John H. Brown is a familiar figure to many West Virginians. He’s the founder of Brown Communications, a Charleston public relations firm now headed by his son Bryan, and he’s been a wine and food columnist for more than 30 years, writing for the Gazette-Mail and other publications.
The history of the United States of America has not always been pretty. Systemic discrimination toward Black people have blotted the exceptional idea of all men (and women) being created equal. Today, we can make strides to correct this by listening to, understanding and supporting those who…
June was chosen as LGBTQ Pride Month in commemoration of the Stonewall Uprising that occurred in June 1969. Stonewall, largely led by black transgender women, is commonly seen as the beginning of the modern gay rights movement. A year later, thousands of gay and lesbian men and women across …
There could be worse timing than releasing a travel book in the middle of a global pandemic, but television host and 1999 George Washington High School graduate Conor Knighton shrugged it off with a laugh.
Right now, our pets are either enjoying having us around all the time or wondering why we are cramping their style. The love of our pets makes such a difference in our lives. During this National Pet Month, we spotlight great memoirs about those bonds and insights into the animals that share…
We are all sitting at home and working on our To Be Read pile of books. This month, we thought we would spotlight some of the online book resources, just in case you’ve read through your pile. We are also going to recommend a couple of books you might want to download.
In the midst of all your social distancing, you might find time to celebrate Women’s History Month, which runs through March 31. Maybe you’ll be inspired by the tales of women who made history — and helped the world — in some of the most challenging times imaginable.
Firefighter-turned-writer Larry Brown published his first short story after turning 30 years old. He was only 53 when he died of an apparent heart attack in 2004.
Ann M. Martin, the bestselling author of “The Baby-sitters Club” series, will headline the 2020 West Virginia Book Festival Oct. 2 and 3 at the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center.
Education historian and author Diane Ravitch will speak in the Geary Auditorium at the University of Charleston at 3 p.m. Saturday.
We put the call out to staff, “What is the best thing you read this year?” Since we work in a library, we got lots of great responses. Some were titles you have heard about recently, like “Before We Were Yours,” “Blue Moon,” “Where the Crawdads Sing” and “Giver of Stars.” Some reached back i…
The Golden Voice Award signifies a lifetime achievement as an audiobook narrator. Since 1992, “Audiofile Magazine” has only bestowed the honor to 24 artists.
Award-winning children’s book author and St. Albans native Julia Black will sign copies of her newest book, “Highlawn Days,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at Bridge Road Bistro, in Charleston.
Author Esmeralda Santiago will speak at Geary Auditorium on the University of Charleston campus on Monday beginning at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Snuggle up with a great book during these chilly winter days. Our list today ranges from novels to picture books that will warm your heart and soul. Make some hot cocoa grab and one of these wonderful books.
On Jan. 9, 2014, residents across Charleston, West Virginia, awoke to an unusual licorice smell in the air and a similar taste in the public drinking water.
On Thursday at 6 p.m., Ohio University Press editors Elizabeth Engelhardt and Lora Smith of the new anthology “The Food We Eat, The Stories We Tell: Contemporary Appalachian Tables” will be joined by book contributors Courtney Balestier and Emily Hilliard for a reading and book signing at Ta…
Huntington native Craig Johnson is one of those “one-a-year” mystery writers who delivers every time and keeps his many fans begging for more.
HUNTINGTON — The Cabell County Library and its affiliates are joining large library systems across the country in suspending purchases of all electronic versions of Macmillan Publishers' new releases, in a protest against the publishing house's planned restrictions on library sales.
“Betsy Blossom Brown” is a beautifully written coming of age story by West Virginia author Kathleen M. Jacobs. In the book we follow the life of the title character as she learns to live with and come to terms with all the things good and bad that life throws her way.