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    T Bone Burnett

    A Life in Pursuit

    By Lloyd Sachs

    T Bone Burnett is a unique, astonishingly prolific music producer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and soundtrack visionary. Renowned as a studio maven with a Midas touch, Burnett is known for lifting artists to their greatest heights, as he did with Raising Sand, the multiple Grammy Award–winning album by Robert Plant and Alison... + More

  • Afghanistan


    Between Hope and Fear

    By Paula Bronstein, Foreword by Kim Barker, Introduction by Christina Lamb

    The Afghan people are standing at a crucial crossroads in history. Can their fragile democratic institutions survive the drawdown of US military support? Will Afghan women and girls be stripped of their modest gains in freedom and opportunity as the West loses interest in their plight? While the media have... + More

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    A Pure Solar World

    Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism

    By Paul Youngquist

    Sun Ra said he came from Saturn. Known on earth for his inventive music and extravagant stage shows, he pioneered free-form improvisation in an ensemble setting with the devoted band he called the “Arkestra.” Sun Ra took jazz from the inner city to outer space, infusing traditional swing with far-out... + More

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    The Tacos of Texas

    By Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece

    Rooted in tradición mexicana and infused with Texas food culture, tacos are some of Texans’ all-time favorite foods. In The Tacos of Texas, the taco journalists Mando Rayo and Jarod Neece take us on a muy sabroso taco tour around the state as they discover the traditions, recipes, stories, and... + More

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    The Republic of Football

    Legends of the Texas High School Game

    Chad S. Conine

    Anywhere football is played, Texas is the force to reckon with. Its powerhouse programs produce the best football players in America. In The Republic of Football, Chad S. Conine vividly captures Texas’s impact on the game with action-filled stories about legendary high school players, coaches, and teams from around the... + More

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