Eight State Literary Prize Winners Named

Eight Ohio authors – or authors who write on Ohio topics – were honored by the 2021 Ohioana Book Awards. The awards, first awarded in 1942, are among the oldest state literary prizes in the country. The awards ceremony, tentatively scheduled to be an in-person event, is scheduled for Oct. …

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Local author Don Reimer to discuss ornithology

Local author, photographer and ornithologist Don Reimer will share photos and discuss his new book “Seen Anything Good?” in an online webinar hosted by the Merryspring Nature Center on Tuesday August 3 at noon. “When meeting other birders in the field, a questioning expression is commonly heard: ‘Did you see …

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Riverbend Open first night in the books

GODFREY – New name, successful start. The first night of the new Riverbend Open tennis tournament was a success, according to tournament director Jesse Macias. The tournament was formerly known as the Alton Closed Tournament. Alton, Marquette Catholic, Roxana, Jersey, Civic Memorial and Triad players and alumni, along with other …

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Everest-A Graphic Novel Opera Review: From Life and Death

“Everest”, an opera by Joby Talbot and Gene Scheer, made a strong impression when it premiered at the Dallas Opera in 2015. A tense and captivating portrayal of a truly ill-fated expedition to the summit of Mount Everest in 1996, the piece focuses on three climbers — Rob Hall (the …

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Marvel’s Namor traded his underwater empire for Hollywood

Attracting Marvel’s First Family to Hollywood, Namor the Submariner implements the ultimate plan to defeat his personal enemies, the Fantastic Four. After placing all their bets on the stock exchange, New York’s most famous superhero group, the Fantastic Four, find themselves in financial trouble. While the patents of team leader …

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