The gift list was easy this year.
Graduating from high school at 18 years old is a great feeling and a huge accomplishment, but for Killeen native Tamara Pizzoli, she experienced that milestone at the age of 16.
Someone always has to be first.
The rain — or lack thereof — just about destroyed your plants a year or three ago.
You spent a fair amount of your childhood hollering stuff like “Hey! Look at me!” because nobody likes to be ignored. In fact, as in the new book “Britt-Marie Was Here” by Fredrik Backman points out, being invisible is the worst thing of all.
Get an early start on your summer reading by grabbing a few of the books that everyone will be talking about in May:
The Wisconsin apple orchard that belongs to the Lombard family in Jane Hamilton’s hypnotic new novel is a beacon for the nostalgic and the hopeful, those who nurse their memories carefully and tend to them the way the Lombards care for their trees, their sheep, even their poor doomed lambs.
Responding to widespread campus protests against the Vietnam War, Gov. Ronald Reagan of California offered an easy solution. “If it takes a bloodbath” to end it, he suggested on April 8, 1970, “let’s get it over with, no more appeasement.”
Take a deep breath. And blow.
The story of baseball is the story of heroes and villains, legends and little details, hope and disappointment.
Batman has been a lot of things during the past 77 years: a gun-toting vigilante, an object of panic at the height of American homophobia, a campy 1960s television icon, a grumbly middle-aged antihero and a mass media star.
Whether you come away from “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” thrilled or disgusted, there are always more (and often better) stories about DC’s icons in your neighborhood comic book store.
Plot descriptions of nonfantasy novels usually start with the protagonist. Then you add the milieu. Then layer on the character’s inner struggle, and you’re off and running.
When you’re planning to write about the entire 20th century, where on earth do you start?
“H Is for Hawk” by Helen Macdonald, Grove, 300 pages, $16
For nearly a decade, Matthew Desmond has studied the relationship between eviction and poverty in a single American city: Milwaukee. The MacArthur Foundation awarded him a “genius” grant last year for his research, including the Milwaukee Area Renters Study he designed and supervised, which …
James Grippando’s skill with suspenseful plots that tightly hold their believable secrets, revealing themselves bit by bit, ratchets another level in the gripping “Gone Again.”
In her new novel, author Nayomi Munaweera takes on the subject of motherhood — and completely defaces it.
This month offers a variety of touching books about pets and animals, including a golden retriever that survived Hurricane Katrina to become a therapy dog and a tender look at cats and the men who own them.
Few things in life are more vibrant, more beautiful and more majestic than images of space. Thankfully, “Coloring the Universe: An Insider’s Look at Making Spectacular Images of Space” by Travis A. Rector, Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke presents everything from nebulae, supernovas, distant…
In 1992, the election of four women to the U.S. Senate was historic enough to prompt the slogan, Year of the Woman.
At first Bryan Stevenson was conflicted about whether writing a book on his life’s work was the best use of his time.
As you look back over your year, there are a lot of things you notice.
There’s too much stuff in your house.
Killeen resident and new author Novice McDaniel hosted a book signing Saturday at Hastings in Killeen, to promote her new book, “Lord of the Sabbath, Rest in Jesus.”
The November 2009 Fort Hood attack is now a nonfiction book.
TEMPLE — Residents interested in reading about history will have an opportunity to discuss Tom Standage’s book “A History of the World in 6 Glasses” during a meeting of the Reading History Book Discussion Group at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B.