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Harper Lee Go Set A Watchman

If sledding and snowmen aren’t your thing, and you’re more inclined to curl up next to a fireplace and read a good book, give one of these snow day reads a try. 1. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee Take it back to the days of high school assigned-reading assignments of To Kill A Mockingbird. …

Nathan Massengill Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Kon

Story by Matthew Burnette // Contributing Writer | Photos by Michael Patton // Staff Photographer Captain America, a Ghostbuster and Green Arrow. Though usually only together in an intense fever dream, these were only some of the characters seen wandering the halls during the fifth annual Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Kon at the Clarion Inn …

2016 Murfreesboro Anime & Comic Convention

The fifth annual Murfreesboro Anime and Comic Kon will open its doors to cosplayers and comic enthusiasts at the Clarion Inn on Jan. 16-17. Past years have welcomed artists from X-Men and The Avengers comics and Madison Lintz, the actress who played Sophia in The Walking Dead. This year’s event will feature guests such as Louise …

Hip-hop artist The Sonnet Man will be teaching Shakespearean workshops at MTSU as part of Tennessee State Thespian Society’s ThesCon festival on Jan. 15-16. Devon Glover, The Sonnet Man himself, is much more than just a rapper. Also an award-winning writer, artist and teacher from Brooklyn, New York who’s appeared on The Today Show and MTV, Glover reiterprets Shakespearean sonnets …

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 …