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Rebecca Wells, author of the critically acclaimed series Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, always had stories to tell, even if she claimed they were not hers. Wells was the product of a union between an alcoholic Catholic mother and a Baptist father, who had to shelf his own religion for the Catholic Church. Born …

Shelf Life is a  recurring book column where our staff review buzzed-about novels, interview authors and discuss personal favorites. In my relatively short lifetime of consuming pop culture, there’s always been one comic book villain above all others: The Joker. Not the Green Goblin, not Lex Luthor, not Magneto, The Joker. And as today marks the …

Shelf Life is a  recurring book column where our staff review buzzed-about novels, interview authors and discuss personal favorites. MTSU alumna Shannon Greenland is the author of several award-winning fiction novels, including the teen spy series The Specialists and the young adult romance The Summer My Life Began. Under the pseudonym S.E Green, Greenland has …

Shelf Life is a weekly book column where our staff reviews new releases, buzzed-about novels and personal favorites. By Kara Aguilar // Contributing Writer Chuck Palahniuk’s novel Fight Club is known for its raw film adaptation starring Edward Norton, Brad Pitt and Helena Bonham Carter. Over the years, the film has often been referred to as a …

Shelf Life is a weekly book column where our staff reviews new releases, buzzed-about novels and personal favorites. Happy Valentine’s Day, MTSU. For our latest edition of Shelf Life, we thought we’d share our thoughts on that sex book everyone over the age over 15 has been raging about, E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey. …

Actor and author Hill Harper spoke in the Student Union Ballroom Wednesday night as MTSU’s Black History Month keynote speaker. Harper, who starred in CBS’s CSI: NY and USA Network’s Covert Affairs, came off as charismatic, smart, funny and extremely wise. His message was potent and deep, yet light with some well-timed humor and crowd involvement. …