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Art and culture

Jim McKeown

Another “newspaper novel” of a young reporter stumbles on a complicated plot of theft, corruption, smuggling, and murder.



My admiration for Jackson Browne began with his first album in 1971. I was wowed by the fact that the singer-songwriter had worked with Nico of Velvet Underground fame — his girlfriend at the time — on her first album, Chelsea Girl. He wrote one of my favorite songs on that record, "These Days."

Jim McKeown


Magic realism from the great modernist writer Virginia Woolf.



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This next item will be especially painful for Gen X-ers and even some Millennials. Saturday morning cartoons are officially a thing of the past.


Jim McKeown

Historical fiction of the youngest daughter of William Shakespeare


Likely Stories: Best Reads of Last 5 Years

Sep 18, 2014
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.  

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.

Jim McKeown

A branch off the tree that is James Joyce, this novel – set in Philadelphia -- takes place on June 16, 2004, the 100th anniversary of Bloomsday.


Jim McKeown

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


Likely Stories: 1 Q 84

Aug 28, 2014
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