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Cappard, a Black woman, poses for a portrait sitting in a well-lit room with bookshelves behind her.

Opening the doors and turning the pages with Books & Bagels founder Ellen Cappard

A new page for Wilmington booklovers

The new Books & Bagels offers a curated selection and space for community with help from a community launchpad in Wilmington. Dara McBride profiles.

Dara McBride

Profiles 3 minute read
In black and white, three women, one girl, and a man, presumably Asian American, look down at the camera wearing sunglasses.

The Weekly Roundup, September 15-21

The return of the Women’s Film Festival, ‘Nanay,’ WEIRDO, and more

The Women’s Film Festival is back with in-person screenings, a Fringe show inspired by Filipino migrant stories, a poetic conversation at Blue Stoop, and WEIRDO returns to East Kensington. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read
The cover. A blue and black illustration of a Black woman’s profile in silhouette, with red earrings. The text is in white.

Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night by Morgan Parker

The intricacies of Black America

Poet, essayist, and novelist Morgan Parker’s Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up at Night is a poetry collection exploring Black identity through humor, trivialities, power, vulnerability, and grief. Christina Anthony reviews.
Christina Anthony

Christina Anthony

Reviews 3 minute read
A side-view from below of the Commodore Barry statue on what looks like a sunny winter day.

Real Philly History, REAL FAST by Jim Murphy

Baths, burials, and Commodore Barry

Tour guide and writer Jim Murphy brings his passion to overlooked corners of our city's history in Real Philly History, REAL FAST. Pam Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
The book cover, with a b&w photo of Miss Bishop in her 50s, smoking a cigarette at a desk, wearing a patterned shirt

Studying with Miss Bishop: Memoirs from a Young Writer’s Life, by Dana Gioia

The private lives of readers and writers

In Studying with Miss Bishop, acclaimed writer Dana Gioia revisits six people who helped set him on his literary path. Gail Obenreder reviews.
Gail Obenreder

Gail Obenreder

Reviews 4 minute read
Colorful illustration with two people. Text reads: we're trans, we're survivors, we are joyful, we feel rage, we're universal

The Weekly Roundup, July 21, 2021

Illustrating Public Paint Day, folk music at People’s Light, and writing with Chet’la Sebree

Painting with Mural Arts, discovering folk with People's Light, and the Wilmington Writers Conference highlight the week. Kyle V. Hiller rounds up.
Kyle V. Hiller

Kyle V. Hiller

Previews 5 minute read
Cover of Artists of Wyeth Country, with a painted illustration of a man with a thoughtful expression in a rural landscape.

Artists of Wyeth Country by W. Barksdale Maynard

Art icons of the Brandywine

Artists of Wyeth County explores three icons of the Brandywine Valley: Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth, and Andrew Wyeth, honoring their techniques as well as the reasons for their fame. Pamela Forsythe reviews.

Pamela J. Forsythe

Reviews 5 minute read
A fine example of historical fiction that's relevant today. (Image courtesy of Dutton.)

‘Fifty Words for Rain’ by Asha Lemmie

The bonds of family

In Asha Lemmie's debut novel set in post-World War II Japan, a young girl with a Japanese mother and an African American father struggles to find acceptance in a family that despises her. Helene Cohen Bludman reviews.
Helene Cohen Bludman

Helene Cohen Bludman

Reviews 3 minute read
Krys Malcolm Belc’s new memoir explores nonbinary birth and parenthood. (Image courtesy of Counterpoint Press.)

‘The Natural Mother of the Child’ by Krys Malcolm Belc

Redefining the parenthood memoir

In his new memoir, Philly writer Krys Malcolm Belc writes about his journey as a nonbinary gestational parent. Kirsten Bowen reviews.
Kirsten Bowen

Kirsten Bowen

Reviews 3 minute read
A giant but little-known figure. (Image courtesy of Sutherland House Books.)

‘Norman Jewison: A Director’s Life’ by Ira Wells

Jewison finally gets his due

Norman Jewison, director of ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’ and ‘Moonstruck,’ is one of the most prolific filmmakers of the second half of the 20th century. A new biography by Ira Wells finally gives him his due. Stephen Silver reviews.
Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver

Reviews 4 minute read