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Andrew Ridgeley Looks Back with Fondness at George Michael

Andrew Ridgeley Looks Back with Fondness at George Michael

By Mark Kennedy | Oct 9
Long before he was a music icon in skintight jeans, leather jacket and designer stubble, George Michael was something else — awkward, chubby and insecure. He even went by the very unhip nickname Yog.

'Supreme Models': The First-Ever Book Celebrating Black Models

'Supreme Models': The First-Ever Book Celebrating Black Models

Oct 8
Author Marcellas Reynolds profiles more than 70 black models from the past 60 years in his new book, "Supreme Models."

New York Library Exhibit to Pay Tribute to JD Salinger

New York Library Exhibit to Pay Tribute to JD Salinger

Oct 8
An upcoming exhibit at the New York Public Library will offer a look into the very private life of J.D. Salinger.

8 Nonfiction Authors Receive $40,000 Whiting Grants

8 Nonfiction Authors Receive $40,000 Whiting Grants

Oct 4
Authors working on nonfiction books with subjects ranging from Cuban independence from Spain to gay rights have received $40,000 grants from the Whiting Foundation.

'Barefoot Contessa' Star Ina Garten is Writing Memoir

'Barefoot Contessa' Star Ina Garten is Writing Memoir

Oct 2
Celadon Books announced Wednesday that million-selling chef Ina Garten is working on a memoir, not yet titled. It's tentatively scheduled for 2023.

A Surly Bear Speaks Out :: BDSM Mountain Poet and Essayist Jeff Mann on Being an 'Endangered Species'

A Surly Bear Speaks Out :: BDSM Mountain Poet and Essayist Jeff Mann on Being an 'Endangered Species'

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 30
Poet, essayist, novelist... gay Appalachian writer Jeff Mann fits all those literary descriptions. He's also, as his new book's title suggests, a surly bear whose voice has never been more lyrical and confident. EDGE hears him out.

Botanical Illustration: Putting a Timely Focus on Nature

Botanical Illustration: Putting a Timely Focus on Nature

By Katherine Roth | Sep 29
"Botanical Sketchbooks" (Princeton Architectural Press, 2017) offers a compendium of botanical illustrations by 80 artists from around the world.

Frank Ocean Writes Forward for 'Moonlight' Book

Frank Ocean Writes Forward for 'Moonlight' Book

Sep 27
Distributor A24 is turning a number of the most popular films into books, including Best Picture winner "Moonlight." Out singer Frank Ocean has been tapped to write its forward.

Watch: Former Patriots Player's Memoir Describes Life, Pro Football in the Closet

Watch: Former Patriots Player's Memoir Describes Life, Pro Football in the Closet

By Kilian Melloy | Sep 26
In a new memoir, former New England Patriot player Ryan O'Callaghan describes what it was like to be a high-profile athlete playing on a world famous team — and not be able to tell the truth about who he really was.

Foner Writes Timely New Book on Reconstruction Amendments

Foner Writes Timely New Book on Reconstruction Amendments

By Ann Levin | Sep 17
It took the United States two tries to get the Constitution right. The second time was during Reconstruction, the 12-year period after the Civil War when the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments were adopted.

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