The Coatesville church singers who brought down the house in People's Light's "The Gospel at Colonus" in 1995 are back. They'll reprise the Gospel-music infused Greek tragedy at First Unitarian Church.
It is a masterpiece, written in Hurston's capacity as an anthropologist and teller of true tales.
"The Man Who Caught the Storm" by Brantley Hargrove is the true story of the life of a legendary storm-chaser, Tim Samaras.
In his new book, Greenblatt's real target is our current political situation.
It's been called "the national film of Texas," and it's as big as the Lone Star State itself. George Stevens' 1956 epic, "Giant", clocks in at 3 hours and 21 minutes and featured three of the top stars of its time: Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean.
Now 83, Wendell Berry has been a great American voice for almost 60 years. Library of America is now recognizing Berry's stature.
If you read only one book of poetry this year, make it "Black Sea" by David Yezzi. It's subtle and sophisticated, but as contemporary as the latest tweet.
In "The Middle Ages in Popular Imagination," Paul B. Sturtevant argues that we actually do learn a little bit about the Middle Ages and things medieval from popular cultural media such as movies.
Sara Shepard, author of "Pretty Little Liars," has such an adoring public that no bad reviews can possibly hurt her sales. Her new book, "The Elizas," for adults, is silly and unsuccessful.
CNN's Jake Tapper comes to Philly next week to read from his novel "The Hellfire Club," set in Washington in the 1950s. He spoke with us about the book, the nature of political power, and why no one jumps into the swamp all at once.
"Tangerine" by Christine Mangan is a debut novel that was acquired for the movies months before its publication.
The book tussles with the comprehension-defying nature of climate change.
Jo Nesbø's "Macbeth" resets Shakespeare's bloody tragedy in a modern state wracked by authoritarian rule, corporate greed, and addiction.