Arts & Culture

Covering Tahoe Truckee events, music, arts, culture, books, and astrology.

Altars Will Alter Your View

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Local poet June Saraceno just published her first book, 'Altars of Ordinary Light,' a work that engenders many 'wow' moments for the reader… June clearly has talent.

Dynamic Duo Make Good with Published Chapbooks

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English Professor June Sylvester Saraceno and one of her previous students, Allison Hilborn, say they are a 'two-woman support group.' In November, the two poets each independently landed publishing deals with Pudding House Press.

Food Rules to Live By:

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Can You Say  No to 'Edible Foodlike Substances'?

Erin Casey’s Excellent Adventure

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While Erin Casey of Squaw Valley Institute won’t be rounding up historical figures to save her future the way Bill and Ted do in Steven Herek’s film, she has put herself in the thick of an excellent adventure.

The Silk That Hurls Us Down Its Spine

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The word ‘essay’ stems from the French verb ‘essayer’ – to try, to attempt. The Oxford Dictionary defines it as a short piece of writing on a given subject. Renaissance author Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592) is regarded as the originator of the modern essay and in three books of essays he covers a variety of topics, some including friendship, fear, vanity, solitariness, even drunkenness.

Local Fantasy Author Stirs the Imagination

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If you’re a 'Harry Potter' and 'Lord of the Rings' fan or just a fervent fantasy follower, then 'Return to Now: The Infant Prince' is the book for you.

Inevitably, We’re All Cousins

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Local author introduces the workings of genealogy

The Nameless, Faceless People of Truckee

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BookIt review on an aspect of Truckee history that lies below the radar

Mongolia or Bust:

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With two recently published books of poems, a third poetry project in place, and the recent winner of the 'Next Great Travel Writer' contest, sponsored by Travcoa and 'National Geographic Traveler,' South Lake Tahoe local, Suzanne Roberts, is having a very, very good year, perhaps her best.

Capturing the Wind on an iPhone

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Addressing the role technology plays in nature

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