Titans of the music industry, Columbia Records, is celebrating its 125th Anniversary with the release of the book 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story by Grammy-nominated author Sean Wilentz. He joins Brian O’Donnell to talk about the amazing artists who have recorded for Columbia Records: from Al Jolsen to Billy Joel; from Phillip Glass to Dixie Chicks. He also talks about the late, great Andy Williams and his connection to Cincinnati.
Leanna Renee Hieber was once an intern at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company before stepping away from acting in order to write. She has now published her second novel, The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (Magic Most Foul), a haunting tale of one woman’s fight with the dark side and a man she trusts. Jim Stump interviews the one-time resident, who is now following her dreams and living in New York City.
Miami University alum Bob Chase is the publisher of a new book that takes readers into the world of one of the most popular authors ever, the magical Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss: The Cat Behind the Hat, was written by Caroline Smith and is a collector’s item for the Seuss and Geisel lovers. As the publisher tells Barbara Gray, Theodore Geisel not only had his beloved children’s books, he was a surrealist painter of a collection now referred to as “The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss.” This book includes highlights of those works that Geisel referred to as his Midnight Collection, which he mostly kept to himself to avoid criticism, but wanted released after his death.
It wasn’t that long ago that any talk of fonts was left to graphic designers and printers. Now, everyone knows what fonts are, which they like, which they don’t, and the brief dominance of Comic Sans. Simon Garfield, the author of Just My Type: A Book About Fonts joins Mark Perzel to talk about his entertaining book detailing everything you’d want to know about fonts.
Former Cincinnati Post sports reporter Josh Katzowitz, now with CBSSports.com, has written a fascinating book about one of the most innovative minds in the history of pro football, Sid Gillman. The dynamic, passing offenses we’ve become accustomed to in the current NFL all originated with Gillman, though he never wanted to take the time to write them down. Josh Katzowitz is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to talk about Sid Gillman: Father of the Passing Game.