Art and Culture

Likely Stories Book Review
4:05 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Likely Stories: Best Reads of Last 5 Years

Jim McKeown in his home library
Ramona McKeown

Likely stories began as a monthly feature on KWBU but has grown to a regular weekly segment.  This week Jim take a look back at the best reads of the last five years.  FIVE STARS to Jim McKeown and Likely Stories 5th anniversary.  


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Code Switch
7:47 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Sagging Pants And The Long History Of 'Dangerous' Street Fashion

Plenty of fashions adopted by young people get under the skin of adults, but the opposition to sagging often has the feel of a moral panic.
Robert Mecea AP

Originally published on Fri September 12, 2014 9:16 am

Mary Sue Rich finally had enough.

The council member from Ocala, Fla., was tired of seeing the young people in her town wearing their pants low and sagging, and successfully pushed to prohibit the style on city-owned property. It became law in July. Violators face a $500 fine or up to six months in jail.

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Likely Stories Book Review
12:30 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Likely Stories: The Transcriptionist

The Transcriptionist by Amy Rowland
Jim McKeown

An interesting novel, by a long-time transcriptionist at The New York Times, adds to the list of “newspaper fiction.”

 


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Likely Stories Book Review
8:54 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Likely Stories: 1 Q 84

I Q 84 - August 28th Likely Stories
Jim McKeown

An epic novel of two people who find each other, then lose each other, then find each other again in a strange new world of 1Q84

 


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Likely Stories Book Review
11:51 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Likely Stories: In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows
Jim McKeown

A pleasing exploration of the aesthetic of Japanese architecture and decoration.

 


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