by Matt Groening (Abrams, $35) Reviewed by Larry Cox   It is almost impossible to imagine American pop culture without or before “The Simpsons.” Since its debut...

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