Art and Culture

Art and culture

A selection of stories by the acclaimed short-story writer, Anne Beattie. 


Welcome to Behind the Story, a program where we take you straight to the source. In this special episode, we travel to Night Vale – the strange fictional town made wildly popular by the Welcome to Night Vale podcast and now­ book. Its creators – Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor – stopped by Waco for a book signing and Q&A with KWBU’s Jim McKeown. 


Beautifully written tale of slavery in Pre-Civil War Virginia.


Beautifully written tale of slavery in Pre-Civil War Virginia.


From the podcast of the same name, Night Vale is a curiously inventive tale.


Science fiction thriller of an astronaut stranded on Mars.


Novel written and rejected before Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird


Jim McKeown

Newspaper journalist, Carl Hiaasen, turned novelist, writes another thrilling mystery.


Jim McKeown

The novel which started my Booker Prize Winners collection.


I return to a sensitive and heartbreaking novel I read and loved in seventh grade.


Jim McKeown

Extraordinarily intense thriller of a man with a temper, a talent for painting, and a penchant for getting himself in deep messes.


Likely Stories: All the Light We Cannot See

Aug 27, 2015
Jim McKeown

Exciting story of two children swept into the maelstrom of World War II


Jim McKeown

Enchanting story of two acquaintances who decide to become companions to each other. 


Jim McKeown

Novel of a sometimes sympathetic curmudgeon.


Jim McKeown

Ishiguro mines fragments from Beowulf, Le Morte D’Arthur, and dragon-lore in this adventure tale.


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