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Lesbian Poet Julie Gard Opens Up About Same-Sex Parenting in New Book

​What inspired you to write this collection of poems, and how did you prepare for it? I was inspired to write this book by relentless […]

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What if You Got Harper Lee to Come to Philly — But Couldn’t Tell Anyone About It?

Harper Lee was known as a recluse. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird — Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, classroom staple, the best courtroom drama of […]

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See the Cover of Bruce Springteen’s Autobiography, Out in September

Bruce Springsteen’s autobiography will spring from cages out on Highway 9 and onto bookshelves this September. Springsteen announced the book, titled Born to Run, on […]

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Buzz Bissinger to Collaborate With Caitlyn Jenner on Memoir

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Buzz Bissinger will be collaborating with Olympic athlete Caitlyn Jenner on her new memoir, The New York Times reports. Bissinger, whose […]

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Philly Bookstores Share Their Favorite Books of 2015

The holidays means a lot more time indoors with family, friends or a good read. If you’re like most, chances are you haven’t gotten as much […]

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18 New and Juicy Music Memoirs You Need to Read

No, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar haven’t written their memoirs yet, but just wait a few years. Seems like every musician is sitting down these days […]

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I See “The World” Differently Than Ta-Nehisi Coates

I missed out on the hottest ticket in town when Ta-Nehisi Coates was in Philly in October for a talk at the Free Library based […]

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Excerpt: A Sneak Peek at Thom Nickels’ Literary Philadelphia

Since Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin put type to printing press, Philadelphia has been a haven and an inspiration for writers. Local essayist Agnes Repplier […]

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SEPTA Spokeswoman Jerri Williams Plots New Career: Crime Novelist

Jerri Williams enjoyed writing her first novel. But what she didn’t like about it was what it cost her. “This first book, I really gave […]

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Hunter S. Thompson’s Former Assistant Tells Wild Stories in New Book

The contrast is difficult to get my brain around. I’m talking with the well-mannered and apparently highly responsible Cheryl Della Pietra, who at 46, is […]

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New Book Tells the Story of Sphinx Sculpture at Penn Museum

If you’ve taken a trip to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology, you’ll probably recall being greeted by an enormous granite sphinx […]

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Teresa Giudice Releasing Tell-All Book With Hilarious Title

Has time flown, or what? It seems like only yesterday that Teresa Giudice began her 15-month prison sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Danbury, […]

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Chelsea Clinton’s Coming to Philly Next Week

Former (and future?) First Daughter Chelsea Clinton will visit the Palestra at UPenn next week as part of the Food Trust‘s youth leadership summit for middle-schoolers, […]

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Are Books Making a Comeback?

Maybe predictions of the death of written, printed paper books were premature. A new report in the New York Times suggests as much, based on […]

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Jerry Seinfeld: Take My Endorsement Off Cosby Biography

One by one the Cosby empire is crumbling. Reruns of The Cosby Show have been pulled from several (if not all hosting networks), his agent in […]