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Philip Roth

Remembering Philip Roth

Philip Roth, America’s best-known writer of Jewish angst and second-best-known native son of New Jersey, died Tuesday evening at age 85.

Peroxide Punk Zine 1

Punk's Not Read

Punk rock is the voice of the silenced. It rises in troubling times, disquiets in times of peace.  We take a look at some of  Nashville Public Library's most punk rock books by pioneers who were there for its rise, its fall, and its revival. After all, libraries are punk: what's more punk than free access to information?

The Infinity Gauntlet

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for the film Avengers: Infinity War, because the internet is a cruel place.

The Recovering book cover

The Recovering

In The Recovering, author Leslie Jamison confronts her own alcoholism with the help of a chorus of famous drinking writers: Raymond Carver, Jean Rhys, Charles Jackson, and Denis Johnson, to name a few.  

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