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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. …

By Caroline Morris // Contributing Writer Tracy E. Laird, author of the book Austin City Limits: A History, spoke Wednesday evening at MTSU’s Center for Popular Music. Austin City Limits is a televised concert series that has aired on PBS stations around the country for the past 40 years. Laird wrote the book to convey the purpose and …

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Actor and bestselling author Hill Harper will be the keynote speaker for Middle Tennessee State University’s Black History Month celebration. Harper is scheduled to speak Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom on the university’s campus. The event is free and open to the public. Harper is best known for …

Author Tracey Laird is set to speak on her recently published book Austin City Limits: A History in the Center for Popular Music on Wednesday. The lecture is expected to discuss the history of the longest running music show on TV, it’s impact on popular culture over the last 40 years, including the annual Austin City …