Archive for the ‘Booknotes’ Category

Jul. 04 2020

Booknotes investigates how the shroud of Turin came into being

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      The Shroud of Turin was originally intended as nothing more than an innocuous devotional image, but it was soon misrepresented. Miracles were faked, money was made. Former Director of the Walters Art Museum and internationally known medieval scholar, Gary Vikan, investigates one of the greatest hoaxes in the history of Christian relics in […]

Jun. 06 2020

Booknotes encounters the 16th century polymath, Galileo Galilei

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    In 1632, Galileo Galilei was tried by the Inquisition and found to be “vehemently suspect of heresy” for maintaining that the earth revolved around the sun. Now, Dr. Mario Livio, astrophysicist and best selling author of seven books, has just published Galileo: And the Science Deniers.          

May. 02 2020

The intersection of visual art and literary art on Booknotes

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An artist book of original images, poems, and essays, with the evocative title, Flying with Remnant Wings, has been published by Goya Contemporary in conjunction with two exhibitions featuring the work of Jo Smail.   Smiles are spreading Behind my ears Below my chin I am light headed A cloud of laughter sits on my […]

Apr. 04 2020

Taking care of precious books on Booknotes

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When I inherited this collection of Dickens novels from my mother, many of them were in sad disrepair–until I took them to be thoughtfully, carefully, and authentically repaired by Jennifer Jarvis, Book & Paper Conservator at Johns Hopkins University’s Sheridan Libraries. This month on Booknotes we revisit the theme of preserving these precious objects.  

Mar. 07 2020

Booknotes on “The Understudy’s Handbook” and the 17th CityLit Festival

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Steven Leyva wears two hats to the Booknotes studio—poet and board member of the CityLity Project.  

Feb. 08 2020

The Daily Miracle on BookNotes

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        C. Fraser Smith‘s new book The Daily Miracle is a memoir of nearly 50 years in the newspaper business.  

Jan. 04 2020

Booknotes catches up with Baltimore’s newest indie bookstore

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    The latest independent bookstore to open in Baltimore is Charm City Books in the Pigtown neighborhood. Here is founder-owner, Daven Ralston.                                                      

Dec. 07 2019

Agatha Christie from the page to the stage on Booknotes

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Agatha Christie’s iconic detective story, Murder on the Orient Express, has been adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig. The Everyman Theatre’s Founding Artistic Director, Vincent Lancisi, directs.  

Nov. 02 2019

Baltimore Book Festival 2019

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  The annual Baltimore Book Festival—taking place at the Inner Harbor this weekend—is changing things up this year. Here is Santiago Nocera, Marketing & Communications Associate with the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts.  

Oct. 05 2019

Setting the Family Free on Booknotes

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    On Booknotes this month, a novel that not only takes on a moral issue in a deeply suspenseful way, but does so from an intriguing and multi-faceted perspective. The latest book from Baltimore writer, Eric D. Goodman, is called Setting the Family Free.            

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