Every seven and a half seconds, someone in America turns 50. While some people like to say “50 is the new 40,” actress/comedienne/writer Annabelle Gurwitch disagrees. In her new collection of essays,I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT, Gurwitch explores the hazards of reaching the half century mark. She shares some of the incites she’s had on reaching the big 5-0.
In his new book, Stories in the Grove, historian and author Phil Nuxhall takes readers on a personal tour of his favorite 115 people, places and things at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum. You’ll learn about Babe Ruth’s manager, Wild Bill Hickok’s wife, the oven window inventor, and dozens of others who make Spring Grove the “go-to” cemetery.
How did one obscure song become an international anthem for human triumph and tragedy, a song each successive generation seems to feel they have discovered and claimed as uniquely their own? Celebrated music journalist Alan Light follows the improbable journey of “Hallelujah” straight to the heart of popular culture in his book, “The Holy or the Broken.” Mark Perzel talked with Alan Light about “Hallelujah,” and its unlikely ascent.